Our webinars are available to help you navigate the college search, application, and financial aid process. Register or rewatch below to learn more.
Interviews don’t have to be so frightening! Tune-in to this mock interview to learn tips and tricks for a successful admission interview.
Air Date: April 19, 2023
Senior year may be the finish line, but your high school journey isn’t over quite yet! Join us for a discussion with first-year students on making the most of your senior year.
Air Date: April 26, 2023
Writing blocks can be challenging. How can you make your essay stand out? Tune-in to this webinar to hear tips and secrets from first-year students and resources they recommend.
Air Date: May 3, 2023
How do we read an application? In this webinar, admission staff will break down the process of evaluating an application and what we look for. Join us for the inside scoop about application review.
Air Date: May 10, 2023
What should you be looking for on a tour? Should you make time for an information session? Hear from two current tour guides, Edwin '25 and Grace '25, on how to make the most of your visit.
Air Date: February 20, 2023
What makes a school a good fit, and how do you find it? Learn the steps to finding the right college from our current students.
Air Date: February 22, 2023
There’s a lot that goes into your college application. What will make it strong? Where should you start? Tune in for four secret areas to focus on to strengthen your application.
Air Date: February 23, 2023
A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life features four weeks of student Instagram takeovers and two webinars. Follow us on Instagram and watch the archives below for a glimpse into our students' day-to-day lives on (and off) The Hill.
Omar Afifi '24 is a chemistry major from New Milford, CT. He is involved in chemistry research, Student Programs for Urban Development, HCF1RST, and is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intern in the Office of Admission.
Kelly Burke '25 is a biology major from Duxbury, MA. She is a campus tour guide, orientation leader, serves on the Alternate College Theatre Executive Board, and is a biology lab assistant.
Air Date: February 12, 2023
Luke Cambra '26 is a history and political science major on the pre-law track from Westport, MA. He is involved in the Student Government Association, Student Programs for Urban Development, ALS Advocates, Spring Break Immersion, serves as Clark Hall Council President, and is a volunteer in the Office of Admission.
Vanessa Cervantes '26 is a political science major from Waukegan, IL. She works on campus at Cool Beans & Deli Shop, serves as an HCF1RST First-Year Intern, MEPA First-Year Intern, is on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Advisory Board, is a member of the Latin American Student Organization, ProspHer, the Peer Mentor Program, and attended the Passport first-year program.
Air Date: February 26, 2023
In a lively debate, members of our Admission staff discussed, debunked, and demystified age-old application questions in an effort to answer the ultimate admission question: Who gets admitted?
Air Date: January 11, 2023
What Were They Thinking?
The application process can be a fraught and complicated process — what with all the details, deadlines, and decisions. How many schools should you apply to? How do you choose between Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision? This two-part miniseries, featuring current Holy Cross students and Admission staff, reveals what our students were thinking when they applied, and what we were thinking when we admitted them.
What were our students thinking when they applied to Holy Cross? What were they thinking when they decided to enroll? Current students and Admission staff will shed light on decision-making in the application process.
Air Date: November 3, 2021
What were we thinking when we chose to admit these students? What are we thinking as we prepare to admit the next class of Crusaders? Current students and Admission staff will shed light on decision-making in the application process.
Air Date: November 10, 2021
Financial Aid Webinar Series
Do you have questions about how to apply for financial aid? We want to help. Watch our archived webinars, where Admission and Financial Aid staff outline application requirements, provide quick tips on where to start, and discuss your options for financing.
Not sure where to begin in filling out the FAFSA? Let us provide some quick tips and suggestions to help you get started.
Air Date: October 2, 2022
Si no entiende cómo empezar a completar la solicitud de la FAFSA, aquí le damos algunos consejos e información sobre cómo, cuándo y qué necesita para completar esta solicitud.
En el aire: Octubre 2, 2022
What is the CSS Profile? Why do only some schools require it? Join us as we break down why the CSS Profile is so important and what you need to know when filling it out.
Air Date: October 9, 2022
¿Qué es el perfil CSS? ¿Por qué solo algunas escuelas lo requieren? Únase a nosotros mientras desglosamos por qué el perfil CSS es tan importante y lo que necesita saber al completarlo.
En el aire: Octubre 18, 2022
Still feeling overwhelmed by applying for aid? Scholarships, loans, work-study, oh my! Join us as we offer some final tips on navigating the financial aid process.
Air Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
¿Aún te sientes abrumado por la solicitud de ayudas? Becas, préstamos, estudio y trabajo. Vea este video donde ofrecemos algunos consejos finales sobre cómo navegar el proceso de ayuda financiera.
Make Your Application Stand Out
As you navigate the college application process, we want to address some common questions, myths, and uncertainties in admissions. Watch our archived miniseries which breaks down the different components of your college application.
650 words can go by quickly. How will you stand out? Learn tips and tricks to essay writing with experts from Holy Cross and Syracuse University.
Air Date: September 11, 2022
Need a boost? Experts from Holy Cross and the University of Rochester will tell you how to take your application to the next level.
Air Date: September 18, 2022
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.
Air Date: July 18, 2021
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.
Air Date: July 25, 2021
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.
Air Date: August 1, 2021
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.
Air Date: August 8, 2021
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.
Air Date: August 15, 2021
Junior Advisory Seminars
Admission counselors and current students have led a series of seminars covering topics that will help juniors prepare for the college search. Access the archives below. Closed captioning is available.
What makes a good college fit, and how do you find it? Learn the secrets to finding the right school from our current students.
Air Date: February 21, 2022
What does ‘test optional’ really mean? How are scores used in application review, and how do you decide whether to send them? Tune in for the inside scoop about test scores from our admission staff.
Air Date: February 22, 2022
Your tour guides are here to help, but how do you make the most of your time with them? Hear what our current campus tour guides wish you would ask on your tour.
Air Date: February 23, 2022
There’s a lot that goes into your college application. What’s most important? Where should you start? Tune in for four concrete areas to focus on to strengthen your application.
Air Date: February 24, 2022
Your transcript is the foundation your application is built upon; make sure it's as strong as possible. Tune in to find out how!
Air Date: May 18, 2022
Struggling to pick an essay topic? We can help. Join us to learn what makes a great (or not-so-great) essay.
Air Date: May 22, 2022
Interviews are a unique opportunity to add personality and life to your application. Tune in to learn how to make the most of it and leave a great impression!
Air Date: May 25, 2022
Your application is the ultimate representation of who you are. We'll tell you how you can differentiate yourself and stand out.
Air Date: June 5, 2022