Regular Decision

If applying Regular Decision, please use the table below as a guideline to completing your application and keeping track of all required as well as optional credentials.

Notification of a decision will be in early April.


(These items constitute a complete application.)
-Application with $60 fee
-Teacher Recommendation
-Counselor   Recommendation


Submitted by
January 15, 2015

-Mid-Year (Senior Year) Grades As soon as they are available


Optional Deadlines

(highly recommended)

On-Campus Interview



Off-Campus Alumni Interview
(subject to availability of trained alumni interviewers in your area)

You must call at least two weeks in advance to schedule an on-campus interview.
The last day you may have an on-campus interview is December 19, 2014.

Off-Campus Alumni Interview requests must be submitted online by December 1, 2014. 

Standardized Test Scores January 15, 2015
Supplementary Materials
(artwork, music recordings, theatre clips, etc.) Supplementary Materials can now be submitted through the Common App Member Screen or now online via our Slideroom Website
January 15, 2015


Financial Aid Deadlines
CSS Profile®*
(College Scholarship Service)
February 1, 2015
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
February 1, 2015





Make sure you have answered all questions thoroughly and precisely. Remember, you are your best advocate, so take some time when completing each section of the application. If the forms do not provide enough space, feel free to use additional sheets. The application form (, along with your $60.00 application fee, must be sent electronically. In cases where our fee would cause undue hardship, Holy Cross honors the College Board fee waiver request initiated by your high school counselor.

Teacher Recommendation:
One teacher recommendation is required.  Additional letters of support are welcome.

On-campus interviews are available from May 1st-Dec. 19th by appointment on any day that the Admissions Office is open for business. Early Decision candidates interested in having an interview must have their interview completed by Nov. 21st. To arrange for an on-campus interview, please call the Admissions Office at least two weeks in advance at 800-442-2421.

Alumni Interview:
For those who are unable to travel to campus for an interview, we do offer the unique opportunity for you to interview in your area with a Holy Cross alumnus who has been trained as an admissions interviewer. After you have submitted your application please visit the alumni interview request form to request an alumni interview.

Standardized Testing:
The submission of standardized test scores is optional. If you are submitting testing, request scores be sent to the College. The College Board code number is 3282. The American College Testing Program code is 1810. Students who opt not to submit scores will not be at any disadvantage in Admissions decisions.

Supplementary Materials:
Students with strong extracurricular interests are invited to submit samples of their talent.  Our most common submissions are of a musical, theatrical or artistic nature. These materials may be in the form of images (jpg, png, gif), videos (mov, wmv, flv, mp4), PDF, or MP3, and should be submitted through the Common Application or via our Slideroom Website.  

CSS Profile:
*In addition, copies of the “Non-Custodial Parent's Statement” and/or “Business/Farm Supplement” should be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office at this time. The Non-Custodial Parent Statement as well as the Business/Farm Supplement are forms that may have to be completed based on the information you provided on the Profile registration.

For questions regarding financial aid, please call 508-793-2265 or send an e-mail to

Important Dates

December 15
Early Decision application deadline

January 15
All other applications due

Early April
Admissions notifications

Early Admission

Outstanding high school juniors who have completed their graduation requirements may apply to Holy Cross. For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 800-442-2421.