Admission Requirements for International Students

The Office of International Admissions works exclusively with undergraduate students who can be categorized into three main types:

Students who have not attended a college or university upon completion of secondary school are considered first-time freshman applicants. Learn more about your admission requirements.

Students who have attended a college or university upon completion of secondary school are considered transfer students. Learn more about your admission requirements and how your credits will transfer.

The University of Cincinnati is proud to offer two options for students who need further English-language training:

Other Student Types

The admissions process for postgraduate programs is run independently by each individual program. The Graduate School helps coordinate the application process for graduate students.

Get more information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students at Cincinnati.

Satellite Campuses

Located outside of the city of Cincinnati, UC's Blue Ash and Clermont campuses both offer smaller classes and lower tuition fees.

Fast Track Students

Learn more about the advantages of IB, AP, A-levels, GAC, and other Advanced Credit. All official transcripts and examination reports must be sent directly to UC International Admissions.

Test Codes

Test scores must be sent to UC directly from the testing agency. 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 testing agency's website.

  • ACT (code: 3340)
  • SAT (code: 1833)
  • TOEFL (code: 1833)