The Catholic University of America

Preparation for Graduation

Complete the Diploma Application Online

  • Diploma application due dates can be found on the Academic Calendar available at
  • Go to
  • Click the "Cardinal Students" link
  • Click the "Apply for Graduation" link under "Graduation" 
  • Select your "Expected Graduation Term" from the drop down list.
  • Enter your name as wish it to appear on your diploma
  • Please note: Once the due date has passed for your expected graduation semester, the semester will no longer be available as a drop down option. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 202-319-5300

 Complete Federal Perkins Loan Exit Counseling (if you received a Federal Perkins Loan while attending CUA)

  • Do this during your graduation term
  • Go to
  • Once on the Federal Perkins Loan page, scroll down to the Exit Loan Counseling section and follow the instructions
  • If you have any questions please contact the CUA Office of Financial Aid: 202-319-5307.

 Check and Reconcile Your Student Account

  • Do this during your expected graduation term
  • You can view your holds by logging in to your Cardinal Station account:
  • Review your account, verify that all charges are correct and that all financial aid has been applied.
  • Review and clear any holds on your account
  • For help with all financial holds, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services: 202-319-5300
  • For help with health holds, please contact CUA Health Services: 202-319-5744
  • For help with library holds, please contact the CUA Mullen Library: 202-319-5060

 Return Library Books and Reconcile any Library Fines

  • Go to
  • Log in to your library account
  • In the column to the right you will find a list of checked out books and fines
  • For help, please contact Mullen Library at 202-319-5060