Gateway Program Invitation

Gateway Students in front of Dome

Select Notre Dame applicants will be invited to participate in the Gateway Program at the time admissions decisions are released by Notre Dame. Students selected for the program will have until May 1 to decide whether they will accept their spot in the program. In addition, some students who are not offered admission from the waiting list will be invited to the Gateway Program in mid-May and will have until June 15 to confirm their participation.

Upon confirmation in the Gateway Program, a student's Common Application will be provided to Holy Cross College so that he or she will not be required to submit additional information. However, students will need to send their final high school transcripts, as well as AP and IB scores, to Holy Cross College upon graduation.

Gateway Students' First-Year Experience

ND Band

While enrolled as full-time students at Holy Cross, Gateway students are encouraged to actively participate in activities in the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross communities. While Notre Dame hosts a large Student Activities Fair in September to which all students of the tri-campus community are invited, Gateway students are encourage to take the initiative all year long to participate in new opportunities.

Holy Cross College program directors will assist students in enrollment, course selection, and housing. Housing is guaranteed for the student’s first year at Holy Cross, and Gateway students will have priority among transfer students in the on-campus housing lottery at Notre Dame, but on-campus housing is not guaranteed.

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.