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Admissions Requirements

Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

$60
Undergrad Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
One College Street Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Phone: (508) 793-2011
General Site: www.holycross.edu
Admissions: http://admissions.holycross.edu/
Application: http://admissions.holycross.edu/applying
College of the Holy Cross
  • Located in Worcester, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,899 students enrolled
  • 33% admitted
  • $43,660 annual cost to attend
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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Cassandra, from MA
  • Dec-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Do the interview. Even if you aren't sure about whether or not you're applying or if you're doing Early Decision or Regular, do it. Also, keep in contact with your admissions counselor or any counselor in general. They keep all your e mails on file and will review them as part of the application process. Another thing is visit the school. Although you are in Worcester and it may not be the nicest area to live in, being on The Hill makes you feel as if you're in another world and makes you feel safe and not like you are in a city. It is also key to remember that their academics are very well known and rigorous which means that when you are applying they take your first quarter grades and what classes you are taking into account and have the heaviest weigh in the academics portion of your application. Lastly, if you do not feel like your SAT scores are up to par, e mail your Holy Cross counselor and ask them for advice, they will help you, they want to have you here. If you are more than 100 off of their median range, about a 1950, I suggest you don't submit them. If your over, do of course and if you're in between do it but it won't neither help nor hurt you.

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  • Alum2012
  • Apr-28-2014 I am a past student here

    Choose your major wisely, something worthwhile that will pay well after graduation, and doesn't have an overly competitive job market. Think twice before pursuing the major that makes you happy, at the end of the day that won't pay your loans or the bills.

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  • A Current Junior
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Come tour the campus; once you see Mount St. James at any time of year, you will fall in love. Also, make sure you schedule an interview, it sets you apart and allows the admissions staff to get to know you on a personal level. Since the admission process is unlike other schools where the whole team decides a students admission, knowing one person in the room can make a huge difference.

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  • Student from MA
  • Sep-08-2013 I am a current student here

    It's true, GPA isn't everything, but Holy Cross is looking for the best and brightest so keep your grades up and work hard to be well-rounded. Get involved in your high school, join some clubs, get into student government, volunteer your time, and never stop expanding your horizons. The more experience you bring the table the better. Be prepared to be challenged and anticipate spending some serious time in your studies. You can't just skate by. Holy Cross expects you to actively participate in your classes, so pursue what you're passionate about! And don't be afraid to leave your dorm! You should get involved as much as you can handle but be sure to budget your time wisely and save some room for sleep! There's a lot to do here and plenty of opportunities for fun and excitement.

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  • J from upstate NY
  • Oct-17-2012 I am a current student here

    Be prepared to work hard but you will be very happy here. Dorm rooms are comfortable, clean and the staff is friendly.

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