Admission: Not Impossible
Admissions officers blog about search and application process
…bring May flowers (a.k.a. the Class of 2019)!
I am so excited for the month of April! The days are getting warmer and longer, the snow is finally melting, and admitted students have been visiting campus, calling the office, and writing on Facebook! Now that admission decisions have been made available online and mailed to students’ homes, seniors are working to figure out where they will spend the next four years. To help them make that choice, we in the Admissions Office (with the help of our Social Media interns) will be tweeting fun facts and interesting information about the College throughout the month. We also encourage students (both admitted and current) to tweet us a picture of themselves wearing Holy Cross gear or holding up their acceptance letter with the hashtag #SaderSelfie. We kicked off the campaign earlier today if you would like to see our photo!
For students who want to get more involved in other events this month, here are some handy dates to know:
Wednesday, April 8: Online Chat from 7 to 10 p.m. ET — This event is a great way for accepted students to talk to one another, as well as chat with admission counselors and current students!
Sunday, April 19: Open House from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET — Please come to the Hill to get a glimpse of the academic and social life at Holy Cross! Activities will include a student life fair with representatives from clubs and sports teams; information sessions on topics such as career planning, our pre-health program, and internships; and current student panels for admitted students and families.
Sunday, April 19 to Monday, April 20: Overnight Program — After the Open House, accepted students are invited to stay on campus for the night and then attend morning classes the following day.
Friday, May 1: the national enrollment deadline — The day when seniors need to send in their deposits!
For students who want even more, we have a beautiful virtual tour, as well as a number of other great videos on our YouTube page. And please, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook, where you will also find our Admitted Students group!
Cheers to spring!
These are all great questions to ask a current student during one of our upcoming online chats! (Next up is tomorrow night’s, from 7-10 PM EST).
Throughout the year, we offer several opportunities for prospective students, parents, and guidance counselors to connect with current students and admissions staff online. The chats are open forum, so you can ask your own questions or just sign on to see what others are talking about. It’s a great way to learn more about the school and the application process without having to leave your living room.
Registering for a chat is easy! Simply visit our chat web site, click on “Register for Chat Event” (it’s in black at the top of the page), fill in your information, and you’re off and running! The chat screen will pop up and you’ll be greeted by many friendly Holy Cross representatives who are available to answer your questions.
We look forward to chatting with you!
Assistant Director of Admission
1. Show your interest in HC without having to climb the hills
2. Ask the question you were too embarrassed to ask during your campus tour or information session
3. Hear about the “real” HC from current students
4. Perfect your speed reading skills–our chats move fast!
5. Get the inside scoop on the admission process from admission counselors
6. Socialize with other prospective students. You may be classmates someday!
7. Work on becoming a master typist. Those college essays won’t type themselves!
8. Have your parents think you’re hard at work on your homework when you’re really having a great time with us
Our next online chat for prospective students is Wednesday August 11 from 7pm-10pm EST
Associate Director of Admissions