Gateway Program

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Each semester, Gateway students take a coordinated program of courses at Holy Cross, 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. In 2013, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with Holy Cross College, created the Gateway Program. The 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.

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

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As you consider this invitation, we strongly encourage you and your family to visit both campuses in order to meet with program administrators and 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. 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 them to enjoy their first year at Holy Cross while preparing to transition to Notre Dame.