Gateway Program


Welcome to the Gateway Program! 

We're thrilled to welcome you to the program and delighted that you are considering this exciting opportunity. 

This program invites select students to enroll at Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, Indiana) for their first year of college with a guaranteed transfer agreement to Notre Dame for the start of the student’s sophomore year.

Each semester, Gateway students take a coordinated program of courses at Holy Cross College, which have been specifically designed to fulfill requirements for Notre Dame’s curriculum, and one course at Notre Dame, which will be selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

Gateway students are guaranteed transfer admission following the completion of their first year, as long as their cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher, their grades are a B or higher, and they are in good standing with both institutions.

As you consider this invitation, we strongly encourage you and your family to attend a Visit Day where you can visit both campuses, engage with faculty and program administrators and meet current Gateway students, as well as students who previously participated in the program and are current Notre Dame students.

Engaging in both the Notre Dame and Holy Cross communities truly gives Gateway students a four-year collegiate experience—and we would love to welcome you to our campuses.

Our Gateway students form a unique community, share a special bond, and are proud to be in this selective program. Taking full advantage of the many clubs, activities, and resources on both campuses allows students to enjoy their first year at Holy Cross while preparing to transition to Notre Dame.