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During the application process, we hope to learn about your talents and passions — the things that really move you — and get a sense of how you will grow and contribute to the community.

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Learn more about the application process and apply online.

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Completing your application can be challenging. If you still need assistance, we’re here to help. Contact us by email at admissions@holycross.edu or by phone at 800-442-2421 or 508-793-2443. If you’re on campus, feel free to stop by our office.

First-Year Applicants

TYPE

DEADLINE

DECISION NOTIFICATION DATE

Early Decision I

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

Early Decision II

Jan. 15

By Feb. 15

Regular

Jan. 15

By Mid-March

We offer Early Decision and Regular Decision admission for first-year applicants. Please note that applying Early Decision represents a binding commitment to attend Holy Cross, if you are admitted, and that the related deadlines follow an accelerated schedule. 

All first-year applications require:

number_icon Common Application or Coalition Application
number_icon High school transcript
number_icon Two letters of recommendation
number_icon Application fee of $60

Note: All students are highly encouraged to participate in an admission interview.

More information for first-year applicants

Transfer Applicants

TYPE

DEADLINE

DECISION

Fall Transfer

April 1

June 1

Spring Transfer

Nov. 1

Rolling

Holy Cross welcomes second- and third-year transfer students.

All transfer applications require:

Common Application or Coalition Application
High school and college transcripts
Two faculty letters of recommendation
College Official’s report 
Course descriptions
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Note: All transfer students are highly encouraged to participate in an admission interview.

More information for transfer applicants

International Applicants

TYPE

DEADLINE

DECISION

Early Decision I

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

Early Decision II

Jan. 15

By Feb. 15

Regular Decision

Jan. 15

By Mid-March

We welcome applications from international students. International applicants may apply Early Decision or Regular Decision. Applying Early Decision represents a commitment to attend Holy Cross, if you are admitted, and the related deadlines follow an accelerated schedule. 

All international applications require: 

Common Application or Coalition Application
Holy Cross Certification of Finances Form
Bank letter or financial affidavit
TOEFL or IELTS scores (for non-native English speakers)
High school transcripts
Two letters of recommendation
number_icon Application fee of $60

Note: All international students are highly encouraged to participate in a one-on-one interview.

More information for international applicants