The information in this checklist is for prospective undergraduates. Prospective graduate students should visit the Graduate School Web site.
1. Get Ready
3. Apply to UC
Different programs have different requirements, but most will expect you to have taken these courses (known as Ohio Articulation Requirements):
From 9th grade on, it counts!
Test scores must be sent to UC directly from the testing agency (test scores are not accepted from the HS transcript). You may select UC as a recipient of your scores by using the codes below when you register for an exam, or you may send scores directly from the ACT website or the SAT website.
If you graduated from high school more than one year before admission, or if you will attend one of UC's open admission colleges (Clermont College or UC Blue Ash College) the test is recommended but usually not required.
Your application must be complete before the appropriate deadline. A complete application means we have received all the required items. Only then can we offer you admission. It is in your best interest to provide these materials as early as possible but no later than the Dec. 1 Early Action deadline.
Learn more about UC Application Deadlines.
Letter of Recommendation
If you are a high school student, you must ask your guidance counselor to send us your transcript. If you are transferring from another college or university, you must request a transcript from each institution where you have completed college coursework.
Transcripts should be sent to:
University of Cincinnati
Office of Admissions
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091
*Transfer students, please note:
If you have earned fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter college credits, you must submit high school transcripts as part of your transfer application. On rare occasions, the program you are applying to may require a transcript regardless of the number of college credits you've earned. Check the program requirements for this information. You are required to provide official transcripts from every college you have attended regardless of the number of credit hours you took or the grades you earned.
When you receive your UC offer letter, you're just two simple steps away from becoming a Bearcat.
You can use the online confirmation form if:
The Uptown (main) campus requires a $100 non-refundable confirmation fee to secure admission. UC Blue Ash and Clermont College require a $50 non-refundable fee.
If you are paying by credit or debit card,
If you cannot pay by credit or debit card, please
Once you're confirmed as a UC student, you're entitled to all the privileges, benefits and services that UC students enjoy. Here are the basics. You'll learn more as you go along.
(on or after Jan. 1)
(on or after Feb. 1 / Priority Housing Date - May 1)
For students who are required (permanent residence is greater than 50 miles from Uptown campus) to live on campus their first year or those choosing to live on campus, you’ll need to apply for housing using the Housing and Food Services Web site.
Students who have earned credit through Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program, or a dual admission program, must send transcripts to UC to assist academic advisors in placing them in the correct courses. All final high school and/or college transcripts and credit documents must be submitted to UC for evaluation after the completion of these courses and prior to registering for classes at Orientation.
(registration begins in March)
Bearcat Bound Orientation is designed to assist you in making a successful academic and social transition into the University of Cincinnati community. During Orientation, you will also meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.
Note: Students must confirm their admission prior to registering for Orientation and Housing.