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
- A completed Common Application
- 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
- Ryan Sanford, Class of 2014
CUA is a Common Application exclusive institution
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.
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.
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!