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The right fit and the best school for your future.


Holy Cross girls attend top colleges and universities in the nation and around the world. The goal of the College Counseling program is to help each girl find her right fit for life after Holy Cross. Our college counseling staff works intensively with each girl and her family beginning in December of the junior year, meeting as often as she wants to ensure she experiences a successful college admission process. With each student, our college counselors offer enthusiasm and individual attention, giving as much assistance as each girl needs. They write individual recommendation letters for each student—and these aren’t form letters. No, they truly get to know each girl’s best qualities, her aspirations, her dreams, and most importantly, how to communicate them to a college representative.

Holy Cross college counselors visit dozens of college campuses around the globe every year and maintain relationships with college admission representatives. Because of these connections, college admission representatives value and trust our counselors’ recommendations. As a result of these relationships, Holy Cross welcomes approximately 150 colleges to campus in the fall each year. Our girls are able to explore opportunities and gather firsthand information from the admission officers.

At Holy Cross, our college counseling philosophy inspires each girl to pursue admission to the college that provides the best fit for her unique intellectual abilities, passions, talents, and personal values.

Holy Cross uses Naviance, a comprehensive college and career readiness website, beginning in our students' freshman year as a way to explore academic and career interests and post-secondary options.

Every summer, rising seniors are encouraged to participate in “Application Academy” at Holy Cross, a multi-day workshop where our girls meet one-on-one with college admission representatives, practice their interview skills, and polish their resumes. Application Academy gives our girls a head start on the application process and removes stress from their busy senior year.

The Class of 2021 earned over $17 million in college scholarship awards.


Holy Cross sends out a monthly scholarship newsletter with information on outside funding sources for college tuition.


College counseling by grade.

Class of 2021 College Acceptances

Adelphi University

American University

Arcadia University

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Belmont University

Berklee College of Music

Boston University

Bridgewater State University

Bryant University

Bucknell University

Butler University

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California State University, Long Beach

Canisius College

Chatham University

Christopher Newport University

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of Charleston

College of the Holy Cross

Creighton University

Delaware State University

Dickinson College

Dillard University

Drexel University

Duquesne University

Elon University

Fairfield University

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Polytechnic University

Fordham University

Frostburg State University

George Mason University

Georgia State University

Gettysburg College

Goucher College

Grove City College

Hampton University

High Point University

Hofstra University

Hollins University

Howard University

Indiana University, Bloomington

James Madison University

Johnson & Wales University, Providence

Lehigh University

LIM College

Louisiana State University

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University New Orleans

Marist College

Marquette University

Mary Baldwin University

Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount University

McDaniel College

Miami University, Oxford

Michigan State University

Montclair State University

Montgomery College

Morgan State University

Mount St. Mary’s University

New York University

Niagara University

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Old Dominion University

Otterbein University

Pace University

Pennsylvania State University

Providence College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Roanoke College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Louis University

Salisbury University

San Diego State University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Seton Hall University

Smith College

Southern Methodist University

Spelman College

St John’s University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevenson University

Stonehill College

Suffolk University

SUNY, University at Buffalo

SUNY, Purchase College

Syracuse University

Temple University

Texas Christian University

The Catholic University of America

The George Washington University

The Ohio State University

The University of Alabama

The University of Arizona

The University of Tampa

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Thomas Jefferson University

Towson University

Trinity Washington University

Tufts University

Tulane University

Union College

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Chicago

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Georgia

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Mississippi

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rhode Island

University of Rochester

University of Scranton

University of South Carolina

University of Toronto

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Washington College

Wesleyan University

West Virginia State University

West Virginia University

William and Mary

Williams College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Xavier University

Xavier University of Louisiana



Meet the Office

Jennifer Auchmoody

Director of College Counseling

Shannon Donaldson

Assistant Director of College Counseling

Millie Durbin

College Counseling Assistant

College Counseling Fax

(301) 962-1293


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