Admission to the University of Cincinnati is selective. Freshman applications receive a comprehensive review in which both academic and non-academic factors are considered in determining admissibility to our academic programs.
4 units of English
3 units of math (4 is highly recommended)
3 units of science
3 units of social studies
5 units of electives*
*Electives can include any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or additional core courses not required.
Preference may be given for completion of foreign language (2 units of the same language) or additional core courses (English, math, science, social studies) not otherwise required for graduation.
Note: 1 unit is defined as the equivalent to one full year of course instruction.
Admission to UC as a transfer student varies greatly by academic program. Official transcripts from each previously attended institution must be received prior to the application deadline for credential review and evaluation of transferrable credit. For more information about transferring to UC, please visit the Transfer Student Information Page.
Both of UC’s regional campuses maintain an open access admission policy. Students admitted to either campus must show proof of high school graduation or successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) exam. Submission of standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) is not required. Transfer students must also supply official transcripts from each previously attended institution. More information about each campus can be found on the UC Blue Ash and Clermont College websites.