The Final Days of Committee

We’re hitting the home stretch. It’s been a very busy four weeks, 133 hours spent in the Committee room to be exact, in which time we have made decisions on just over 80% of the applicant pool. This upcoming week — likely the final week of Committee — will ask us to start splitting hairs. The entire staff agrees this year’s applications have shown incredible engagement and quality across the board.

As a highly selective institution, Holy Cross attracts some of the most intelligent, creative, and articulate high school students out there. But being highly selective also requires us in admissions to start asking the tough questions and making tougher decisions. The entire staff will evaluate your writing samples, examine your transcript, read your recommendations, and see your contact with the College, all in an effort to allow us to say that we gave every application the most thorough of looks.

It’s exciting that the light at the end of the Committee tunnel is visible. It’s even more exciting that the incredibly talented Class of 2018 is nearly complete. But before we cross the finish line, we have many tough decisions to make.

We’ll see you soon.


-The Holy Cross Admissions staff

One Reply to “The Final Days of Committee”

  1. Hi,

    I read your post of March 8 which said you made decisions on over 80% of the applicant pool. I am anxious to find out whether I have been accepted or not and would like to know when to expect the notification and whether applicants are notified through the mail, email or through the applicant portal on the Holy Cross website.

    Thank you for your hard work at such a busy and exciting time.

    Noelle Torre

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