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First year students for fall 2021 are test-optional
Holy Cross College will grant first year admissions for fall 2021 as test-optional. Applicants that took the ACT and/or SAT are welcome to submit scores to supplement their applications, but scores will not be required for an application to be considered for review and admission to Holy Cross College. To help the Office of Admissions understand a student’s situation, a new question has been added to the Holy Cross College section of the 2021 Common Application.
For those unable to submit a standardized test score, the College will perform a more rigorous review of high school curriculum, grade point average (GPA), and class rank. No additional requirements are needed in lieu of the test score, but applicants are welcome to supplement applications with resumes and teacher recommendations. Students who do not submit scores may be invited to participate in an admissions interview. Prospective student-athletes should defer to eligibility requirements issued by the NAIA.
“We recognize that adaptations and adjustments will be needed in our academic operations in these extraordinary times while still maintaining our goal of providing a quality, contemporary liberal arts education rooted in the heart of the Holy Cross Mission of academic, social, and spiritual growth.” notes Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C.
Holy Cross College will review its policies for fall 2022 and beyond after the 2021 application cycle is completed. For more information contact the Holy Cross College Office of Admissions at 574.239.8400 or email [email protected].