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College of the Holy Cross

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Tips mention: Interview (6), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (9), Sports/Extracurriculars (9), College Essay (2)
I gotten a tudor for best grade on test scoresOct 16 2018Aerospace Engineering
ACT: 33 Male
I attended a prestigious all-girls high schoolJan 19 2016Math
I attended a prestigious all-girls high school. Holy Cross and my high school have a good rapport which definitely helped in my admissions process. My GPA was lower than the typical accepted student (by quite a bit, might I add) but that was because my high school was extremely demanding. I was also not in the top 50% of my graduating high school class, but again, the college understands how challenging the academics were. Holy Cross is a very selective school and is test-optional, so your essays must be very strong. I wouldn't recommend writing about how a sport changed your life, but consider something more abstract that tells about you as a person. Also consider hiring a college counselor (high school college counselors are not always the best or most knowledgable) to proofread your essays and offer feedback or topic ideas. Interviewing is also a key aspect in the admissions process.
ACT: 31 Female
Be in the top 10% of your high schoolDec 16 2011Economics
ACT: 34 SAT: 2200 Female
Whenever I tell people that I go to HolySep 13 2011English
Whenever I tell people that I go to Holy Cross, they think that I'm really smart and responsible, and they congratulate me. I think HC is fine in every way. It's located in a college town so I have many resources for anything I want to do. The only thing wrong here is that not every desired major is offered. For example, if I wanted to major in Neuroscience, I would have to create the major, which is possible here, or do a Biopsychology concentration, which is very hard to try getting into because of its competitiveness.
ACT: 34 Female
Really need to be in the top 10% ofMay 18 2011Unknown
Really need to be in the top 10% of your class unless you are recruited athlete or URM.
ACT: 35 SAT: 2180 Male
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