If you are considering submitting an application to Holy Cross College, the regular decision application deadline is July 28 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Holy Cross College's admissions stats.
|Holy Cross College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||66.9%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||50.4%|
These are the application deadlines for Holy Cross College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||November 18|
|Regular Decision||Yes||July 28||––|
Holy Cross College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Holy Cross College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 18.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
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 students, about 578 from 638 applicants.
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.
Holy Cross College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Holy Cross College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
Make sure to check with Holy Cross College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Holy Cross College, all applicants 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||√||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Holy Cross College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2. Holy Cross College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Holy Cross College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Holy Cross College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 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.
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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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
Can I defer my acceptance to Holy Cross College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Holy Cross College.
Does Holy Cross College accept transfer credits?
✅ Holy Cross College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Holy Cross College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Holy Cross College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Holy Cross College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits but 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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Holy Cross College's acceptance rate?
✅ Holy Cross College's acceptance rate is 91%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Holy Cross College?
❌ Holy Cross College does not offer early decision.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
24 and Above
18 to 24
18 and Less
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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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