Perspectives Application Form

Saturday, November 15 – Monday, November 17, 2014

Holy Cross invites you to participate in our annual Perspectives Overnight Program for students from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed for culturally aware students who are intellectually curious and are potentially interested in exploring higher education at a Liberal Arts Jesuit college. The Perspectives program provides a chance to explore the diverse environment Holy Cross has to offer, spend two nights in a residence hall with a current student, and explore the academic and social environment on campus.

This year, the Perspectives program will be held from Saturday November 15-Monday, November 17, 2014

If you are interested in applying, you must currently be in 12th grade or in your final year of high school. Please complete our online application and submit an unofficial copy of your complete high school transcript along with your current courses in progress and a graded paper from your junior year English or History class. We will be accepting applications until Monday, October 13, 2014. Meals and lodging will be provided free of charge by Holy Cross for all selected participants. Spaces are limited, therefore we will not be able to accommodate all applicants. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis during the month of October. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Ashley Johnson in the Holy Cross Office of Admissions at 508-793-2443.

*Please fill out this entire application. A complete application will include  this form , a copy of your transcript with grades from 9th-11th grade, a copy of your senior course schedule and a graded History or English paper from junior year. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please contact the admissions office. 


First name

Last name

Prefer to be called

Home phone number

Cell phone number




Zip code


High School


Are you Hispanic or Latino?


Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please check one or more of the following groups in which you consider yourself a member:



American Indian, Alaskan Native (including all Original Peoples of the Americas)
Asian (including Indian subcontinent and Philippines)
Black or African American (including Africa and Caribbean)

White (including Middle Eastern)

Community Agency (if applicable)

Academic Interests

Have you visited Holy Cross before?

Have you ever been suspended or dismissed from school?

Did either one of your parents attend college?

Did either one of your parents attend Holy Cross?

Why do you want to attend the Perspectives program?

Please note: this essay will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. Minimum 100 words, Maximum 250 words.

Upload your high school transcript

(Please do not upload a transcript that includes your social security number)

Upload your senior course schedule

Please upload a paper written for a high school English or History class.

Permission Form and Emergency Contact Information

Please read the following statement for visitors to Holy Cross. After you have read and if you agree to abide by the policy, please type in your full name to serve as your signature that you will agree to adhere to the policy.

Campus visits are an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about life at Holy Cross. We urge you to experience the various academic, social, and residential components of a Holy Cross education. As a guest, Holy Cross requires that you assume the same responsibility for your own actions that Holy Cross students have assumed. Please read the following statement and sign your name in the box afterwards to indicate that you understand the statement. If you do not understand the statement or how it applies to you, please contact If you have additional questions, please contact Ashley Johnson in the Holy Cross Office of Admissions at 508-793-2443 for further explanations.

I am aware that although College of the Holy Cross has agreed to host me overnight, neither the Office of Admission nor any other office or personnel of Holy Cross will be supervising me at all times during my stay on campus. Visiting students, like enrolled students, are responsible for their behavior as adults within the expectations described below.

High standards have been established for current students, staff and faculty in this community, including high standards of personal conduct and behavior and I agree to adhere to the same standards. I am aware that participants in on-campus visitation programs are required to abide by Massachusetts state law. I acknowledge that Massachusetts law prohibits all use of illegal drugs at any age and prohibits the drinking of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years of age. Furthermore, I understand that any negative behavior during my campus stay will be considered by the Admissions Office. Any violation of the rules stated above or any damage to Holy Cross property may result in my dismissal from the program and impact my admissions status to Holy Cross.


Full Name
Today's Date

Full Name

Home Phone

Alternate Emergency Contact 1

Phone Number

Alternate Emergency Contact 2

Phone Number

By typing in my full name below, I give permission for my son/daughter to visit Holy Cross. I hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless College of the Holy Cross, its trustees, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability, damage, claim of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to my child’s participation in this visit to Holy Cross. In case of an emergency and if we cannot be reached, we the undersigned parent or guardian of the above-named child, do hereby authorize a representative of Holy Cross to consent to any medical treatment or care deemed advisable.

Parent’s full name
Today’s date