Catechetical Diploma

request informationSpend some time reading the Catechetical Diploma section on the CDU website

Contact Admissions at 1.888.254.4238 ext 700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to answer questions about the program. The director of admissions will discuss the various options available to best meet your academic and professional goals and will help you start the application process.

Complete an online application and pay the non-refundable $25 application fee. For a complete list of program requirements click here.

Send official transcript(s) from all schools where you earned general education requirements. These schools need to be accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, or equivalent for non-U.S. schools. pdf How to submit transcripts. (198 KB)

You will be notified in writing of acceptance into the Catechetical Diploma program. CDU does not discriminate in its admission because of race, sex, color, creed, age, religion, or national origin.  Applications are  encouraged to contact Admissions at 1.888.254.4238 ext 700 before enrolling in a course and applying to the program.

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