The Common Application
Students who have graduated from high school but have yet to attend a college or university should apply using The Common Application. The Common Application will open on August 1 of your senior year of high school.
The University of Cincinnati's early action deadline is December 1. You must meet this deadline in order to be eligible to receive full consideration for merit-based scholarships, the University Honors Program, and several academic programs.
A $50 application fee (non-refundable) is required and must be paid online via The Common Application. Students eligible for a fee waiver may submit the ACT, SAT, or NACAC Fee Waiver. Your school counselor must verify your eligibility via The Common Application or Cincinnati's Admissions Office.
High School Transcripts
In addition to your Common Application, we will need official copies of your high school transcript. You must request your transcript from your school counselor. The university cannot request it on your behalf. Your counselor will be getting a lot of requests from students for transcripts so don't wait until the last minute!
Transcripts should be sent to:
University of Cincinnati
Office of Admissions
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091
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 the University of Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati for evaluation after the completion of these courses and prior to registering for classes at Orientation. The University of Cincinnati cannot request these documents on your behalf.
The University of Cincinnati accepts both SAT and ACT scores for admission consideration. Test scores must be sent to Cincinnati directly from the testing agency (test scores are not accepted from the high school transcript). You may select the University of Cincinnati 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.
- ACT (code: 3340)
PO Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52240
- SAT (code: 1833)
College Entrance Exam Board
Princeton, NJ 08540
If you graduated from high school more than one year before admission, or if you will attend one of Cincinnati's open admission colleges (Clermont College or UC Blue Ash College) the test is recommended but usually not required.
The University of Cincinnati does not require the writing section of either standardized test.
Letter of Recommendation or Counselor Report
We highly encourage students submit both a Common Application School Report or a letter of recommendation however either one will fulfill this requirement.