The Catholic University of America

Admissions at The Catholic University of America

Applying to CUA

The Catholic University of America encourages you to begin the application process early. We invite you to visit CUA's 180 acre campus for a personal tour and to learn more about what CUA can offer you. Discover CUA's many academic and extracurricular activities and how they fit your interests.

Catholic University is now test-optional for undergraduate admission
The Catholic University of America has announced that, effective immediately, submission of standardized tests will be optional for students applying for undergraduate admission. First-year and transfer applicants will receive full consideration for admission and merit-based scholarships regardless of whether they submit the results from the SAT or the ACT.
Full Press Release; Test Optional FAQs

Admissions Requirements:

  • A completed Common Application
  • Essay
  • Secondary School Report with Counselor Letter
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores (optional)
    - Request scores from CollegeBoard
      CUA SAT Code: 5104
    - Request scores from The ACT
      CUA ACT Code: 0654

"I love CUA because I get the experience of a small school, where I can develop close relationships with friends and professors, while at the same time living in the heart of one of the best cities in the world."

- Ryan Sanford, Class of 2014

Apply Now

  • Apply Online
    CUA is a Common Application exclusive institution
  • Using The Common App
    When applying with the Common App, adhere to CUA's deadlines. A completed application includes an essay, high school transcripts, secondary school report with counselor letter, academic recommendation letter, and $55 application fee. The submission of standardized test scores is optional. Click here for additional CUA scholarship forms.
  • Request Information
    Find out how to contact an admissions counselor for further information. Also fill out our contact form to have more information sent to your doorstep.
  • Additional Application Forms
    Downloadable versions of our paper application, secondary school report and scholarship forms all in PDF format.
  • Critical Dates
    Be sure to mark your calendar with our important deadlines!