How to apply
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Holy Names University is committed to making higher education as accessible as possible, and this applies to our application process as well. Read through the instructions below carefully before you begin, and get in touch if you need any support along the way.Apply online
HNU follows a rolling admissions plan. Applications are accepted up to the start date of the term for which you apply.
Upcoming semester start dates:
Fall 2020: August 26
Spring 2021: January 11
- Apply online or through the Common Application.
- Request an official transcript from your high school showing at least six semesters. Have it sent directly to:
Holy Names University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619
You may also request your transcripts through Parchment Exchange, a credential request company that can assist you in sending electronic transcripts and other credentials directly to Holy Names University from your high school.
- Take the SAT or ACT test and be sure to include Holy Names University as a recipient of the scores (SAT code is 4059 and ACT code is 0230). Scores reported on the high school transcript are also acceptable. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 2 priority deadline. In addition, California residents should submit a GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2, the deadline for Cal Grant eligibility.