Virtual and In-Person Opportunities: 2020-2021

** Please contact us with any questions

In-Person Offerings

Campus Tours

We are pleased to offer in-person campus tours for prospective students and their guests. To prioritize the health and safety of our campus community and visitors, tours will consist of a maximum of twenty people and one tour guide. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals and all participants will maintain physical distance. Much of the tour will be conducted outdoors, with entrance into a select number of campus buildings.

Tours will be offered Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays throughout the summer. Pre-registration is required and please note that you must sign up for an information session separately.   

If you are a school counselor, independent counselor, or agency/CBO counselor who is hoping to sign up for a campus tour this summer, please reach out to Tom McHugh at tmchugh@holycross.edu to schedule your visit.

On-Campus Information Session

In-person information sessions will consist of a maximum of 20 people and one admission counselor. Admission counselors will give a 30-minute presentation, focusing on the application process and any other topics not covered during the campus tour. 

On-Campus Information Sessions will be offered Monday through Friday beginning Monday, July 12 - Friday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and please note that you must sign up for a tour separately. 

Virtual Offerings

Remote Interviews

**All interviews for Fall 2022 candidates will be held remotely due to COVID-19.**

Students applying for Fall 2022 are invited to make an appointment to join us virtually for a one-on-one interview with an admission counselor on any day that the Admission Office is open for business beginning June 1, 2021. 

First-Year Applicants can sign up for interviews using our First-Year Student Remote Interview Scheduling Calendar

Transfer students can schedule interviews using the Transfer Student Remote Interview Scheduling Calendar

Summer Application Sessions

Summer Application Sessions are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. EST beginning on Tuesday, June 22nd until Thursday August 19, excluding the week of July 5th. Summer Application Sessions will explore essay tips, discuss interviewing advice, and provide an exclusive inside look into our application review with the following topics:

3 Tips to Nail Your Admission Interview
4 Keys to Writing an Impactful College Essay
The Inside Scoop: How Applications Are Read and Admission Decisions Are Made

Virtual Information Sessions

Admission counselors will give 30- 45 minute presentations, highlighting key aspects of the College and focusing on the application process. Sessions will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. EST until Friday August 20th, excluding the week of July 5th (Fourth of July holiday). 

Make Your Application Stand Out: A Five Part Mini-Series

As you begin the college application process, we want to address some common questions, myths, and uncertainties in admissions. Join us for this new mini-series, where each episode will highlight a different component of your college application. Select August 1 on the calendar to register.

 


Sunday, July 18
 
Episode 1 - The Right Essay Topic for You - Rewatch
Are you overwhelmed by the personal essay? Facing writer's block and can't find the right topic? Tune in as admission staff break down the personal essay and walk you through choosing an effective topic.
Sunday, July 25Episode 2 - Showcase Your Resume and Experiences Rewatch
What's in a resume? Clubs, sports, family responsibilities, part-time jobs, volunteering...all of the above and more! Tune in for a conversation between admission staff and current students as they reveal how best to leverage your time spent outside the classroom.

Sunday, August 1
 
Episode 3 - How Will the Admission Office Know My High School?
High schools are like snowflakes - each one has different courses, grading scales, and teaching philosophies. So how will we know what your high school is like when we read your transcript? Tune in for a deep-dive by admission staff about differentiating high schools during application review.
Sunday, August 8Episode 4 - Demonstrated Interest: Why It Matters and What It Can Do for You
What is demonstrated interest? Why do some schools track it? Tune in as admission staff reveal why demonstrated interest is important and current students reflect on how it helped them in their college search.
Sunday, August 15Episode 5 - Live Application Review with Commentary
You submit your application, and then what? Admission staff will reveal the evaluation process with a behind-the-scenes look at how we read applications. Tune in to see an application reviewed live.
New episodes will air on Sunday evenings at 7pm EST. Live closed captioning will be available. Episodes will be archived on our website.

 
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