Our webinars are available to help you navigate the college search, application, and financial aid process. Register for our upcoming events or watch past series on-demand to learn more.


Upcoming Webinars

Visit the link below to view all of our upcoming webinars, and register for any that spark your interest!

Watch On-Demand

The following webinar series are available to watch on-demand, allowing you access at your convenience.

Are you beginning your college search and looking for some guidance? Already started and could use a few tips? During the College Search Series webinar series, admission staff and current students reveal the secrets to conducting a successful college search.

The Great Debate

Holy Cross Admissions staff Drew Carter and Liza Goodman debate, discuss, and debunk hot topics such as the advantage of applying Early Decision vs Regular Decision (or vice versa), recommendation letters, what makes a good essay, and more.

The Admission Process Declassified

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.

4 Secrets to a Strong Application

There’s a lot that goes into your college application. What matters? Where should you start? Hear from Deputy Director of Admission, Drew Carter for four secrets on how to strengthen your application.

5 Steps to Finding the Right School

What makes a school a good fit, and how do you find it? Hear from students Marie '26 and Frank '26 to learn the steps to finding the right college from our current students.

6 Ideas to Optimize Your College Visit

What should you be looking for on a tour? Should you make time for an information session? Hear from two current tour guides, Dani '26 and Grace '25, on how to make the most of your visit. 

Dear High School Junior: Tips For a Successful Senior Year

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.

So, Tell Me About Yourself: Inside the Admission Interview

Interviews don’t have to be so frightening! Tune-in to this mock interview to learn tips and tricks for a successful admission interview.

Secrets to Writing a Stellar Essay

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.

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.

The “Write” Idea: What to Do For Your College Essay

Beginning your college essay and don't know where to start? Hear from two students as they share their secrets and reflect on their essay writing experience.

Boosting Your Application

Need a boost? Deputy Director of Admission, Drew Carter will tell you how to take your application to the next level.

How Will the Admission Office Know My High School?

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.

Demonstrated Interest: Why It Matters and What It Can Do for You

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.

Live Application Review with Commentary

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.

Admission counselors and current students have led a series of seminars covering topics that will help juniors prepare for the college search.

4 Steps to Strategizing Your Senior Year

Hear from our own Admissions Senior Admission Fellow, Grace '24, on how to make the most of your senior year in preparation for college applications.

4 Things You Should Know about Standardized Testing

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.

3 Questions Your Tour Guides Wish You Would Ask

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.

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Application

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.

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Transcript

Your transcript is the foundation your application is built upon; make sure it's as strong as possible. Tune in to find out how!

4 Keys to Writing an Impactful Essay

Struggling to pick an essay topic? We can help. Join us to learn what makes a great (or not-so-great) essay.

Tips and Tricks For a Terrific Interview

Hear from students Jemma '24, Daisy '24, and Carolyn '24 as they run through a mock admissions interview with tips on how to nail it!

4 Ways to Make Your Application Stand Out

Your application is the ultimate representation of who you are. We'll tell you how you can differentiate yourself and stand out.

Time Flies: Unpacking Student Life Over Four Years

Our panel of current Holy Cross students from all four graduating years answer a variety of presubmitted student life questions, so that students and families may better see what life is like outside of the classroom!

Freshman Year Questions: Courses, Roommates, and Finding Your Way

Our panel of current Holy Cross students speak about their freshman year experiences, their transition to college, and answer student questions so that they can embark on this next journey with confidence!

Thrill on the Hill: What Students Do, Where They Hang, and What They Eat

Join in on this lighthearted conversation with current Holy Cross students about their favorite activities, events, and spots on campus. What better way to see the full scope of what it's like to be a student at Holy Cross than to hear from them directly!

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 & Kelly

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.

Luke & Vanessa

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.

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.


The Cost of College

Financial aid counselors from Holy Cross talk about different types of aid and other general information about paying for Holy Cross.

Pagando La Universidad

Los consejeros de ayuda financiera de Holy Cross hablan sobre diferentes tipos de ayuda y otra información general sobre el pago de Holy Cross.

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