First Year Applicants

Holy Cross offers both Regular Decision and Early Decision admissions, which differ in their deadlines and some requirements.

Parts of the Application

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    1. Common Application
    2. Essay
    3. Short Answer (found under the Writing Supplement tab on the member screen of the Common Application. 250 words maximum.)
    4. High school transcript
    5. Two letters of recommendation, one from a guidance counselor and one from a teacher
    6. Application fee of $60



      • A personal interview – not required but highly encouraged.
      • Standardized test scores (SAT I, SAT II, ACT).
      • Submission of these scores is entirely voluntary, and applicants who choose not to submit them will not be at any disadvantage.
      • Supplementary materials that showcase your special talents or achievement