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Pathways to your future

When it comes to dual degree and graduate school programs, the tri-campus collaboration is strong


As a Holy Cross College student, you could earn preferred or guaranteed admission to graduate school programs offered at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College. Each opportunity has requirements outlined for major, GPA, and other specific benchmarks during students’ undergraduate experience at Holy Cross. Some pathways can be completed in only 4 years total as an Accelerated Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree 3 + 1 program.

Please note that selection for the guaranteed seats is competitive and only for students earning their bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College; additionally, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. You can indicate your interest in a graduate school pathway as early as your first-year application to Holy Cross College. Seats are available for nomination during the undergraduate experience at Holy Cross. All seats are ultimately confirmed by the Provost of Holy Cross College.

The University of Notre Dame offers guaranteed seats to Holy Cross College in the following programs: 

Mendoza College of Business

College of Science

And preferred admission in the following:

Saint Mary’s College accepts select Holy Cross College students’ applications for admission into the following programs: 

More tri-campus partnerships are in progress, especially pending student interest. Contact your Holy Cross admissions counselor for further information!