Each semester, students will take courses at both Holy Cross and Notre Dame. They will work with the Gateway Program Coordinator at Holy Cross to select their courses at both institutions. At both Holy Cross and Notre Dame throughout the year, students have the flexibility of choosing courses that will transfer to Notre Dame in one of the following ways: for application toward one's intended Major, to fulfill a College requirement, to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements, or to be used as an exploratory elective.

At Holy Cross:
Students will choose four courses each semester from a select list in the following disciplines: Art, English, History, Math, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Spanish, and Theology.

At Notre Dame:
Students will choose one course each semester at Notre Dame. In addition, students will take two semesters of the one-credit Moreau First Year Experience course to fulfill Notre Dame's first-year requirement.

Guaranteed transfer admission requires that all grades be a B or better with a final cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. At the end of the spring semester of the student’s first year, the Notre Dame admissions office will review the grades for both semesters along with the student's residential and social record at Holy Cross and Notre Dame. Provided the student has met the academic requirements and has not violated any student conduct code, the student will receive admission to Notre Dame by the end of May.