The Catholic University of America

Admissions at The Catholic University of America

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Take up to nine credits, which may be counted toward degree requirements if full acceptance to a degree program is granted.

Undergraduate non-degree seeking students should not have received a bachelor's degree or higher. If you have received a bachelor's degree or higher you will need to apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student, download application here.

An applicant who does not wish to pursue a degree program at The Catholic University of America but who wishes to follow courses independently or apply to a program required for a certificate (either for credit or as an auditor) may apply for admission as a non-degree student.

Admission as a non-degree student is limited to a single semester or summer session, unless renewed by the dean of the school for registration in subsequent consecutive semesters or summer sessions. Registration for consecutive semesters will be approved for students completing a certificate program. No fee is charged for such renewal. Non-degree students who subsequently wish to apply for degree study must file additional application documents and be accepted officially for degree study. Since the mere accumulation of courses will not satisfy degree requirements, one should consult the appropriate dean or department chair before enrolling. A non-degree-seeking student may take up to nine credits, which may be counted toward degree requirements if full acceptance to a degree program is granted.


Required items to be submitted for non-degree seeking students: