Pre-College Admission

The Catholic University of America welcomes current high school students to Pre-College Programs in Architecture, Drama, or Musical Theatre. These programs will broaden your perspective and allow you to experience academic life at Catholic University.

Experiences In Architecture 

Session: July 10-28, 2017

The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields.  Students are exposed to both the academics and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare you for the rigors of architecture school, giving you a head start, as well as acquaint you 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.

For more information about EIA, please contact Ms. Hollee Becker at

High School Drama Institute 

Session: July 10-28, 2017

The CUA High School Drama Institute is a three-week residential program offered by the university’s School of Music and Department of Drama. Students who wish to pursue intensive summer training in the performing arts will strengthen theatre skills, study voice, movement, and acting with theatre professors and professionals, and work hard with like-minded students.

For more information about the High School Drama Institute, please contact the drama department at or 202-319-5358.

Summer Business Institute

Session: June 18-23, 2017

The Busch School’s Summer Business Institute is a week-long summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors to immerse them into entrepreneurship and business leadership through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. From Sunday, June 18th through Friday, June 23rd, high school students interested in business will have the opportunity to dive hands-on into business principles, competitions, and applications, while experiencing a taste of college life in Washington, D.C., at The Catholic University of America.

For more information about the Summer Business Institute, please contact The Busch School of Business and Economics at or call 202-319-6286.