Applying to Hellenic College

Hellenic College is committed to diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Qualified first-year and transfer students are admitted in September and January on a rolling admissions basis. Admission is based on each candidate’s academic record, application, personal essay, recommendations, extracurricular activities, admission interview, and test scores. 

Please read all of the information below and download the appropriate bundle of supplemental required application forms. Then click on the button below to begin the online application.



Early Action  December 1
Priority Deadline March 1
Standard Deadline April 1
Extended Deadline August 1

Hellenic College has a rolling admissions policy. Please contact us
even if you have missed a deadline. We are happy to work with you.

General Requirements

All of the following are taken into consideration in judging qualifications for admission.

  • Completed Online Application Form
  • Personal Essay
  • $50.00 Application Fee (waived for Early Action Applicants)
  • Mandatory Interview with the Admissions Director (in person or on the phone)
  • Academic Report (from high school Guidance Counselor)
  • Official Copy of all Transcripts (all high schools and colleges attended)
  • Evaluations from two instructors
  • ACT or SAT scores (waived for transfer students with over 24 credit hours of college work)
  • Background Check

In addition the above requirements, the following types of applicants must meet the requirements described below:

Seminarian Applicants

International Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Hierarch's Evaluation Immigration Status Declaration Submit Course Descriptions or Course Catalog from previous Colleges/Universities
Priest's Recommendation Affidavit of Support  
  TOEFL Test Scores*
Hellenic College/Holy Cross Code #: 9794

*Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); Hellenic College requires a minimum score of 500, 173 for the Computer Based Testing, or 61 for the new Internet based TOEFL.

Download Supplemental Required Application Forms

Once application materials are submitted to Hellenic College, they become the permanent possession of Hellenic College and may not be returned to the applicant.

Special Students

One may apply for admission as a Special Student. Normally these are students who, for one reason or another, do not technically fulfill all the requirements for admission as a full-time or part-time candidate for a degree. Special Student status may be held for only one academic year. Following this, a student must request full-time or part-time status or withdraw.

Students with Special Student status are ineligible for Federal Financial Aid as required by the Department of Education. In order to receive Federal Financial Aid, the student must be enrolled at least as a part-time student and registered for a minimum of six credits.

International Students

Students who are applying from foreign countries must obtain an F-1 student visa in compliance with sections 101(a) F(11) of United States law. They must also obtain an I-94 form which shows immigration classification and endorsements made by immigration officers to indicate the place and date of admission into the United States.

Hellenic College International students are responsible for keeping their own passports valid for at least six months past the expiration date of their visa. International students are required to report their addresses to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) on form I-53, available at the U.S. Post Office, on or before January 31 of each year.

Proficiency in English to pursue a course of study equivalent to that normally required of an American applicant must be demonstrated through the TOEFL scores. When registering for the TOEFL exam, please note the Hellenic College Holy Cross TOEFL code number is 9794.

To be in compliance with Federal law, international students must maintain full-time status (12 minimum credit hours).

In addition to the admissions requirements for all students, international students must submit an immigration status declaration form and an affidavit of support. Support from churches, organizations, individuals, other outside parties, etc., must be documented in writing and indicate monetary amount thereof.

FERPA Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act office concerning alleged failure by the institution to comply with the Act.