University of Holy Cross

Freshman Admissions

Applicants may be accepted to the freshman class based on the completion or expected completion of high school work, home school program or a general education development diploma. At the time of enrollment, however, the applicant must have graduated from an accredited secondary school, recognized home school program, or have received a General Education Development diploma.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission will be granted to any entering freshman who meets the following criteria: 

  • Completion of a high school diploma or a General Education Development program with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher; and
  • ACT composite score of 20 or higher or ACCUPLACER Placement Test equivalent; and
  • ACT subtest scores (English, mathematics,and reading) no less than 16 or ACCUPLACER Placement Test equivalent; and
  • Student does not need more than one developmental course (based on ACT subtest scores or ACCUPLACER Placement Test equivalent).

Home schooled students must submit ACT scores (same criteria as listed above), documentation from an accredited institution that the program of study has been recognized by the State Board of Education, and sample copies of course work completed.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Conditional admission will be granted to any entering freshman who meets the following criteria:

  • Completion of a high school diploma or a General Education Development program with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0-2.49; and
  • ACT composite score of 17-19 or ACCUPLACER Placement Test equivalent; and
  • ACT subtest scores (English, mathematics, and reading) no less than 16 or ACCUPLACER Placement Test equivalent.

Any applicant who does not meet the above requirements will be denied admission to the university. The applicant may decide to request an Appeal to the Admission Review Committee by submitting a written statement and three letters of recommendation. The statement should address why the applicant should be granted admission to the university.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In addition to a completed application form, the following items need to be received by the University within the published deadlines:  

  • an official transcript of completed high school work (showing at least six completed semesters); or an official transcript of the General Education Development diploma; and
  • official scores from the ACT or ACCUPLACER Placement Test.

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