Study from Home or Anywhere this Summer!

Welcome! Whether you are already enrolled as a Catholic University student, visiting from another university, an international visitor, a pre-college student, or a working professional, this page will help you find all the information you need to plan and participate in our Summer Sessions.

Registration for Summer classes begins on March 15, 2021 and continues through the schedule adjustment period of each session.

Please Note: Decisions on course cancellations are based on early enrollment figures. Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible for all sessions.
  • Enrolled Catholic University Students

    Current undergraduate and graduate students of The Catholic University of America can enroll for summer courses directly using Cardinal Station as you would during the regular academic year.

    We recommend the follow steps to register for summer courses:

    Note: If you are a student planning to take classes through the Consortium, please contact your Catholic University advisor and Enrollment Services.

  • Visiting Students

    The Catholic University of America welcomes applications from visiting students, whether you are a current undergraduate or graduate student at another university or a working professional. Current students are eligible to apply for summer courses if you are in good academic standing at your home institution. We recommend the follow steps to register for summer courses:

    • Review our summer course schedule. Please note that courses will meet at various schedules throughout the summer.
    • Consult with your advisor at your home institution to receive approval to register for appropriate summer courses to ensure that the credits earned at The Catholic University of America can be transferred to your home institution.
    • Click on the portal to submit an application for the Summer Sessions. Please choose "Visiting Graduate" or "Visiting Undergraduate" as the level that you are applying for on your application.
    • Apply for on-campus housing, if necessary.
    Please note that being accepted as a non-degree, visiting student for our Summer Sessions does not imply admission to a degree-seeking program at The Catholic University of America. If you are a degree-seeking student, please apply through our Office of Admissions.
  • International Students Enrolled at Another U.S. Institution

    The Catholic University of America is a globally-engaged university with a dynamic Office of Global Strategies which provides a variety of support services for international students. Most international students enrolled at other U.S. institutions are eligible to take summer courses without changing their nonimmigrant status.

    International students follow the same procedures as visiting students (above), but must also show proof of English language proficiency either through TOEFL scores or IELTS equivalents (80-Internet-based exam; 230-computer-based exam; 550-paper-based exam).

  • High School / Pre-College Students

    The Catholic University of America has a number of exciting options for current high school students.

    Special pre-college programs are non-credit programs in a variety of fields offered throughout the summer. These exciting programs give you a taste of college life and opportunity to learn and grow along the way. Please click here for the portal to submit an application for our Pre-College Programs.

    Some credit-bearing summer courses are available so that you can earn college credit while in high school. Current high school juniors or seniors are eligible to apply, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher is required. We recommend the following steps to apply to the University for our Summer Sessions:

    • Review our summer course schedule and consult with your parents/guardians and your high school officials to select appropriate summer course(s). Please note that courses will meet at various schedules throughout the summer. 
    • High school students - not in the pre-college programs - can submit an application as part of our Dual Enrollment program or can take courses for our Summer Sessions as a visiting student. The process for visiting students is described above; this is the application link