Admissions Events


Open House

Please join us for our Fall Open House on Wednesday, October 27th! Visitors will receive a tour of campus from our HCPA students and faculty, while also having the opportunity to speak with members of the administration, parents, and coaches. See for yourself what makes HCPA such an exceptional school, and get the information you need to complete an application. Register today to reserve your spot (walk-ups also welcome)!

Family Tour Days

Throughout the school year we offer families the opportunity to schedule individual tours of our campus. You will meet with an admissions representative, who will walk you through the halls of our building and answer any questions you may have about the programs offered at HCPA. Each tour session can be expected to last approximately an hour. Families must register ahead of time due to limited availability.

School Visits

Representatives from our Admissions Office visit schools throughout the Fall to talk to prospective students.  While we do our best to offer visits to every school in the region, we also recognize that there are sometimes schools outside of our network that have interested students.  If you would like a representative from Holy Cross to visit your school for a presentation, please have a school official contact our Admissions Office at

Lancer for a Day (student shadow days)

We invite interested students to sign up for a shadow day to experience a day in the life of a Holy Cross student. These experiences are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Each shadow day begins at 8:00AM and ends at 2:15PM.  We use a matching system based off your application responses to place you with one of our Lancers (specific hosts can be requested).  We ideally like to pair you with a freshman so you can see what your classes and teachers would look like for next year.  Parents must arrange transportation for their child to and from Holy Cross (you may not ride the bus with your sibling, neighbor, etc). Lunch is provided for our visitors. However, we ask that you bring your own lunch if you have specific dietary restrictions. (you do NOT need to pay the application fee to participate in a shadow day)


The High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores are used for multiple purposes at Holy Cross.  Results are used to qualify students for academic scholarships, as well as to generate schedules for incoming freshman.

* In order to qualify for one of our academic scholarships, students must take the HSPT at Holy Cross.

Testing begins at 9:00am and concludes at approximately 12:00pm. For the Class of 2026 tests will be administered on the following dates:

  • November 13, 2021
  • December 4, 2021

There is a $20 administration fee for the test that can either be paid in advance or on the day of the exam upon arrival (cash or check only). Checks should be made out to Holy Cross Prep Academy.  Please write student name in the memo section of the payment if sending in advance.

You may mail or drop off checks to:

Holy Cross Prep Academy
Office of Admissions
5035 Route 130 South
Delran, NJ 08075

If you have any questions please contact us at


Additional Merit Scholarship Eligibility– Complete applications must be submitted by Monday, December 12th, 2021 in order to apply for one of our donor-funded scholarships.  Once accepted, students will be given the opportunity to submit an essay for scholarship consideration.

Financial Aid Eligibility – Complete applications and FACTS information must be submitted by Monday, January 17th, 2022 to be eligible for the initial round of Financial Aid offerings.  Applications submitted after this date will still be considered based upon remaining available funds.

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