Get Started & Apply to be a Tartan!
✓ Sign-up for a Tartan for a Day visit day!
✓ Attend our Open House on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
✓ In order to complete the online application you must, create your admissions account on the online portal.
✓ Once you have set-up your password and access your admissions account, please submit your application using the link provided on the admissions checklist. Access to your admissions account.
✓ Online application and $60 fee due via admissions portal, by Friday, December 9, 2022.
Students attending an Archdiocese of Washington School
✓ List The Academy of the Holy Cross as one of your choices when completing the Catholic High School Student Information Form.
✓ Your school will automatically send over your academic transcript and recommendations to Holy Cross.
Students NOT Attending an Archdiocese of Washington School
✓ Transcript Request for 7th & 8th grade.
✓ Two (2) Letters of Recommendations from your (1) English/ Language Arts & (1) Math teacher. (These forms can be sent directly to your teachers using the application portal)
✓ School records must be submitted to the Admissions Office via the online portal or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standardized Test Scores
After careful consideration, The Academy of the Holy Cross will not require the submission of standardized test scores. Applicants are welcome to submit standardized test scores they may have taken within the last calendar year, such as the High School Placement Test (HSPT).
Submitted scores will be added to the admissions file. Applicants who choose not to submit scores will not be penalized. It is the preference of the applicant and her family.
Although not required, the HSPT will be administered at Holy Cross on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Registration will become available at www.adw.org beginning Monday, October 3, 2022 at 9am.
For those applicants interested in the Sancta Crux Scholarship or Gillespie STEM Scholarship, Pursuit of Scholarship submissions are due Monday, January 9, 2023.
2023-2024 Scholarship Guidelines
Those interested in the Gillespie STEM Scholarship, Performing Arts, and/ or Visual Arts Scholarship, evaluations will be scheduled in February. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities here.
Admissions decision notifications of completed applications are mailed on Thursday, February 23, 2023 and emailed on Friday, February 24, 2023.