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About

The 3-2 Program in Engineering 

The 3-2 Program in Engineering Office

Haberlin 109
P.O. Box 143A
College of the Holy Cross
One College Street 
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Phone: 508-793-2503
Email: tnarita@holycross.edu 
 

Advisor

Tom Narita, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 
Department of Physics 
Phone: 508-793-2503
Email: tnarita@holycross.edu 
 

 

 

 

Admission

Students apply for admission to the Combined Plan Program at Columbia University during their third year at Holy Cross. 

Students who entered Holy Cross in Fall of 2018 and earlier can qualify for guaranteed admission if they complete the prerequisite science and mathematics courses with a grade of B or better and maintain a grade point average higher than 3.3 overall and in their prerequisite courses. 

Please note that for students entering Holy Cross in fall of 2019 and later, admission to Columbia will no longer be guaranteed. Columbia will review all applicants on their prerequisite course grades and overall academic preparation, and they will make all final decisions about admission to the Combined Plan Program. 

Additional descriptions and admissions requirements for the Columbia Combined Plan Program are available on the Columbia website. 

Planning and Advising

Students who wish to pursue this program benefit from personal advising from the 3-2 Program advisor. 

We encourage students to contact the advisor as early as possible in their college career in order to properly plan their courses, as it is difficult to schedule all of the requirements into a three-year time span without careful planning. The 3-2 Program advisor can assist with planning one’s curriculum most effectively, even before choosing first-year courses.