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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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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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.

Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

Luke & Vanessa
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.

Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

The Great Debate: Who Gets Admitted?

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The Great Debate: Who Gets Admitted?

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.

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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.

Figuring out the FAFSA
Figuring Out the FAFSA

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

entendiendo la FAFSA
Entendiendo la FAFSA

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

The CSS Profile Decoded
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: October 9, 2022

El Perfil CSS Decodificado
El perfil CSS decodificado

¿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

Paying for College
Paying for College

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

Pagando la Universidad
Pagando la Universidad

¿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.

Writing a Standout Essay
Writing a Standout Essay

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

Boosting Your Application
Boosting Your Application

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

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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

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.

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5 Secrets to Finding the Right School

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

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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.

Air Date: February 22, 2022

Junior Advisory Seminar - Tour Guide Questions
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.

Air Date: February 23, 2022

Junior Advisory Seminar - Strengthen Your Application
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.

Air Date: February 24, 2022

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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!

Air Date: May 18, 2022

Junior Advisory Seminar -  Writing an Impactful Essay
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.

Air Date: May 22, 2022

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3 Tips to Nail Your Admission Interview

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

Junior Advisory Seminar -  Make Application Stand Out
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.

Air Date: June 5, 2022

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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