Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum. Holy Cross College is committed to helping students develop their passions and skills through a practical and personalized education, and students, in turn, use their hearts and minds to make a positive impact on the local and global community. Our unique partnership with the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College gives our students countless academic and extracurricular opportunities across our tri-campus community.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Art & Design
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First Year Application Information
First Year Application Information for International Students

Testing Policy:
 Holy Cross College will offer test-optional admissions for Fall 2023. Applicants who have taken the ACT and/or SAT are welcome to submit scores, but scores will not be required. More information is available here

Deadlines: November 1 is the Early Action deadline. Meeting this deadline offers earliest notification of admission and scholarship status. Applications submitted after November 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Regular Decision application deadline is February 15. Applications submitted on or before this deadline are eligible for maximum merit scholarship consideration.


Transfer Application Information

With generous merit scholarships and credit transfer policies, Holy Cross College is a transfer-friendly option for students looking to complete a degree at a Catholic, liberal arts college offering an education that forms the heart and mind. Apartment-style housing arrangements, with access to a club room, gym, and pool, are popular among transfer students looking for a campus community with high-end amenities.

Additional Information

Enrollment Programs

The diversity of the student body at Holy Cross College is reflected in our broad offering of academic programs and unique enrollment pathways. Although our students are on many different academic journeys, all receive a timeless liberal arts education rooted in the Holy Cross tradition of educating the mind and heart. Our mission is to bring you to the deepest level of understanding of yourself and the world around you. Which academic path will you travel to get there?

Visit us

Holy Cross College offers various virtual and on-campus opportunities to learn more about the academic, community, and faith life on our campus. Schedule a meeting with us to better understand the application process and financial aid opportunities. Visit our website to register for an online event or campus tour

Nowhere else can you experience the attention and care of a small, liberal arts college and still participate in the life of a bustling university. I enjoy the opportunity to be intricately involved in the tri-campus community at Notre Dame.

Rich Meyer, Class of 2023
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

54515 State Road 933 North, PO Box 308
Notre Dame, IN 46556, United States of America

Phone number

(574) 239-8400