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International Applicants


Earning your degree in the U.S. will be full of exciting challenges

Students being welcomed to campus in 2019

Applying for admission shouldn’t be one of them. We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to navigate the application process. If you need any help, please contact us. 

If you’ve enrolled either full-time or as a degree-seeking student after graduating from high school, apply for transfer admission. Students seeking to begin their college (post-secondary) experience can follow the First Year application directions.  

 

Requirements

For applicants who would be a Non-Resident Alien (not a U.S. Citizen, nor U.S. Permanent Resident, nor DACA) 

Please submit the application requirements for the first year application or the transfer applications in addition to the following: 

A photocopy of your passport identification page must be submitted if you will be studying at Holy Cross College on a student visa. A scanned copy can be uploaded as an “Other” type document on the Common Application, sent directly to Holy Cross College via email, or uploaded to your Holy Cross Applicant Portal. 

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid. More information can be found at https://www.hcc-nd.edu/financial-aid/. 

  • All international applicants are required to submit a Certification of Finances with supporting documentation confirming the reported sources of funding for at least one year of enrollment at Holy Cross College.
  • Supporting documentation (bank deposit or income statements) should be signed, in English, and include amounts converted to U.S. dollars.
    * If the source of funding does not belong to a parent or guardian, an accompanying letter outlining sponsorship is also required.
  • Applicants should be prepared to show proof of full funding before any Holy Cross scholarship (merit aid, athletic scholarship) is applied. The Certification of Finances, therefore, does not necessarily represent a student’s out-of-pocket expenses.
  • The Certification of Finances and supporting documentation can be uploaded via the Holy Cross Applicant Portal (preferred) or submitted as a PDF document via email.
  • Download the 2021-2022 Certification of Finances for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 enrollment
  • All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. If you qualify for a merit scholarship, you will be notified with your admissions decision. Select admitted students may be nominated for a Signature Scholarship.
  • There is limited need-based aid for international students. International applicants seeking consideration for need-based aid should submit a letter requesting review for need-based aid with the Certification of Finances. A request for review does not guarantee the awarding of funds.
  • Admission for international students is need-aware.

 

For Applicants who are attending a school outside of the United States (regardless of citizenship): 

Please submit the application requirements for the first-year application or the transfer applications in addition to the following:

 

Translated Transcript 

  • Applicants attending secondary school (and post-secondary school) must provide official translated transcripts in English. An explanation of the grading system is also required with the translation.
  • Applicants may submit their documents to InCred for evaluation. (This specific evaluation is required for international applicants intending to compete in NAIA varsity athletics at Holy Cross.)
  • This requirement can be waived if the school transcript is already in English and follows an American grading system.

 

English Proficiency Exam Score 

  •  A score report from an English Language Proficiency Exam is required from all international applicants for whom English is not their native language. International applicants may also be exempt from an English proficiency exam score if their last three years of education were conducted primarily in English.
  • Holy Cross College accepts score reports from the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test.
  • Minimum scores for admission consideration:
    *   71 TOEFL iBT (530 TOEFL Paper-Delivered)
    *   6.0 IELTS
    *   53 PTE Academic
    *   95 Duolingo English Test

Requirements

For applicants who would need a student visa (not a U.S. Citizen, nor U.S. Permanent Resident, nor DACA)

Please submit the application requirements for the first year application or the transfer applications in addition to the following: 

A photocopy of your passport identification page must be submitted if you will be studying at Holy Cross College on a student visa. A scanned copy can be uploaded as an “Other” type document on the Common Application, sent directly to Holy Cross College via email, or uploaded to your Holy Cross Applicant Portal. 

  • All international applicants are required to submit a Certification of Finances with supporting documentation confirming the reported sources of funding for at least one year of enrollment at Holy Cross College.
  • Supporting documentation (bank deposit or income statements) should be signed, in English, and include amounts converted to U.S. dollars.
    * If the source of funding does not belong to a parent or guardian, an accompanying letter outlining sponsorship is also required.
  • Applicants should be prepared to show proof of full funding before any Holy Cross scholarship (merit aid, athletic scholarship) is applied. The Certification of Finances, therefore, does not necessarily represent a student’s out-of-pocket expenses.
  • The Certification of Finances and supporting documentation can be uploaded via the Holy Cross Applicant Portal (preferred) or submitted as a PDF document via email.
  • Download the 2021-2022 Certification of Finances for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 enrollment
  • All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. If you qualify for a merit scholarship, you will be notified with your admissions decision. Select admitted students may be nominated for a Signature Scholarship.
  • There is limited need-based aid for international students. International applicants seeking consideration for need-based aid should submit a letter requesting review for need-based aid with the Certification of Finances. A request for review does not guarantee the awarding of funds.
  • Admission for international students is need-aware.

 

For Applicants who are attending a school outside of the United States (regardless of citizenship): 

Please submit the application requirements for the first-year application or the transfer applications in addition to the following:

 

Translated Transcript 

  • Applicants attending secondary school (and post-secondary school) must provide official translated transcripts in English. An explanation of the grading system is also required with the translation.
  • Applicants may submit their documents to InCred for evaluation. (This specific evaluation is required for international applicants intending to compete in NAIA varsity athletics at Holy Cross.)
  • This requirement can be waived if the school transcript is already in English and follows an American grading system.

 

English Proficiency Exam Score 

  •  A score report from an English Language Proficiency Exam is required from all international applicants for whom English is not their native language. International applicants may also be exempt from an English proficiency exam score if their last three years of education were conducted primarily in English.
  • Holy Cross College accepts score reports from the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test.
  • Minimum scores for admission consideration:
    *   71 TOEFL iBT (530 TOEFL Paper-Delivered)
    *   6.0 IELTS
    *   53 PTE Academic
    *   95 Duolingo English Test

Requirements

For applicants who are attending a school outside of the United States (regardless of citizenship)

Please submit the application requirements for the first year application or the transfer applications in addition to the following: 

  • Applicants attending secondary school (and post-secondary school) must provide official translated transcripts in English. An explanation of the grading system is also required with the translation.
  • Applicants may submit their documents to InCred for evaluation. (This specific evaluation is required for international applicants intending to compete in NAIA varsity athletics at Holy Cross.)
  • This requirement can be waived if the school transcript is already in English and follows an American grading system.
  •  A score report from an English Language Proficiency Exam is required from all international applicants for whom English is not their native language. International applicants may also be exempt from an English proficiency exam score if their last three years of education were conducted primarily in English.
  • Holy Cross College accepts score reports from the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test.
  • Minimum scores for admission consideration:
    *   71 TOEFL iBT (530 TOEFL Paper-Delivered)
    *   6.0 IELTS
    *   53 PTE Academic
    *   95 Duolingo English Test

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid. More information can be found at https://www.hcc-nd.edu/financial-aid/.