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Transfer Students

We welcome students from all types of colleges and universities to apply to The Catholic University of America. As a national university in Washington, DC we have transfer students from all across the U.S. You can apply as a candidate for transfer admissions if you hold a high school diploma (or its equivalent) and have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at an accredited college or university. Please note if you have completed a Bachelor's degree at another institution and would like to attend CUA for a 2nd degree please see the link below for 2nd degree students.



ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
  • Complete the Undergraduate Application:
    Download a PDF version now
    , or submit your application online
  • $55 Nonrefundable Application Fee
    Now you can pay your application fee online.
  • Statement of Intent
    As a transfer student your statement of intent should be 1-2 pages long. You will want to write about why you want to transfer to CUA, your goals, any struggles or success you have had as a student, etc. Any aspect or experience you think CUA should know about you as a student and person.
  • Official Transcripts
    Contact your high school and request an official transcript. This is required regardless of your high school graduation date. Transfer applicants must also submit one official transcript from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Recommendation Letter
    Be sure to include at least one letter of recommendation.
  • Certification of Good Standing
    Transfer applicants are required to submit a certification of good standing along with their application. They can submit any of the following: 1) Common Application's College Official's Report, 2) CUA's Certification of Good Standing form, OR 3) a letter of good standing from your dean of students, academic adviser, registrar, etc., stating that you are in good academic standing, are eligible to return to the institution, and an explanation of any disciplinary actions. One of these forms needs to be mailed to CUA Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from the college official. Click here to download this form.
  • SAT/ACT Scores
    Scores are required for those who have completed less than 24 credits at the college level. If you have 24 graded credits on your college transcript these scores will be waived.

    Official SAT or ACT Scores
    - Request scores from CollegeBoard
    CUA SAT Code: 5104
    - Request scores from The ACT
    CUA ACT Code: 0654
  • Portfolio Review
    Architecture students only
  • Audition
    Music students only
Important Dates

Application Deadlines

Transfer (except Nursing**)
Fall semester: July 15*
Spring semester: November 15*

Second Degree Nursing:
Fall semester: May 15*
Spring semester: N/A

Fall Housing Applications for
transfers are due August 1.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

*All applicants are encouraged to submit their completed application as soon as possible to allow adequate time for the transcript evaluation.

**Transfer students can not apply for the School of Nursing due to the structure of studies and space availability; only Second Degree applicants are considered.