Both first-time applicants and transfer applicants will use the Common Application.


A portfolio may be submitted but is not required for those students applying to Catholic University's B.S. Arch. program from high school. If you want to be considered for admission as a transfer student to the B.S. Arch. program, you are required to submit a portfolio of your design coursework and other creative work.

Transfer Student Portfolio Guidelines

Freshman Student Portfolio Guidelines


Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by:

  • NOV
    Early ActionStudents are notified before Jan.1
  • NOV
    Early Decision
    Students are notified before Jan.1
  • JAN
    Regular Decision
    Students are notified before March 20

Visit Crough Center for Architectural Studies

The Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning is located in the heart of Washington D.C., steps from the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station. We strongly encourage interested undergraduate students and their parents to visit our school. Our unique, state-of-the-art facility, The Crough Center for Architectural Studies, offers aspiring architecture students a best-of-both worlds experience:

  • the convenience and excitement of having easy access to everything that Washington, D.C., has to offer;
  • the safety and park-like beauty of our 176-acre residential campus in the vibrant Brookland neighborhood.

We are happy to arrange one-on-one meetings during business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F). Please contact

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    Undergraduate Admission Website

    Have more questions about the undergraduate application process? Visit the main Undergraduate Admission website to meet your admission counselor, request information, schedule a visit or sign up for a virtual information session, take a virtual tour, and more. 

    Go to the Undergraduate Admission website

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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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    Visit CatholicU Virtually

    We know many of you are unable to travel to our beautiful campus for a visit. As you continue your college search, we want to make sure you are able to learn more about Catholic University while staying close to home. Check out our virtual visit page to get a better sense of what CatholicU is really like.

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