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Holy Apostles College & Seminary
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33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

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Take Credit! Admissions at Holy Apostles College & Seminary

Welcome to the first step towards your college career!

The Take Credit! Program is available to current high school and home school students providing the opportunity to earn college credit before graduation.

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a private Catholic college located in Cromwell, CT. Students enjoy the convenience, affordability and flexibility to study 100% Online without any residency requirements.

Apply for Admissions in 5 Easy Steps.

Submit Official Transcripts and Scores

High School transcripts and any college transcripts
ACT Code: 7951
SAT Code: 0921
CLEP Code: 3439

Submit One Letter of Recommendation and Notarized FERPA

From a Priest, Deacon, Religious, or Minister
From a Professor, Supervisor, or Mentor

Submit Your Personal Essay

Whereas the mission of Holy Apostles College & Seminary is to “Cultivate Catholic Leaders for Evangelization,” please write a 500-word essay providing a brief autobiography and your reasons for choosing Holy Apostles College & Seminary.

Pay Your $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible for the Take Credit! Program?

A: High School and Home Schooled students who have completed their 10th grade year are eligible to apply for the Take Credit! Program at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. 

Q: What is the online class format at Holy Apostles?
A: It is a great question, and one we get often! Our online learning environment allows students to pursue their education 100% online. Courses are taught asynchronously which means that there are no “live” login times required. Our online degree programs have no residency requirements which makes it easy for you to learn whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you! Students are suggested to login to their courses several times a week in order to view materials and upload assignments. In general, we suggest students dedicate approximately 7-8 hours per week per course.

The best part is that you are not alone! With undergraduate [or graduate] advisors, an online library with plenty of support, an online writing lab, and tech support, we are here to help you achieve your academic dreams and follow where God leads!

Q: Which courses can a student enroll in each semester?
A: Students may enroll in any of our 100 and 200 level courses. All Take Credit! students will work with their Academic Advisor to enroll in their courses. Take Credit! offers more of a variety of courses than AP Courses. Students may enroll in 1-2 courses per semester.
Q: How many courses can a student enroll in each semester?
A: Students may enroll in 1-2 courses per semester. 
Q: Where can Take Credit! students study?
A: Take Credit! students take classes 100% online. Holy Apostles College and Seminary does not allow students to attend classes on campus until they reach 18 years of age. However, minors are welcome to begin studies online in our Take Credit program. Holy Apostles College & Seminary offers fall, spring, and summer online semesters.
Q: How many credits are each course?
A: All courses offered are 3-credit courses. Science courses offer an additional optional lab. All lab courses are 1 credit.
Q: I am not Catholic. Can I still apply to Holy Apostles?
A: Yes! Holy Apostles is faithful to the Magisterium and teachings of the Catholic Church. If you believe you would be a good fit to learn within this framework – Catholic or not – we welcome you to apply. The mission of Holy Apostles is to cultivate Catholic leaders in every profession and walk in life for the purpose of evangelization. We ask our students to sincerely seek the truth in all things whether they are Catholic or not.

All Faculty make a Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity to remain faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Q: Who can write my Letter of Recommendation?
A: Applicants must request one letter of recommendation either from a Priest/Religious or Academic/Mentor. Please request your letter of recommendation through your online application via email. Once received, it will be automatically attached to your application.

Letters of recommendation should not be requested from a relative.

Q: I am an international applicant. What is needed for my admissions process?
A: Thank you for your interest in applying to Holy Apostles! Because of the flexibility and convenience of our online programs, we have many international students.

If you are not living in the United States, your admissions process will be the same as outlined above.

If you are living in the United States, you must provide Holy Apostles with copies of your Visa and Passport. International students may only apply to Holy Apostles for online courses. Holy Apostles is unable to process F-1 Student Visas for international students seeking to study on campus at Holy Apostles.

Q: English is not my native language. What documents are required?
A: To confirm your command of English, please submit one of the following. Recommended scores are included below.
– A certificate or diploma confirming the completion of a secondary school where the classes were delivered in English
– A diploma confirming the completion of English Studies
– A document confirming graduation from a higher educational institution where English was the language of instruction
– An International Baccalaureate Diploma delivered in English
– SAT score of 510+ on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
– ACT score of 24+ on the English, Reading, and Composite.
– Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) with a score of 79+
– Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic with a score of 58+
– International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5.
Q: I have graduated from Holy Apostles with my Undergraduate (or Graduate) degree. I would like to pursue my Graduate (or second Graduate) degree at Holy Apostles. Do I have to re-apply?
A: Good news! You do not have to re-apply. Please complete the Additional Degree, Major, or Concentration Form. Your request will be reviewed, and any additional necessary documentation will be requested.
Q: What are your online learning and technology requirements?

Please follow this link to view our Online Learning and Technology Requirements.

Speak with Undergraduate Admissions

Dr. Elizabeth Rex, M.B.A., Ph.D., Th.D. (cand.)

Director of Admissions

Jacqueline Reiss

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Important Dates & Deadlines

2020 Fall Semester

July 24 - FAFSA Deadline
July 31 - Admissions Deadline
August 24 - Fall Semester Classes Begin
December 4 - Last Day of Fall Semester Classes

2021 Spring Semester

December 4 - FAFSA & Admissions Deadline
January 11 - Spring Semester Classes Begin
April 30 - Last Day of Spring Semester Classes

2021 Summer Semester

April 2 - FAFSA and Admissions Deadline
May 10 - Summer Semester Classes Begin
August 20 - Last Day of Summer Semester Classes

“I am now a senior in high school, and during the first semester of this school year I began taking courses as a Take Credit student at Holy Apostles. It has been a truly wonderful experience! I am constantly surrounded by classmates, who share the same Faith and morals as me, and who are also very dedicated to their academic success and supportive of one another. It is such a wonderful experience being on campus, surrounded by sisters, seminarians, and all kinds of friendly faces. When I am at Holy Apostles, I feel like I am in a place where I can truly focus on my education, the importance of discussion, and most importantly, my Catholic Faith. The same atmosphere can be found in the classrooms with the teachers and faculty.”

Elizabeth B.

Take Credit! Student

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