The Catholic University of America

Requests for Information (Background Checks)

The Office of the Dean of Students often receives requests for student information from third parties (i.e. a job application, an application to be admitted to the bar, a transfer application, etc).

Normally, student information requested by a third party will only be released with the written permission of the student about whom the inquiry is being made.

The Student Records Policy outlines the specific conditions under which information can be released to a third party.

The Office of the Dean of Students accepts requests to release information through the following means:

  • In person
  • By mail
  • By fax

The requesting party must provide a copy of the student's written authorization that the records may be released. It is strongly encouraged that the dates of the student's attendance at Catholic University are included in the written release of information as this will aid in the processing of the request.

Requests for information are normally processed within 5 business days.