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

Admissions Phone:
860-632-3066

Admissions Email:
admissions@holyapostles.edu

Undergraduate Admissions at Holy Apostles College & Seminary

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a private Catholic college located in Cromwell, CT.  Undergraduate students enjoy the convenience and flexibility to study on-campus and 100% online without any residency requirements. 

Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Holy Apostles College and Seminary offers a rigorous, student-centered liberal arts education adhering to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and is committed to producing individuals who are well-educated in mind, body, and soul. 

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
CLT

Submit Two Letters of Recommendation

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)

Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are your majors?
 
A: Students may earn their Associate of Arts in Theology or Liberal Arts.  Students may earn their Bachelor of Arts in one of six majors, with the opportunity to double-major in any of them: Theology, Philosophy, English in the Humanities, History in the Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, or Sacred Art.  For more information, click here
Q: What are your majors?
 
A: Students may earn their Associate of Arts in Theology or Liberal Arts.  Students may earn their Bachelor of Arts in one of six majors, with the opportunity to double-major in any of them: Theology, Philosophy, English in the Humanities, History in the Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, or Sacred Art.  For more information, click here
Q: What is the online class format at Holy Apostles?
 
A: This 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 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: When should I apply for financial aid?
 
A: Holy Apostles participates in the Federal Student Aid system. As a potential student you may submit your FAFSA to School Code 00138900 as soon as you are able. Please also be aware of the school deadline for receipt of your FAFSA for each semester which is found on the Financial Aid page. It does not matter whether you have been officially accepted or are in the admissions process as there is no obligation. Thus you can still submit the FAFSA found at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. For further information see the Financial Aid section of our website: www.holyapostles.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/
Q: How long will it take for me to earn my degree and what is the estimated tuition?
 
A: This is an excellent question with many variables that primarily depend on the number of credits you take per semester. Please refer to this chart for details. Please note that the tuition estimates are before financial aid.
Q: Can I finish my degree faster?

A: Holy Apostles’ innovative online campus gets you to your BA goal in as little as 2.6 years. This means you graduate sooner and at less cost compared to the traditional 4 years plan.

Q: I earned college credits from AP and/or CLEP. Do these transfer?
 
A: Excellent question! Yes! We accept Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) [link to policy] credits. Please see the specific policies for details. Earning college credits from AP and/or CLEP is an excellent way to save time and money.
Q: I was enrolled at another college, university, or seminary. Can these credits transfer?
 
A: Great question! We love our transfer students and over half of our Undergraduates have transferred to Holy Apostles.

We can accept up to 30 transfer credits in total towards the Associate of Arts program and up to 60 transfer credits in total towards the Bachelor of Arts program. The credits must be from another accredited institution, fit in your degree plan, and are subject to approval by our Academic Dean. The eligibility of transfer credits is evaluated during the admissions process and all official transcripts must be sent to Holy Apostles.

Q: Who can write my Letter of Recommendation?
 
A: We request one letter of recommendation from a Priest or Religious. If you are not Catholic, this may come from a Pastor or other religiously affiliated reference. This person should be able to speak on your character and faith.We also request one letter of recommendation from an academic reference or mentor. It may also come from a supervisor or volunteer coordinator. This person should be able to speak on you work ethic, learning skills, and strengths.

Letters of recommendation should not be requested from a relative or from a coworker.

These letters of recommendation may be requested through your online admissions application itself via email. Once it is received, it will be automatically attached to your application.

Q: What is the Undergraduate Admissions process for a student educated at home (homeschooled)?
 
A: This is a wonderful question!  The application process is no different from a publicly or privately educated high school student:

  • Complete the Undergraduate Admissions Application Form here
  • Submit Official High School Transcript and Standardized Testing Scores
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (not from family)
  • Submit your 500-word Personal Essay
  • Pay Your $50 Application Fee

If you have any questions, we’d love to help.  We know that the admissions process can be a new experience, especially for homeschooling families.  Please contact Jacqueline Reiss, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at admissions@holyapostles.edu or 860-632-3026 for additional assistance!

Q: What are the online learning and technical requirements?

Please follow this link to view our Online Learning and Technical Requirements

Q: With which schools does Holy Apostles have articulation agreements?
 
Holy Apostles College & Seminary currently has articulation agreements with the following schools enabling their college students in unaccredited programs to transfer into Holy Apostles to complete their degrees from an accredited institution.

Colleges

Hermitage Academie – Stamford, Connecticut
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Nebraska
St. Therese Institute, Bruno, SK, Canada

If you are a student at one of these schools, please see your academic office for details. If you are the administrator of a Catholic college and would like to arrange an articulation agreement with Holy Apostles, please contact Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Vice-President of External Affairs at smahfood@holyapostles.edu

Q: With which schools does Holy Apostles have articulation agreements?
 
Holy Apostles College & Seminary currently has articulation agreements with the following schools enabling their college students in unaccredited programs to transfer into Holy Apostles to complete their degrees from an accredited institution.

Colleges

Hermitage Academie – Stamford, Connecticut
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Nebraska
St. Therese Institute, Bruno, SK, Canada

If you are a student at one of these schools, please see your academic office for details. If you are the administrator of a Catholic college and would like to arrange an articulation agreement with Holy Apostles, please contact Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Vice-President of External Affairs at smahfood@holyapostles.edu

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: 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: I am part of a religious community or diocese. What is needed for my admissions process?
 
A: Welcome! Thank you for your interest in applying to Holy Apostles! Your admissions process is the same as other applicants. A brief supplemental form will also be required to complete in order to ensure any additional necessary information is included with your application.
Q: It has been many years since I graduated from High School or attended College. What is my Undergraduate Admissions process?
 
A: First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your decision to complete your education! Thank you for your interest in Holy Apostles College & Seminary.Because of the variety of unique situations, please email or call our Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Jacqueline Reiss, at admissions@holyapostles.edu or 860-632-3026. We will be happy to find out more about you and assist you accordingly!

Speak with Undergraduate Admissions

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

Director of Admissions
erex@holyapostles.edu
860-632-3066

Jacqueline Reiss

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
admissions@holyapostles.edu
https://jreiss.youcanbook.me/
860-632-3026

Important Admissions Dates

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

“The Holy Apostles campus community is like a family to me where both commuter lay students, like myself, and the religious are united in God sharing our ideas with one another and where the professors are engaging, orthodox, and truly devoted to their students! All that I have learned in the courses I have taken here at Holy Apostles have not only educated me as a student but have truly strengthened me as a person! There is perhaps no better place on Earth to study and receive a traditional catholic education that is both true, affordable, and enlightening than at Holy Apostles!”

Judah P.

Sophomore

“At Holy Apostles, I was greeted with friendliness and genuine caring.  I was offered flexibility in both tuition options and scheduling.  I opted to enter with online courses; but I never feel isolated.  I am always welcomed to the beautiful Holy Apostles campus, and always feel a part of its many activities and opportunities.  I joined the community of HACS as a freshman; and I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Upon your first contact with the Admissions Office at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, you’ll see why!” 

Mary G.

Class of 2021

“Joining Holy Apostles has given me the freedom to study what I love, travel where I please, and study where I travel. The professors at Holy Apostles, in addition to providing rigorous, faithful, and fascinating classes, have graciously assisted me in planning my course schedule in conjunction with these travels. Thanks to them I have posted my weekly assignments from the steps of Saint Peter’s in Rome, read over my textbook on the train from Rome to Assisi, and replied to my classmates from the Toronto airport.”

Grace U.

Junior

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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

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