The Catholic University of America

Eligibility Criteria

 All Applicants

  • Good academic standing
  • Good disciplinary standing (not on disciplinary probation).
  • Minimum GPA, as required by CUA:
    • 2.3 for students in the School of Business
    • 2.5 for students in other CUA Schools
    • Individual programs may have highter GPA requirements.
  • Absence of any holds that would prevent course registration. Failure to clear such holds will result in withdrawal from the program and the implementation of the CUAbroad Cancellation & Withdrawal Policy.
  • Other requirements as determined by the program (pre-requisite language level, etc.)

CUA reserves the right to rescind permission to study abroad if a student does not meet academic eligibility criteria or is not in good disciplinary standing at the end of the semester prior to the term abroad.
 

Semester and Academic Year Program Applicants

  • Full-time enrollment
  • Completion of 45 credits prior to the start of the program
    (exception: Rome Honors Track)
  • Completion of the CUA language requirement
    *Students may petition to the Associate Dean for an exception to the language requirement policy in either of the following circumstances. The Associate Dean will assess each situation individually before granting or denying a request for an exception.
    • The student will make progress on the language requirement while studying abroad;
    • The student can submit a feasible plan for finishing the language requirement upon their return.  

Additional Notes

  • With the exception of the CUA Rome program, it is typically difficult to study abroad during the last semester before graduation and still graduate on time.
  • In accordance with the Academic Regulations for Undergraduates, "at least 30 of the last 36 credits taken for a baccalaureate degree must be taken at this university. Consortium and CUA study abroad courses meet this requirement." In practice, this means that seniors may only study abroad on a CUA or CUA-affiliated program. They may not study abroad on a non-affiliated program.