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University of Saint Katherine

After almost 15 years of providing meaningful instruction and degree programs, the University is forced to close due to financial conditions. We are not accepting applications for summer or fall terms. We are working diligently with our students, WSCUC, BPPE, the Department of Education, and over 15 excellent colleges and universities to ensure the efficient transfer of our students, thereby allowing them the opportunity to complete their degrees.

The University will permanently close on July 31, 2024.

We are grateful for our donors and supporters through the years, our faculty, staff, and students, and all the people who made USK a remarkable institution. Please contact Dr. Frank Papatheofanis at fpapathusk@gmail.com if you have questions.

Post-Closure Resources:
Transcripts: Parchment will continue to remain the service for obtaining transcripts.
Student Records: John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California is the holder of USK’s Student Records. Please contact the Registrar’s Office with any inquiries.
Catalogs: Past catalogs are found under Academic Resources.
Athletic Eligibility: For questions regarding remaining eligibility to play in the NAIA, please contact Patsy Livingston, Eligibility Chair.
Federal Student Loans: Federal Student Loans applied to completed semesters, including Spring 2024, should be paid on time to avoid risk of damage to credit scores. For any questions, the Office of Student Assistance and Relief of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education will provide direct support to affected students. This includes offering resources and information on student rights and available options, as well as connecting students to state and federal economic relief programs. As a result of USK’s closure, it is possible that students in atypical situations may qualify for a discharge of federal student loans. Information on closed school loan discharges, including eligibility criteria, the loan discharge process, and answers to common questions on closed school discharges, is available here.