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Applicants to Hellenic College have a special interest in developing personally and professionally in preparation for serving Church and community. This commitment to spiritual growth and human service unifies the diverse student population at Hellenic College.
If Hellenic College is your clear first choice college, you are strongly encouraged to apply via Early Action. Designed to provide freedom and flexibility for students seeking an early indication of their chances for admission, Early Action continues to serve students well. Those admitted early are free to apply to other colleges and compare financial aid offers from other institutions.
Applications submitted under the Regular Decision process will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis. The College will notify you of its decision within several weeks after complete application materials are received. To ensure full consideration, candidates applying for the Fall semester are urged to apply no later than August 2.
Hellenic College accepts students of all races and creeds. The College admits qualified first-year and transfer students to all programs in September and January. In evaluating applicants for admission, the Admissions Committee looks at the whole person. Admission is based on each candidate's academic record, application, personal essay, recommendations, extracurricular activities, interview reports and test scores.
|Early Action||December 1|
|Priority Consideration||March 1|
|Scholarship Consideration||May 3|
|Extended Deadline||August 2|
Hellenic College has a rolling admissions policy. Please contact us
even if you have missed a deadline. We are happy to work with you.
All of the following are taken into consideration in judging qualifications for admission.
In addition the above requirements, the following types of applicants must meet the requirements described below:
|Hierarch's Evaluation||Immigration Status Declaration*||Submit Course Descriptions or Course Catalog from previous Colleges/Universities***|
|Priest's Recommendation*||Affidavit of Support*|
|TOEFL Test Scores**
Hellenic College/Holy Cross Code #: 9794
*Forms included in application packet
**Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); Hellenic College requires a minimum score of 500, 173 for the Computer Based Testing, or 61 for the new Internet based TOEFL.
***Students wishing to transfer to Hellenic College from regionally accredited colleges must normally have a minimum 2.00 grade point average in their previous college work. Students transferring credit must have earned at least a "C" in the course from an accredited institution. Both an official transcript and a course catalog which lists course descriptions must be submitted for review. Courses are accepted that correspond to courses offered by the college or are related to them. A two-year residencey is required and one-half of the credits required plus one must be earned from their respective program to be awarded a degree from Hellenic College.
Once application materials are submitted to Hellenic College, they become the permanent possession of Hellenic College and may not be returned to the applicant.
One may apply for admission as a Special Student. Normally these are students who, for one reason or another, do not technically fulfill all the requirements for admission as a full-time or part-time candidate for a degree. Special Student status may be held for only one academic year. Following this, a student must request full-time or part-time status or withdraw.
Students with Special Student status are ineligible for Federal Financial Aid as required by the Department of Education. In order to receive Federal Financial Aid, the student must be enrolled at least as a part-time student and registered for a minimum of six credits.
Students who are applying from foreign countries must obtain an F-1 student visa in compliance with sections 101(a) F(11) of United States law. They must also obtain an I-94 form which shows immigration classification and endorsements made by immigration officers to indicate the place and date of admission into the United States.
Hellenic College International students are responsible for keeping their own passports valid for at least six months past the expiration date of their visa. International students are required to report their addresses to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) on form I-53, available at the U.S. Post Office, on or before January 31 of each year.
Proficiency in English to pursue a course of study equivalent to that normally required of an American applicant must be demonstrated through the TOEFL scores. When registering for the TOEFL exam, please note the Hellenic College and Holy Cross TOEFL code number is 9794.
To be in compliance with Federal law, international students must maintain full-time status (12 minimum credit hours).
In addition to the admissions requirements for all students, international students must submit an immigration status declaration form and an affidavit of support. Support from churches, organizations, individuals, other outside parties, etc., must be documented in writing and indicate monetary amount thereof.
The Office of Admissions encourages qualified students who are interested in pursuing a well-grounded liberal arts education to apply for admission. To learn more about Hellenic College and its programs, contact the Office of Admissions toll-free at 866-HCHC-EDU (866-424-2338), 617-850-1260 or by fax at 617-850-1460. You may also write: Office of Admissions, Hellenic College, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline MA 02445; or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act office concerning alleged failure by the institution to comply with the Act.