Become a Saint: Forever a Puma
Holy Cross College extends an invitation for you to bring your Puma Pride with you to our campus to continue your education. During this difficult time our staff is committed to providing you with the support you need to explore completing your degree with us and graduate on time. As partners in Catholic education, Holy Cross College offers you the ability to stay involved with your faith for life as you continue your holistic education in the tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
You’ll work closely with our Associate Director of Admissions, Adam DeBeck, a 2006 Saint Joseph’s College graduate, to navigate your next steps. Interested Pumas are encouraged to submit their free transfer application to get started.
For Pumas Interested in Becoming Saints
Holy Cross is proud to be able to offer the following promises to Saint Joseph’s College students:
- Freshman Scholarship Consideration: Scholarships that recognize your unique situation to ensure you are treated as if you started your education at Holy Cross. Scholarship amounts range from $6,000 – $16,000 for students based on your cumulative college GPA (see All About Transferring for scholarship details).
- Generous Transfer Credit Acceptance: Students with above a 2.0 cumulative GPA can be assured if their credits earned counted towards your Saint Joseph’s graduation requirements, Holy Cross will accept them as transfer credits for your Holy Cross bachelor’s degree (pending HLC approval).
- Core Courses Accepted for HC Equivalencies: Your work in Core I through Core IX will exempt you from comparable Holy Cross core coursework. Students will still have access to enroll in experiential courses that provide opportunities for international travel and professional internships using the Holy Cross College network.
- Immediate Access to Tri-Campus Community: Holy Cross students are eligible to access the academic, social, and spiritual resources on our neighboring campuses of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.
*These promises require enrollment in one semester of enrollment in at least 12 academic credit hours. Individual circumstances can be reviewed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Justin Watson, or the Registrar, Hiroko Harrison, for personal advising on how Holy Cross can play a part in completing your bachelor’s degree.
Please see the Contact Info section if you have questions for Adam, Hiroko, or Dr. Watson.
These offers are available only to Saint Joseph’s students who apply to begin study at Holy Cross College in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Why Holy Cross?
Why Should You Transfer to Holy Cross?
You’ll always be a Puma, but there’s a place for you at Holy Cross. We’re a small, residential, Catholic campus similar in many ways to Saint Joseph’s College. Like Saint Joseph’s, it’s the people who make Holy Cross unlike most other college campuses. We hope you’ll bring your Puma Pride to Notre Dame, IN, where you’ll find many comparable academic programs, student life clubs, and a focus on holistic, faith-based education.
Not only will Holy Cross welcome your gifts and talents to our community, but the entire zip code of 46556 – Notre Dame, IN – is excited to have you join students from across the country and world to make our community your new home. Full time students with a Holy Cross student ID will have access to activities on all three campuses including: Notre Dame Season football/basketball ticket purchase opportunity, membership in the University of Notre Dame marching band and/or the HC Dawgpound pep band, vibrant campus ministry programs on all three campuses, and leadership in a variety of clubs and student organizations.
All About Transferring
Let Us Help You!
Acceptance to Holy Cross is contingent upon application via the free transfer application. If you have questions, call Admissions at (574) 239-8400, and an admission representative can help guide you through our expedited transfer process.
There are a number of merit scholarships available for students transferring from Saint Joseph’s College:
|Scholarship||SJC GPA||Annual Award|
|Driscoll Society Trustee Scholarship||3.5+||$15,000 – $16,000|
|Driscoll Society Presidential Scholarship||3.0 – 3.49||$14,000|
|Driscoll Society Scholarship||2.5– 2.99||$12,00 – $13,000|
|Holy Cross Annual Fund Achievement Award||> 2.5||$6,500|
Add the Holy Cross College school code to your FAFSA – 007263 for immediate review of your financial aid upon acceptance to Holy Cross.
Would You Like To Play Sports at Holy Cross College?
We are always looking to add individuals of high character and athletic ability to our NAIA teams. Our athletic department endorses and supports the college’s mission to transform lives by developing students in mind, body and spirit. We strive for excellence in our programs and focus on athletic success, while encouraging academic achievement, spiritual maturity and social growth.