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Holy Cross College Admissions

If you want to apply to Holy Cross College, the regular decision application deadline is July 28 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Holy Cross College?

Holy Cross College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Holy Cross College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 18.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Holy Cross College?

Getting into Holy Cross College is moderately difficult. Holy Cross College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Holy Cross College accepted 91% of all applicants., around 578 of the 638 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Holy Cross College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Holy Cross College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Holy Cross College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

Holy Cross College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Holy Cross College must submit the following items. Double check with Holy Cross College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Holy Cross College?

Students admitted to Holy Cross College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. Holy Cross College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Holy Cross College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 66.9% of Holy Cross College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50.4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Holy Cross College?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Holy Cross College?

To be most competitive at Holy Cross College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Holy Cross College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Holy Cross College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to Holy Cross College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Holy Cross College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 28.

Transfer students can enroll in Holy Cross College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Holy Cross College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Holy Cross College?

Students who are admitted to Holy Cross College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Holy Cross College accept transfer credits?

Holy Cross College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Holy Cross College accepts:

Does Holy Cross College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Holy Cross College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsbut does not accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Holy Cross College?

No, Holy Cross College is test optional, so you can make the call whether to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Holy Cross College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

91%

How hard is it to get into Holy Cross College? Holy Cross College is a somewhat selective institution. The Holy Cross College acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.

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Holy Cross College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 28

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 28

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Holy Cross College is Jul 28.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Holy Cross College is Jul 28.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Holy Cross College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Holy Cross College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Holy Cross College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Holy Cross College SAT Scores

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Holy Cross College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.2

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Holy Cross College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

601

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

91%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$33,250

Out-of-State

$33,250

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 28
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