College of the Holy Cross

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Holy Cross

If you are a Finalist who ranked Holy Cross, your National College Match application will be sent to Holy Cross, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

College of the Holy Cross Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Holy Cross on October 19, and Holy Cross may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Holy Cross will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Holy Cross.

1

Holy Cross QuestBridge Supplement

Complete the Holy Cross Supplement online. There are no additional essays.

2

Official Transcript(s)

Transcripts uploaded to the QuestBridge application are accepted as official, or your high school counselor can send transcripts directly to the Admission Office

3

(Optional) Test Scores

SAT code: 3282
ACT code: 1810

Holy Cross adopted a test-optional policy in 2005. Our experience shows that the rigor of your high school coursework and your overall academic performance are what best illustrate your commitment, motivation, and willingness to take on challenges, and therefore how well you would fit into the challenging academic community at Holy Cross. Holy Cross accepts self-reported test scores. Applicants may indicate their preferred testing policy on the QuestBridge Supplement and may also update their testing preference and/or submit additional test scores via the applicant portal.

4

2023-2024 CSS Profile
CSS code: 3282
Available Oct. 1

Please select Early Decision as your admission application type.

College of the Holy Cross Admission and Financial Aid Office use your Social Security number (SSN) to ensure they are able to correctly match your Holy Cross QuestBridge Questionnaire with your FAFSA and CSS Profile records. If you do not report or incorrectly report your SSN on any one of these three forms, they may be unable to match your records to complete your application.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both of your biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS Profile with different log-in credentials. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile first, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.
  • Your non-custodial parent must submit the online Non-Custodial Profile after creating a separate College Board account.
  • If you do not have contact with your non-custodial parent or have extenuating circumstances as to why you cannot obtain this information, you can request to waive this requirement.

5

2021 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

After completion of the CSS Profile, generally within 1-3 business days, you will receive information from the College Board regarding how to submit tax documentation via IDOC, the College Board’s secure online documentation service.

Submit your signed 2021 1040 federal tax return, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns (IRS 1065, 1120, 1120-S).

Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2021 federal income tax returns, signed with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision II to Holy Cross. Please notify the Admission Office that you would like to be considered for Early Decision II.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Holy Cross for the Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit only your Midyear Report and any significant and relevant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admission Office to withdraw your application.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Holy Cross on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Holy Cross (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your College of the Holy Cross Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Holy Cross on December 14 and Holy Cross may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Holy Cross applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Holy Cross. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Holy Cross as detailed in the table below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked Holy Cross and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Holy Cross

Holy Cross QuestBridge Supplement

 

Complete the Holy Cross Supplement online. There are no additional essays.

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Midyear Report
(QuestBridge Midyear Report accepted)

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3282
ACT code: 1810

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked Holy Cross and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Holy Cross

2023-2024 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002141
Available Oct. 1

 

2023-2024 CSS Profile
CSS code: 3282
Available Oct. 1

 

2021 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Holy Cross Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
Email:  admissions@holycross.edu
(Please include QuestBridge in the subject line of your email.)

Office of Admission
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Mail or email official transcripts to:
Office of Admission
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610