Deciding which college to attend isn’t easy under normal circumstances. In today’s environment of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it can be even more difficult. While all our on-campus tours and events, including Odyssey Day (which was moved to a virtual format), have been canceled for the near future, we’re still here for you. All Catholic University offices are working remotely, so please feel free to reach out! We’ll help you find the answers you need to make the decision that’s right for you. Below we have compiled some of the most common questions from our admitted students.

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. 

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Virtual Tour

Even though our on-campus visits are no longer taking place, you can still get an idea of what campus is like. Check out our virtual tour and see what it's like to walk across campus, tour a residence hall room, and more.

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The Admission staff has put together an Explore CatholicU page featuring video recordings of our information sessions in both English and Spanish. You’ll also find a welcome for the Class of 2024 and other video content you may find useful in learning more about Catholic University. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Will the enrollment deadline be extended?

    Yes, the enrollment deadline has been extended to June 1.
  • Are there opportunities to visit campus?

    We hope to be able to reinstate our full summer visit schedule, as the health and safety of our students, visitors, and staff allows, but that will be subject to federal, local, and University guidelines. In the meantime, please visit our Explore CatholicU page, which offers recorded versions of our information sessions in both English and Spanish, as well as a virtual campus tour.

  • Will you be offering any live virtual sessions or meetings?

    Yes. We will be emailing students admitted to the Class of 2024 about scheduling one-on-one sessions with our staff. We will also be offering opportunities for admitted students to meet virtually, in groups, along with a staff member. You can also register for a live session or watch a previously recorded session by visiting our Odyssey Day page

  • Where do I find more information that would have been shared during Odyssey Day?

    As we add academic, extracurricular, and student support video sessions to fill in for the sessions typically available at Odyssey Day, we will contact admitted students and the videos will be uploaded to our Odyssey Day page

  • What should I do if my family’s financial situation has changed?

    Contact our Office of Student Financial Assistance by email at
  • If I deposit on June 1, will on-campus housing still be available?

    Yes. Since we have extended the enrollment deadline to June 1, the Housing Application deadline has been extended to June 8. Whether you deposit now or right on June 1, you will have equal access to class registration and housing options.
  • When does registration for orientation start?

    Registration for orientation will begin on June 1.
  • If I am not able to attend Catholic University this fall, can I defer my admission?

    Yes. Please refer to the University’s policy on deferring admission or contact our office regarding individual circumstances.
  • If I am currently living and/or attending school outside the US, and my country has been impacted by COVID-19, can I still attend Catholic University?

    While admission status to Catholic University will not change, international travel and visa policies are constantly updated by U.S. and foreign governments. Please keep apprised of visa and travel updates from both the United States and your home country throughout the spring and summer. Should you need to defer your admission or enrollment for that reason, we will be happy to help you with that process.