At Catholic University, we offer an array of undergraduate and graduate programs in both traditional and online formats. We seek to provide an application experience that symbolizes our commitment to every one of our students.


Catholic University is an exclusive member of the Common Application Group. Traditional first-year and transfer applicants are required to complete the Common Application by the appropriate deadline. (Summer Session applicants, see below.)

For students who have had the COVID-19 outbreak cast their college plans for next Fall into doubt, Catholic University has opened the Common Application until June 1. If you wish to be considered for admission, our Committee on Admission will make decisions on a rolling basis throughout May as long as space in our Class of 2024 remains. We can offer consideration for admission to all academic programs, as well as for merit and need-based financial assistance.  


Candidates seeking admission to all graduate programs (except Columbus School of Law) apply with the Catholic University online application. Deadlines vary by program. (Summer Session applicants, see below.)

Columbus School of Law

Candidates seeking admission to the Columbus School of Law are required to complete the application provided by the Law School Admission Council.

Adult and Professional Studies

Catholic University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for the working professional.

Online Programs

Catholic University offers online graduate programs in Social Work, Nursing, Business Management, and Theology to support the fulfillment of your professional goals.

Summer Sessions

Enrollment in Summer Session courses is open to undergraduate and graduate students from other colleges and universities. An application is required. Current Catholic University students do not need to fill out an application. They can register for courses directly through Cardinal Station.