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The Catholic University of American, founded in 1887, is a globally recognized research institution with the feel of a small, residential college. CatholicU students enjoy the best of two distinct worlds. The University has the largest, greenest campus in Washington, D.C., which offers open space and unique charm. The University’s own Metro stop brings students to the heart of the nation’s capital in a matter of minutes, giving them access to unlimited cultural and social experiences and thousands of internship and job opportunities in every field imaginable.  

Catholic University is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States and is home to 3,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students who come from all backgrounds. Undergraduate students choose from more than 130 programs taught by faculty who are renowned in their fields and who pride themselves on personal attention to their students. The University has 34 major research centers and facilities where undergraduate and graduate students actively participate in the study of new ideas and solutions.

Rounding out the CatholicU experience is student and residential life that fosters community. Students participate in more than 100 student organizations, 25 Division III sports, and nationally recognized programs of service to others through Campus Ministry.

The Office of Undergraduate welcomes visitors to campus on weekdays and many Saturdays throughout the year to learn more about the academic, social, and spiritual life on campus. The Committee on Admission has years of experience reviewing homeschool applicants and is always interested in the distinctive educational journeys that students have pursued. The University offers merit-based scholarships that currently range from $15,000 to $32,000, and offers a limited number of full tuition scholarships each year. Students who qualify for need-based financial assistance receive grants that range from $1,000 to more than $40,000.

Visit us at catholic.edu and explore our campus either virtually or in person, register for an information session, and check out our virtual viewbook. Begin writing your story at CatholicU. We can’t wait to see what you do with it.

 

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The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave NE, District of Columbia 20064, United States

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Dual Enrollment Summer Session

The Catholic University of America offers dual enrollment to high school seniors. Students who are currently homeschooled will be able to earn Catholic University credits before the official start of their undergraduate studies.

Catholic University offers dual enrollment courses to eligible high school students, allowing students to earn Catholic University credits before the official start of their undergraduate studies. Students are limited to two courses (six credits) in any term.

The cost is $225 per credit (3-credit courses will cost $675) and all courses will be taught online. These are regular sections of Catholic University classes and space is limited. Availability will be determined after the University’s students complete their registration process.

Students interested in applying for Dual Enrollment classes must complete the application and submit a current high school transcript including the most recent grades from the first three years of high school and the academic schedule for the senior year. Students must be on track to complete their junior year of high school to be eligible to enroll. Applicants are encouraged to provide first-, second-, and third-choice classes, and to indicate whether they wish to take one class or two. Registration approvals will take place on a rolling basis, based on course availability, until the start of each term. There is no application fee.

Summer sessions have various term lengths, The first term begins on May 10 and the final term ends on August 17.

View the available courses for the Summer 2021 semester here.

Learn more about Dual Enrollment at Catholic University by visiting https://www.catholic.edu/academics/dual-enrollment.

2021 Keynote

Thursday 10:30 am ET - Andreas and Michelle Widmar - The Catholic University of America

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2021 Keynote Virtual Booth Schedule

Undergraduate Admission advisors Marilina Matta, Tom Berry, Kevin Medina, Rachel Badolato, Abby Billings will be on-hand from May 20-22 a 11:30 a-1:30p EST in the virtual booth to answers any questions you and/or your family may have about the admission process at Catholic University. Highlights include:

  • Homeschooled students and the application process
  • Dual Enrollment program available this summer where students can earn college credit
  • General questions about The Catholic University of America
If you are unable to attend, please email [email protected] for information related to Dual Enrollment and Undergraduate Admission. 

2020 sessions

Thursday, October 15 at 3p:

Your Faith @CatholicU with Father Jude, OFM Conv., University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry, The Catholic University of America

In this session, discover how homeschool students can grow in their spiritual life and come to understand their vocation while attending a faithfully Catholic college. Attendees will learn about how students at Catholic University find opportunities for formation and worship, community service, and spiritual guidance along with other tools and resources that will strengthen their faith.

Friday, Oct. 16 at 3p:

Preparing and Paying for College: A Guide for Homeschooled Students with Christopher Lydon, VP of Enrollment Management and Marketing and James Dewey-Rosenfeld, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, The Catholic University of America 

This session will help parents and students navigate the college admission process - with a particular emphasis on homeschool students - and better understand the cost of college and the opportunities for merit-based and need-based financial assistance. After this session attendees will be able to make informed decisions on how to plan, prepare, and pay for college.

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