Admission

The Holy Cross of Davao College opens its doors to any applicant who has the desire, qualifications and the capacity for academic works regardless of creed, belief, religion, gender, economic status, political leaning or social strata.

Affordability

We provide wider opportunities and excellent services to all students, especially the less fortunate, in order to enhance their capabilities and talents and improve their quality of life.

Catholicity

We share the Catholic faith in the spirit of communion in order to cultivate peace-loving attitudes, mentalities and behaviours that promote unity among diverse groups.

Excellence

We deliver high quality instruction, engage in meaningful community extension services, and publish world class researches, animated by the passion for truth and service.
Requirements for Basic Education
Admission Policy
1. Admission to the Holy Cross of Davao College is granted with the definite understanding that the student and his/her parents or guardians agree in writing to comply with the scholastic standards of the school, its rules and regulations.

2. The school reserves the right whenever necessary to deal with violations in accordance with the Christian system of discipline and guidance.

The right to dismiss any student of poor scholastic records or undesirable conduct unbecoming of a Catholic student or for performance of school rules, regulations, and policies is likewise reserved to school authorities.

3. A student can be admitted to Holy Cross of Davao College if he/she can comply with certain conditions:

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 7 and Grade 11

He/she should pass the school’s Entrance Examination

Transferees

He/she should pass in the final grading period in the previous scholastic level; has never been involved in any activities which are detrimental to the name of the school; and must pass the school’s Entrance Examination.

Old Students

He/she should pass in  all his/her subjects in the final grading period. In case a student fails in any subject, he/she is obliged to take Summer classes. Should he/she fail in Summer classes, the school will advise him/her to transfer.

Students who are retained in a grade level are not admitted.

Senior High School
Admission Requirements
Kindergarten, Grade I, and Grade 7

    • Report Card (with 1 photocopy)
    • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
    • Entrance test result
    • Certificate of Good Moral Character

(for Grade 7 & Transferees)

    • Certificate of Government Recognition Number/DepEd permit number of school last attended if not reflected on the report card

(for Grades 1, 7 & Transferees)

  • NAT Result ( for Grade 7 only)
  • 1×1 colored ID picture (6 copies)
  • Must be five (5) years old for kindergarten and six (6) years old for Grade 1.

Old Students

  • Report Card (F 138)

Transferees

a. Present the Report card to the Registrar for academic evaluation.

b. Present the Certificate of Good Moral Character together with the Report Card to the Prefect of Discipline for behavioral evaluation after which secure a note of approval to take the entrance examination.

c. For foreign students, present all credentials to the Registrar for evaluation purposes before applying for testing.

Enrollment Procedure
  • Present admission requirements for academic and behavioral evaluation and secure a note of approval to enroll from the Prefect of Discipline
  • Pay enrolment fees at the Teller’s office and secure an official receipt of payments.
  • Present the following to the Registrar:

a. Note of Approval to enroll

b. Admission requirements

c. Receipt of Payments

  • Accomplish the Official Registration Form and seek the signature of the following:
  • HSSG Representative (for High School only)

b. PTA Representative

c. Prefect of Discipline

d. Guidance Counselor

e. Registrar

  • Present to the Registrar the accomplished Official Registration Form and secure admission slip.
  • Present admission slip to the class adviser during the first day of classes.
Requirements for College
Incoming First Year College Students
  • High School Report Card (Form 138)
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • College Entrance Test / Assessment
  • PSA (NSO) Authenticated Birth Certificate (1 original and 1 photocopy)
  • ID Pictures (2 pcs. 1.5″x1.5″ in size)
Incoming First Year Maritime Students (BSMT)
  • High School Report Card (Form 138)
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • College Entrance Test / Assessment
  • Medical Examination (HCDC accredited clinics)
    • Audiometry Test
    • Ishihara Test
    • Hepatitis B Screening (HBsAg)
    • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
    • Chest X-Ray
    • Urinalysis
    • Fecalysis
  • Psychological Test
  • PSA (NSO) Authenticated Birth Certificate (1 original and 1 photocopy)
  • ID Pictures (2 copies, 1.5″ x 1.5″ in size)
Transferees
  • Certificate of Transfer Credential / Honorable Dismissal
  • Transcript of Records from the last school attended
  • College Entrance Test / Assessment
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • PSA (NSO) Authenticated Birth Certificate (1 original and 1 photocopy)
  • ID Pictures (2 copies, 1.5″ x 1.5″ in size)
Cross-enrollees
A cross-enrollee is a regular student of a school (referred to as their home school), but who concurrently enrolls for a subject/subjects at HCDC (referred to as the host school)

Must have completed requirements, such as:

1. Cross-Enrollment Permit
2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
3. Two (2) copies 1.5″ x 1.5″ ID pictures

Requirements for Graduate School
Pre-Admission Procedure
1. Proceed to the Graduate School Office for the following:

a. Pre-evaluation/Academic Assessment by the Dean or staff
b. Interview with the Dean
c. Releasing of Application for Entrance Examination

2. Pay for the Testing Fee at the Finance Office.

3. Submit the receipt and Entrance Examination application to the Guidance office for the acquisition of the examination schedule.

4. After taking the examination, procure a certification from the Guidance Office to be forwarded to the attending Graduate School staff.

