Pre-College Admission

The Catholic University of America welcomes current high school students to Pre-College Programs in Architecture, Drama, or Musical Theatre. These programs will broaden your perspective and allow you to experience academic life at Catholic University.

Business Summer Institute

Session: June 18-23, 2017

The Summer Business Institute aims to inspire and engage high school students in Catholic Social Teaching through the practice of entrepreneurship and business. Students will engage with real-world business practitioners and entrepreneurs. Students will create their own business idea and present to CUA “Shark Tank” judges.

For more information about the Summer Business Institute, please send an email to

Summer Band Workshop

Session: June 19-23, 2017

The Benjamin T. Rome Summer Band Workshop is open to any student currently in 8-11th grade. The workshop will provide an opportunity for students to prepare, rehearse, and perform a concert or concert band literature at the end of one week. Students will be coached in specific instrumental technique and large-ensemble skills by Catholic University faculty and other professional musicians.

For more information about the Benjamin T. Rome Summer Band Workshop, please contact Dr. Richard Roberts at or 202-319-5840.

Light the World!

Session 1: June 25 - July 1, 2017
Session 2: July 9 - 15, 2017

Light the World! Encourages high school students to learn to see theology in everyday life by exploring theological traditions, asking questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examining how their faith calls them to lives of service.

For more information send an email to or visit

American Politics Ethics, and Catholic Culture Summer Institute

Session: July 8-25, 2017

The American Politics, Ethics, and Catholic Culture Summer Institute works towards creating engaged and responsible citizens of high moral character who will take their knowledge and experiences with them back home and are inspired to make tangible change within their communities. Students will have an opportunity to serve others and explore issues related to social justice and community service.

For more information about the IPR Summer Institute, please Daniel Petri at

Experiences in Architecture

Session: July 10-28, 2017

The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields.  Students are exposed to both the academics and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare you for the rigors of architecture school, giving you a head start, as well as acquaint you with campus life at the university level.  Students, who have participated in EiA's summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level.

For more information about the EIA, please contact Ms. Tonya Ohnstad at

Summer on Stage (High School Drama Institute)

Session: July 10-28, 2017

The CUA High School Drama Institute is residential program for students who wish to pursue intensive summer training in the performing arts. Study voice, movement, and acting with experts in the field.

For more information about the Summer on Stage, please contact the drama department at or call 202-319-5358. 

Engineering New Frontiers

Session: July 24-28, 2017

Engineering New Frontiers (ENF) is a weeklong, residential summer camp for rising high-school juniors and seniors held on the campus of The Catholic University of America.

At ENF, students will work closely with CUA engineering faculty members to explore the wide variety of engineering opportunities in our society.  Through classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, students will experience what college engineering majors and professional engineers do.  Living on campus, students also get a "taste" of college and exposure to the best of Washington, D.C., including special museum tour, sporting events, and various other safe recreational activities.

For more information, send an email to: