The Catholic University of America


Fall Visiting Applications: July 1st
Spring Visiting Applications: November 1st
Summer Visiting Applications: Preferred Deadline April 1st (applications accepted through May 11th)





Current Students

Students who have completed one year of J.D. studies and who are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school may apply to be visiting students at the Columbus School of Law for up to one academic year, earning credits for transfer back to their degree-granting school. Visiting student enrollment is on a space-available basis. Students should contact their degree-granting school for information on financial aid eligibility, and the financial aid application process and deadline.

To be considered for admission as a visitor, please submit the following information:

→ Completed visiting student application and a statement explaining why you are applying to visit (300 words or less)

→ $30.00 Application Fee (check or money order payable to CUA)

→ An official letter from your law school dean (or designate) stating that you are currently in good academic standing and unconditionally eligible to return to your present law school. The letter of good standing should indicate that you have permission to visit, specify which semester(s) you can visit, and that you will receive credit for course work successfully completed at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

→ Official Law School Transcript

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at or at (202)319-5151.

At the Columbus School of Law our goal is to create a community of learning rich in multicultural diversity. Soliciting applicants from differing racial, religious, social, and ethnic backgrounds cultivates an educational environment where free thought in the marketplace of ideas is not only accepted, but is the norm.

Admissions Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-5151


Columbus School of Law
Office of Admissions
Suite 340
3600 John McCormack Rd., NE

Washington, DC 20064

Mailing Address:

Columbus School of Law
Office of Admissions
The Catholic University of America
Cardinal Station

Washington, DC 20064

Assistant Dean for Admissions