Current students at Catholic University may take classes off-campus during the summer months to further their progress towards a Catholic University degree. Off-campus courses must be evaluated in advance, before you enroll in the course. Catholic University cannot guarantee transfer credit for a course that was not evaluated and approved ahead of time. If your are under a deadline to enroll, you may do so at your own risk.
The priority deadline to submit summer course evaluation paperwork is May 1. Any requests made after this date may be delayed, and will not be expedited.
The evaluation process also applies to students on academic leave. However, these students may submit their paperwork when appropriate.
If you are interested in taking off-campus courses over the summer or while on leave? Read a step-by-step overview of the evaluation process on the Transfer of Credit Process page.
Winter Session Courses
It is rare for a Catholic University student to enroll in an off-campus winter session course because the Academic Transfer of Credit policy does not permit off-campus courses to overlap with any part of a Catholic University semester. In other words, a Catholic University student may not transfer any courses taken at other institutions while he or she is also enrolled in classes at Catholic University, whether the Catholic University class has actually started or not.
In general, courses that are offered at other institutions during Catholic University's winter break overlap with either the end of the fall semester or the beginning of the spring semester, which makes them ineligible for transfer credit. Overlap with any part of a Catholic University semester means that the course is not eligible transfer credit.
The policy also stipulates that courses must have at least one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of at least two hours of out of class work per week for the appropriate number of weeks. So, a minimum of 40 hours to be eligible for transfer.
If you have found a winter session course that a) does not overlap at all with the Catholic University semester and b) meets the 40 hour criteria, please follow the instructions in the above section to submit the course for evaluation, and read the Transfer of Credit Process page to learn what happens next.