As an admitted student, there’s a lot to keep track of as you work toward enrolling at Catholic University. Be sure to bookmark this page to make sure you remember every important date and upcoming event! There’s also a handy checklist to help keep you organized throughout the spring and summer.

Admitted Student Checklist 

As a newly admitted student for Fall 2021, here are your next steps:

  • This Spring

    • Submit the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE to be considered for need-based financial aid. 
    • Pay your nonrefundable enrollment deposit online or by mail by May 1. 
    • Accept and activate any financial aid awards you've received in Cardinal Station
    • Complete your housing and dining plan applications by May 15.
      • For more information regarding your Housing Application, click HERE
      • For more information regarding your Dining Plan, click HERE.
  •   This Summer

    • Register for Orientation beginning June 1.
    • Activate your Cardinal Mail account and your network login beginning June 1.
    • Accept Student Financial Responsibility in Cardinal Station beginning June 1. 
    • Enroll in direct deposit if you anticipate a student account refund.
    • Set up whoever is responsible for your bills as an authorized payer in CardinalPay so that he or she receives the statement notification emails and has his or her own access to the online account statements after June 1.
    • Register for classes. Information will be sent mid-June.
    • Take any necessary academic placement tests.
    • Return your immunization form to University Student Health Services by July 1 to avoid a $100 late charge.
    • View your housing assignment in MyHousing starting the week of July 1. 
    • If you'll be participating in intercollegiate athletics, return athletic medical forms to the Department of Athletics.
    • Upload a photo for your student ID card, the Cardinal Card.
    • Submit your final high school transcripts and any AP, IB, SAT, or ACT scores to the Office of Admission by July 31.
    • Visit the University's student medical insurance website. If not using the student medical plan, submit a waiver by the posted deadline. 
    • Consider using the monthly Tuition Payment Plan.
    • Consider using the Student Tuition Refund Plan.

Dates to Remember 

  • 2021 Dates to Remember

    • Jan. 15
      Early Decision deposit deadline
    • Feb. 1
      Early Action students will have received their financial aid award notification.
    • March 31
      Regular Decision students will have received their financial aid award notification
    • May 1
      Enrollment deposit due
    • May 15
      First-year housing application deadline
    • Mid-June
      Class registration and academic advising information mailed
    • July 1
      Housing assignment available at MyHousing
    • Week of July 20
      Housing assignments mailed
    • Aug. 17
      Fall semester payment due
    • Aug. 26
      New Student Orientation begins
    • Aug. 30
      First day of fall classes

In early July, electronic account statement notifications are sent to students’ University email addresses (see Activate your Cardinal Mail account above). Fall semester payments are due Aug. 1.