Webinars On-Demand

Our webinars are available to help you navigate the college search, application, and financial aid process. Watch the archives below to learn more.

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Jump to: A Day in the Life  |  What Were They Thinking?  |  Financial Aid Webinar Series  |  Make Your Application Stand Out  |  Junior Advisory Seminars

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.

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Edwin & Valentina

Edwin is a first-year student from South Walpole, Massachusetts studying History and Education. Learn more about how Edwin spends his time on The Hill as a part of Student Programs for Urban Development, Student Government Association, intramural sports, and more!

Valentina is a junior International Studies major from New Castle, Delaware. She is spending her Spring semester in Washington, D.C. as part of our Semester Away program. Follow along as Valentina shares a day in the life of a student with an internship and shows us experiential learning in action!

Air Date: February 20, 2022


A sophomore Chemistry major with a Studio Art minor from Medway, Massachusetts, Alissandra is involved in many campus activities! Tune in as she gives us a sneak peak into what life is like for a Resident Assistant on campus!

Air Date: March 6, 2022

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.

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The Student Story

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

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The Admission Story

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.

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Figuring Out the FAFSA: Quick Tips

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: August 22, 2021

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The CSS Profile Decoded

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: August 29, 2021

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Paying for College: Explore Your Opportunities

Scholarships, loans, work-study, oh my! Financing your education is more doable than you think — we'll show you how.

Air Date: September 12, 2021

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Financial Aid Fast Facts

Still feeling overwhelmed by applying for aid? Join us as Financial Aid experts offer some final fast facts for applying.

Air Date: September 19, 2021

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.

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Episode 1: "The Right Essay Topic For You"

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

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Episode 2: "Showcase Your Resume and Experiences"

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

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Episode 3: "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.

Air Date: August 1, 2021

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Episode 4: "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.

Air Date: August 8, 2021

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Episode 5: "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.

Air Date: August 15, 2021

Junior Advisory Seminars

Admissions 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.

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5 Things I Wish I Focused on During My Senior Year in High School

Air Date: April 19, 2021

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First Things First: 4 Tips for First-Generation College Goers

Air Date: April 20, 2021

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The Inside Scoop: How Applications Are Read and Admission Decisions Are Made

Air Date: April 23, 2021

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Tips and Tricks for the College Search Process

Air Date: February 15, 2021

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Six Ways to Get the Most Out of In-Person and Virtual Visits

Air Date: February 16, 2021

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Role for Parents and Guardians in the College Search Process

Air Date: February 18, 2021