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Welcome to the Our Lady of Holy Cross College Guidance Counselor Page!

  

Guidance Counselors

Welcome to the Our Lady of Holy Cross College Guidance Counselor Page! The Office of Admissions enjoys the relationships with guidance counselors that we have and those new ones that we can begin. We are always looking for new ways to enhance our relationships with all of you and this webpage is one of them.

Through this webpage you will find a variety of tools that will help you help your students when looking at Our Lady of Holy Cross College as well as the college search in general.

Keeping us up-to-date with your contact information, through our Counselor Contact Information page. This page will help us to communicate with you most effectively. If you have not registered or changed schools or contact information since registering, please update your information by clicking the link.

Look around at all of the information we have here for you.  Let us know if there is something you would like to see here that would help you assist your students better.

OLHCC School Codes

FAFSA ACT Code
002023 1574

 Contact Information

Office of Admissions
Website:
www.olhcc.edu/office-admissions.html
Phone: 504.398.2175

Fax: 504.394.1182
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Office of Financial Aid
Website: www.olhcc.edu/financial-aid.html
Phone: 504.398.2133

Fax: 504.394.1182
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www.facebook.com/OLHCCFinAid

ADMISSION INFORMATION

 In addition to a completed application form, the following items need to be received by the College within the published deadlines:   

  • an application processing fee; and
  • an official transcript of completed high school work (showing at least six completed semesters); or an official transcript of the General Education Development diploma; and
  • official scores from the ACT or ACT COMPASS Placement Test.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Applicants may be accepted to the freshman class based on the completion or expected completion of high school work, home school program or a general education development diploma. At the time of enrollment, however, the applicant must be graduated from an accredited secondary school, recognized home school program, or have received a general education development diploma.

 Admission will be granted to any entering freshman who meets the following criteria: 

  • Completion of a high school diploma or a General Education Development program with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher; and
  • ACT composite score of 20 or higher or ACT COMPASS Placement Test equivalent; and
  • ACT subtest scores (English, mathematics, and reading) no less than 16 or ACT COMPASS Placement Test equivalent; and
  • Student does not need more than one developmental course (based on ACT subtest scores or ACT COMPASS Placement Test equivalent).

Home schooled students must submit ACT scores (same criteria as listed above), documentation from an accredited institution that the program of study has been recognized by the State Board of Education, and sample copies of course work completed.

Freshman Conditional Admission Requirements

Conditional admission will be granted to any entering freshman who meets the following criteria:

  • Completion of a high school diploma or a General Education Development program with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0-2.49; and
  • ACT composite score of 17-19 or ACT COMPASS Placement Test equivalent; and
  • ACT subtest scores (English, mathematics, and reading) no less than 16 or ACT COMPASS Placement Test equivalent.

Any applicant who does not meet the above requirements will be denied admission to the college. The applicant may decide to request an Appeal to the Admission Review Committee by submitting a written statement and three letters of recommendation. The statement should address why the applicant should be granted admission to the college.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Our Lady of Holy Cross College believes that individuals who possess a desire to continue their education and show a commitment to improving themselves can apply for scholarships.  Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers scholarship opportunities to defer the cost of coursework taken at the College.  The College recognizes within its published mission statement that the education of the total person is its primary goal.  In keeping with this philosophy, it strives to offer the opportunity to develop skills and meet challenges through the pursuit of education. Scholarship opportunities will be provided to entering and continuing students based on merit and/or need. 

Scholarship Application Deadline:  January 1st

Scholarship Requirements

Students applying for scholarships at Our Lady of Holy Cross College must meet the following requirements prior to the January 1st deadline:

  • Have no outstanding financial obligations at OLHCC.
  • During the semester, enroll for at least 12 semester hours for undergraduates and 9 semester hours for graduate students
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, (the Moreau and Presidential scholarships require a 3.75 GPA and an ACT score of 23 or higher.)
  • Continuing and transfer students must have completed a minimum of 12 college level credits

To apply students must submit:

  • A completed application for admission to Our Lady of Holy Cross College;
  • Payment of the $25.00 admissions application fee;
  • A current high school transcript or transcripts from previous colleges attended, sent directly from the previous institution's Registrar's Office to the OLHCC Office of Admissions and Financial Aid;
  • High school seniors must submit ACT scores showing a minimum of 20 composite; and
  • Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA at http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov. (OLHCC school code 002023) This must be completed before disbursement.

How applicants are selected:  A committee of administrators, faculty and staff meet to determine which students meet the criteria set forth to receive scholarships.