The phone has been busy in the Admissions Office this past week with lots of calls about interviews. As I am sure you know, Holy Cross offers on-campus interviews to prospective students from May through the end of December. Unfortunately, many students lose track of time during this period or become so involved in their academics, extra curricular activities, and other college application tasks, that it becomes hard to get to campus for this interview. As a result, many of these phone calls result in the student being disappointed because the deadline has passed they will be unable to interview. If you happen to be one of those students, please keep in mind that even though interviews at Holy Cross are strongly recommended, they are not required. If you were unable, for one reason or another, to have an interview, this will in no way affect your candidacy for admission to the College.
One way to further support your candidacy without an interview, would be to submit any additional information that you feel would assist the Admissions Committee in the evaluation of your application. Now, I don’t mean you should go ask yet another teacher for a recommendation, but think about what you would have talked about if you had had that interview – academics for sure, but also things you do outside of school. So, think about sending additional information that helps us learn a little bit more about your character. After all, it can’t hurt, right?
Patrick Maloney ’02
Assistant Director of Admissions