At Catholic, you’ll join a diverse group of scholars who embrace community, look for meaning in all aspects of life, and are excited to take on new challenges. You’re here to learn about all that we have to offer you, and we want to know more about you, too.

Your academic preparation matters to us, but so does a whole lot more: We want to know your character, your personality, and your passions. We’re looking for students who embrace their communities and are excited to face new challenges head-on, and you’re looking for a university that gives you opportunities to learn, grow, and make a difference.

Explore the links below to find information on applying, whether you’re beginning your college search process, transferring from another college or university, or interested in furthering your education in the United States.

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    Visiting Catholic University

    The best way for you to discover what it means to live and learn at Catholic University is to visit our campus! We invite you and your family to explore our 176 acres located in the heart of Washington, D.C.

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    First-Year Students

    Your Catholic University journey starts here. Learn about our freshman application process, scholarship opportunities, or schedule a campus visit.

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    International Students

    We welcome students from nearly 80 countries around the world. Join our global community and learn the details of our international application.

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    Transfer Students

    We welcome students wishing to transfer from another college or university.

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    Other Application Options

    Separate applications are required for students seeking readmission to the university, for those looking to earn a second undergraduate degree (non-Nursing), students who want a second undergraduate degree in Nursing, and for those who wish to take classes as a non-degree seeking student. 

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