Admission Procedures

1. Secure enrollment form from the Graduate School Office and do the following:

a. Fill-out the form with the necessary information

b. Secure approval from the Dean for subjects to be taken for the semester

c. Submit 2 pcs. 2×2 ID picture (colored) and the recommendation letter from immediate head/former professor (Doctoral Students)

2. Proceed to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) to obtain the student ID number.

3. Pay for the necessary fees at the Teller.

4. Go to Registrar’s Office for the:

a. Encoding of subjects and releasing of class schedule

b. Submission of the following:

    • Certificate of Honorable Dismissal (CHD) from last school/institution attended or transfer credential (if student is a transferee)
    • Special Order (S.O.)
    • Official Transcript of Record (TOR)
    • Authenticated Birth Certificate  from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
    • Authenticated Marriage Contract (if married) from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
    • 1 pc 1×1 ID picture

5. Proceed to the Printshop for ID processing.

6. Take the Physical Examination at the Clinic.

Professional Requirements
(Anchored on CHED Memo 53 s. 2007 and Graduate School Student Handbook)

For Doctoral Students:
-Must be a MAED graduate
-18 units of professional subjects for non-education graduate

For MAED Students:
-Must be a graduate of Education course
-18 units of professional subjects for non-education graduate

For MM Students:
-Must be a graduate of Business course
-18 units of business professional subjects for non-business graduate

Maximum Residency Requirements
All curricular requirements for:

A. Master’s degree must be completed within seven (7) years after the student’s first enrollment in the master’s program

B. Doctoral degree must be completed within nine (9) years after the student’s first enrollment in the doctoral program

Scholarship Program and Tuition Fee Discounts

The Holy Cross of Davao College provides scholarship programs to students based on academic performance, proficiency and/or financial need.

Other Scholarship Programs

Academic Scholarship Program
This program aims to:

  1. assist the students to grow towards a more mature faith in God by guiding them to discover God's presence in their intellectual quest;
  2. assist the students to develop critical thinking and moral responsibility; and
  3. motivitate the students towards academic excellence.
Entrance Scholarship
a. A 100% free tuition fee is granted to a student who graduated Valedictorian in senior high school and a 50% discount in tuition fee to a student who graduated Salutatorian provided that he/she fulfills the following requirements:

  1. the secondary school he/she comes from is duly recognized by the government;
  2. he/she is able to present a certificate duly signed by the school principal attesting to his/her being a Valedictorian/Salutatorian.

b. Tuition fee discount shall be given to a student whose total raw schore in the scholarship examination falls within any of the following score range:

Score Range Tuition Fee Discount
50 - 59 5%
60 - 69 10%
70 - 79 25%
80 - 89 40%
90 - 99 50%
100 100%
Term Scholarship

a. Any bona fide student who is enrolled in at least 18 units, including religious education, physical education, and computer subjects may qualify for this academic scholarship

b. Free tuition fee shall be enjoyed by a student who obtains a general weighted average of 1.4 (96%) or above, with no grade below 2.0 (90%) in academic subjects including Religious Education (ReEd) and with no grade below 2.2 (88%) in PE and NSTP/CMT.

Tuition fee discount of 50% shall be given to any student who, in a curriculum year, attains a general weighted average of 1.7 (93%0 with no grade below 2.2 (85%) in PE and NSTP/CMT.

Tuition fee discount of 25% shall be enjoyed by any student who, in a curriculum year, attains a general weighted average of 2.0 (90%) with no grade below 2.5 (85%) in  the academic subjects including REED and no grade below 3.0 (80%) in PE and NSTP/CMT.

Student Assistants Scholarship Program (SASP)

In consonance with the vision and mission of the Holy Cross of Davao College, the SASp is committed to help in the education of the peer but deserving students. It aims at the total development of its members and to assist the Holy Cross of Davao College employees in all offices in the disposal of their responsibilities towards the efficient and effective operation of the institution.

The student assistants enjoy benefits and privileges such as:

1. Free registration and tuition fee for 18 units of academic subjects and 3 units of Religious Education and 2 units of PE per semester; 9 units per summer session; and

2. Monthly monetary allowance for a minimum work os seven (7) hours daily Monday to Friday and four (4) hours of Saturday.

Sports Scholarship Program

The sports scholarship program aims to:

1. Develop students’ talents and skills in their field of interest;

2. Attain excellence among athletes who, through constant and scientific training, shall have the privilege of representing the school in local or national competitions;

3. Assist the athletes to develop sportsmanship; and

4. Help the athletes in obtaining a Catholic education.

HCDC-JCC Joint Scholarship Program

The BSED-Catechetics scholarship program is a joint effort of John XXII Catechetical Center and HCDC. Its objective is to train students to become professional catechists through integral formation in academic and pastoral orientation, spiritual life and community living. Recipients of this scholarship program enjoy free tuition and miscellaneous fees. After graduation, they must work preferably in the home parish for at least two years.

Indigenous Community Development Scholarship Program

This scholarship program aims to:

1. Prepare well-formed and trained indigenous professionals from the HCDC local partner communities to work for the development of their respective communities;

2. Help persons from indigenous communities linked with the HCDC to finish a degree and;

3. Assist the graduates of the program to work for the development of their respective communities within a specific period of time after graduation.

Government Scholarships Program

The Holy Cross of Davao College offers scholarship grants given by the government. This is done in coordination with the Commission on Higher education-Regional Office XI (CHED-RO XI) and Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Other Scholarships

The school also offers scholarship grants given by the private entities, veterans and foundations.