Gateway Curriculum

Fall Semester

Students will take three Holy Cross courses:
  • Honors Composition I
  • Finite Math, Honors Survey of Calculus I, or Calculus I
  • Physics or Biology
One Holy Cross elective:
  • Foreign Languages
  • Honors Introduction to Theology
    or Honors Western Civilization I
    or Microeconomics
    or Macroeconomics
    or Art Foundations
And one Notre Dame elective:
  • Students will choose one course at Notre Dame which will be selected in consultation with the Dean of Academic Support Services at Holy Cross College.
  • Explore your elective options here.

Spring Semester

Students will take two Holy Cross courses:
  • Finite Math or Calculus II
  • Physics or Biology
Two Holy Cross electives:
  • Foreign Languages
  • Honors ​​​​Introduction to Theology
    or Honors Introduction to Philosophy
    or Western Civilization II
    or Microeconomics
    or Macroeconomics
    or Art Foundations
And one Notre Dame elective:
  • Students will choose one course at Notre Dame which will be selected in consultation with the Dean of Academic Support Services at Holy Cross College.
  • Explore your elective options here.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in the Gateway Program, with no grade lower than a B, will be required for guaranteed transfer admission to Notre Dame as a sophomore. At the end of the spring semester of the student’s first year, the grades for both semesters will be reviewed along with a personal assessment by Holy Cross on the student’s residential and social record at Holy Cross. Provided the student is in good standing with the agreement on academic performance and did not have any student conduct code violations, the student will be informed by the end of May of their admission status to Notre Dame.