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Your College Application

During the application process, we hope to learn about your talents and passions — the things that drive you to lead change - and pursue a life of meaning and discovery.

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Learn more about the application process and apply online.
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We offer some suggestions to assist you in the application process.

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Are You an International, Transfer or First-Generation Student?

Your path to 51СƳ may look a little different — but that’s okay: we like different. Find information about your specific application process below.

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First-Year Applicants

TYPE

DEADLINE

DECISION NOTIFICATION DATE

Early Decision I

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

Early Decision II

Jan. 15

By Feb. 15

Regular

Jan. 15

By Mid-March

We offer Early Decision and Regular Decision admission for first-year applicants. Please note that applying Early Decision represents a binding commitment to attend 51СƳ, if you are admitted, and that the related deadlines follow an accelerated schedule.

All first-year applications require:

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number_icon High school transcript
number_icon Two letters of recommendation
number_icon Application fee of $60

Note: All students are highly encouraged to participate in an admission interview.

More information for first-year applicants

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Transfer Applicants

TYPE

DEADLINE

DECISION

Fall Transfer

April 1

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Spring Transfer

November 1

Rolling

51СƳ welcomes second- and third-year transfer students.

All transfer applications require:

Common Application or Coalition Application
High school and college transcripts
Two faculty letters of recommendation
College Official’s report
Course descriptions
number_icon Application fee of $60

Note: All transfer students are highly encouraged to participate in an admission interview.

More information for transfer applicants

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International Applicants

TYPE

DEADLINE

DECISION

Early Decision I

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

Early Decision II

Jan. 15

By Feb. 15

Regular Decision

Jan. 15

By Mid-March

We welcome applications from international students. International applicants may apply Early Decision or Regular Decision. Applying Early Decision represents a commitment to attend 51СƳ, if you are admitted, and the related deadlines follow an accelerated schedule.

All international applications require:

Common Application or Coalition Application
51СƳ Certification of Finances Form
Bank letter or financial affidavit
TOEFL, IELTS orScores (for non-native speakers)*
High school transcripts
Two letters of recommendation
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*We do not accept self-reported English proficiency exams. All English proficiency exam results must be submitted directly from the testing agency.

Note: All international students are highly encouraged to participate in a one-on-one interview.

More information for international applicants

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QuestBridge Applicants

College of the 51СƳ is proud to partner with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education.

More information for QuestBridge applicants

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We Are Here To Help
Contact Us

If you need assistance in navigating the admission process, we’re here to help. Contact us by email at admissions@holycross.edu or by phone at 800-442-2421 or 508-793-2443. If you’re on campus, feel free to stop by our office.