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Admissions FAQs

Answers to questions about applying to CTU

  1.  Can I apply online? Yes. In an effort to make applying to Catholic Theological Union (CTU) convenient and user-friendly, we’ve moved to an online application system.
  2.  How do I start? It’s easy. To begin your application to CTU, visit
  3. How does it work? The online application allows you to apply from any computer with internet access —anywhere, anytime.  Prompts within the web form will guide you as you go.  If you need assistance, however, we’re just a phone call or e-mail away. Our contact information is provided below.
  4. Do I have to complete the application in one sitting? No. When you begin the application, you will be asked to log in by creating a username and password. You can save your work as you go, and return to the application again as many times as you need.
  5.  What else do I need to include?
    --Letters of reference
    --Personal statement
    For specific admissions requirements and guidelines, please visit:
  6.  How do I submit my transcripts, letters of reference, and personal statement? You will have the option of uploading your personal statement as an electronic document in the online application. However, you may also send it along later as an e-mail attachment, or via fax or postal mail. Letters of reference can either be mailed to the Office of Admissions or e-mailed as an attachment. Finally, transcripts must be mailed to the Office of Admissions. See addresses below.
  7.  Can my references use this system, too? Although we ask you to list your references in the online application, they will need to submit their letters separately, as an e-mail attachment, or via fax, or postal mail.  The reference letter instruction form can be found online at:
  8. Can I update or edit my application online after I have submitted it? Once you hit the “Submit” button you will be unable to make changes or edits to your application. If you do need to make changes after submitting your application, please contact the Office of Admissions and we can update your application.
  9. Who will see my online responses? Your responses will only be seen by the Office of Admissions and our application review committee.  Your online application is secure and remains confidential.
  10.  How can I submit my supporting documents and/or reach the Office of Admissions directly?


Mailing address:

Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Catholic Theological Union
5401 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615