(Notre Dame, Indiana) – The University of Holy Cross (UHC) in New Orleans and Holy Cross College (HCC) in Notre Dame, Indiana have signed a transfer agreement for a minimum of five graduates from HCC’s baccalaureate program to gain guaranteed acceptance into one of three of UHC’s Master of Arts in Counseling Programs: Clinical Mental Health Specialization, Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling.

To be eligible for the new guaranteed admission agreement, HCC students must complete an admissions application to UHC, earn an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and must present evidence of satisfactory proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language.

“Our counseling programs at UHC are recognized nationally as some of the best programs in not only Louisiana, but the entire country,” said Dr. Stanton McNeely, President of the University of Holy Cross. “We’re connecting students with opportunities to succeed and give back to our communities by training them to serve as counselors in schools around the U.S. where they will positively impact the lives of students.”

The agreement signed today will remain in effect until July 1, 2028. The schools will determine by July 1, 2027, if they wish to continue the agreement.

“Through this partnership with the University of Holy Cross,” said Dr. Marco Clark, President of Holy Cross College, “our students will receive a robust education in counseling to be men and women with hope to bring to a world in need of healing.”