International Students

Holy Cross is pleased to offer admissions to International Students, and encourages you to share the experiences of secondary education, and life, in America. Holy Cross values the rich diversity of cultural experience that international students bring to our institution.

Below you will find detailed information on the application and admission process. Please contact Terri Ann Parks, Director of Enrollment Management, at if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Application Process

Step #1: Complete and Submit Application documents

Required: Application for Admission, Recommendation Form, School Transcripts in English, Standardized English Proficiency test score (TOEFL, SSAT, SLEP, ELTiS), Verification of Finances, Copy of Passport.
Optional/Recommended: Photos, Additional Recommendations, English writing sample

Step #2: Interview with the Director of Enrollment Management (Interviews will be conducted in person or via phone, Skype or WeChat)

Step #3: Decision

If student is accepted, the Director of Enrollment Management will provide a letter of acceptance conditional upon the receipt of the F-1 Visa.

Step #4: Submit Payment for the I-20

In order to issue the I-20, a fee of $250.00 must be paid in advance. Payment can be made to Holy Cross in the form of check, credit card, wire transfer or cash. 

Step #5: Tuition & Fees

Tuition (2021-2022): $17,000.00
Application Fee: (new students only) $100.00
Activity Fee: $75.00 
Graduation Fee (Seniors Only): $400.00
I-20 Processing Fee: (new students only) $250.00

Payment Schedule: A non-refundable registration payment of $5,000.00 will be due at the time of enrollment. The remainder of the balance must be paid by July 1.

Step #6: Student Arrival

Students must arrive at least two weeks before the start of classes. To ensure compliance with CT State Health requirements, students must have completed medical forms (translated in English) and have a medical examination performed by a physician in the United States upon their arrival.


Are you interested in being a host family? Please contact Terri Ann Parks at 203.757.9248 ext. 269 or at to find out how you can participate in this enriching opportunity!