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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. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status, religion, age, or disability. We seek to provide opportunities and experiences for all students on an equal basis. Application questions marked as not required are used for summary reporting purposes to ascertain compliance with the college's guidelines only. These answers are not used as a basis for admission or in any discriminatory manner.

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. 

General Requirements

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

  • Completed online application form
  • Personal essay (or a graded writing sample)
  • Interview with the Admissions Director (in person preferred; via Skype or on the phone accepted)
  • Academic report from high school guidance counselor (freshman applicants only)
  • Official copy of all transcripts (all high schools and colleges attended)
  • Evaluations from two instructors (employer may count as one evaluation)
  • ACT or SAT scores (waived for transfer students with over 24 credit hours of college work)

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 Copy of passport Submit course descriptions or course catalog from previous colleges/universities
Priest's recommendation Affidavit of support  

Copy of baptismal certificate

Background check 

TOEFL or IELTS test scores*
Hellenic College Holy Cross Code #: 9794
 

*Hellenic College requires a minimum score of 80 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS) examination.

Transfer Credit

While admission to Hellenic College is based on many factors, students wishing to transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges must normally have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in their previous academic work.

Students may transfer up to 60 credits, in courses with a grade of C or higher, from other accredited colleges to be applied to their degree program. Normally, credit is granted for each course that is equivalent to a corresponding course at Hellenic College, provided the grade is C or above.

The Registrar, in conjunction with the Program Chair, will evaluate whether courses may be counted for credit within a student’s program and will grant all credit deemed appropriate. Transfer credit requiring additional consideration will be reviewed by the Degree, Policies, and Procedures Committee (DPCC) in conjunction with the Dean. Prior to enrollment, students may request a tentative degree audit provided by the Office of Admissions. Once enrolled, the student will receive a final degree audit provided by the Registrar’s Office.

Students looking to transfer credit from an unaccredited institution(s) must demonstrate that the course content and the qualifications of the instructors meet the standards of an accredited institution by submitting additional documentation (e.g., course syllabi, faculty biographies, etc.).

A student may be exempt from a particular course provided that she or he can demonstrate competence in the elements of the course by achieving a satisfactory score of 50 or higher on a College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students who took Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school and received a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Exam may submit the exam result(s) for evaluation of potential credit(s).

Students who served in the military may have received training for which they may receive college credit. Military students may obtain their transcript through AARTS and submit it to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation by the Degree, Policies, and Procedures Committee.

Once a student has matriculated at Hellenic College, he or she must complete a Transfer of Credit Pre-Approval form for any coursework outside the College in which the student is seeking credit to be granted at Hellenic College. A student may transfer a maximum of 18 credits once matriculated, but never exceed 60 overall transfer credits.  

Download Supplemental Required Application Forms

All forms may be emailed or faxed to the Office of Admissions with the exception of official transcripts and test scores, which must be sent directly to HCHC from the original institution. Once application materials are submitted to Hellenic College, they become the permanent possession of Hellenic College and may not be returned to the applicant.

Deadlines

 

Fall Enrollment

Early Action 

        December 1

Priority Deadline

        February 1

Regular Deadline

        June 1

Enrollment Deposit Deadline

        2 weeks after acceptance

Rolling Deadline

        August 1

Spring Enrollment

Regular Deadline

        December 15

Enrollment Deposit Deadline

        January 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.

CONTACT:

Fr. Gregory Floor
Director of Admissions
gfloor@hchc.edu
617.850.1285