Summer High School Program (EiA)

The Experiences in Architecture (EiA) program at the Catholic University of America is a pre-college workshop for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and professional sides of the architectural arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom. 

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare students for architecture school, giving students a head start, as well as acquainting them with campus life at the university level. Students who have participated in EiA’s summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level. 


  • EiA 2024: July 7, 2024 - July 20, 2024 (Rising 10th, 11th, 12th and incoming freshmen eligible) residential or commuting*



  • Application Due May 31st, 2024
  • Payment Deadline: June 10th, 2024

Tuition and Fees


  • EiA Two Week Session: $1,370


  • EiA Two Week Session: approximately $2,570

*Please note that as housing fees get finalized, the fees for residents are subject to change slightly. 


Already Accepted?

Once you have applied and accepted, take the next steps!

  • Explore


    Come along with us as we use Washington, D.C. as our extended classroom. We explore the city's museums, historical sites, new digital installations, and cultural events. All of these sites are nearby, just a short Metro ride away.

  • Create


    Let us help you think about your surroundings in new ways. From foundational drawing lessons to original charrettes, we help you transform your ideas in 2D and 3D projects.

  • Immerse


    Immerse yourself in both the academic and professional side of architecture. Take advantage of the large network of architects and designers in the D.C. area by coming along with us to visit firms.