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Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

UC follows two types of admission plans: Early Action and Rolling.

  • Early Action is a non-binding plan that gives applicants priority consideration to our more competitive programs.  Additionally, students need to apply by the Early Action deadline to be considered for Honors and merit-based scholarships.
  • Rolling means that we accept applications on a space available basis.

Keep in mind, applying means more than just submitting the application for admission. Your application will not be considered complete until we have received all application materials.

Deadlines for Fall Freshman Admission

December 1 - Early Action (non-binding)

Freshman applicants that wish to be considered for the following programs must complete their application by the Early Action deadline (Late applications will not be reviewed):

  • Institutional merit-based scholarships including Cincinnatus and Darwin T. Turner
  • University Honors Program consideration

Additionally, it is recommended that students applying to the following colleges apply via Early Action (applications received after December 1 for these programs will be considered on a space-available basis):

  • College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
    • Musical Theatre applicants, due to capacity limitations, are encouraged to complete their application file by Nov. 1
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
    • Architecture
    • Fashion Design
    • Graphic Communication Design
    • Industrial Design
  • College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    • All programs except Fire Science (Distance Learning)

  • College of Nursing

March 1 - Rolling Deadline

Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Main Campus Deadlines

Fall Semester


  • Early Action Deadline:  Dec. 1 
  • Rolling Deadline:  March 1
  • Confirmation Deadline:  May 1
  • Classes begin: August 25
  • Rolling Deadline:  July 1
  • Confirmation Deadline: August 1
  • Classes begin: August 25

Spring Semester

Freshmen and Transfers: 

  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1
  • Confirmation Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Classes begin January 6

Summer Semester

Freshmen and Transfers: 

  • Application Deadline:  March 1
  • Confirmation Deadline:  April 1
  • Classes begin May 5