Admission Requirements for International Transfer Students

Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Summer Semester: March 1

Send all documents using a tracking number, so you can follow the delivery of your materials:

University of Cincinnati
International Admissions
2618 McMicken Circle
University Pavilion, Suite 430
PO Box 210123
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0123
USA

All documents must also come with a professional, certified English translation, if needed. Notarized/certified copies of original documents are considered official

A student will be reviewed for admission once all of the following are received by the Office of International Admissions:

All undergraduate applicants must apply online including the $100 application fee. Payments may be done by credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover), check or money order made payable to the University of Cincinnati.

Transferring from a university OUTSIDE the USA

Course-by-course evaluations of all university transcripts by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluators, such as International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) are required. Please have the evaluator send both the course-by-course evaluation and the original, official university transcripts.

An additional service called the Transfer Evaluation Tool is available through ICD for an extra fee. The tool provides a detailed course equivalency guide of your international credit to UC academic advisors. This service is not required for admission purposes but may allow for faster and more accurate international credit transfer towards your desired degree program at the University of Cincinnati.

Transferring from a university INSIDE the USA
Request your transcripts from your current university. Mail the sealed transcript to UC.

Students with less than 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter credit hours)
Original high school transcripts and proof of graduation (i.e. diploma or graduation certificate) are required in addition to university credentials.

Students transferring from INSIDE the USA
Not required if transcripts show 24 semester credit hours or more of degree-seeking credit (not English as a second language) and if the student has earned a C- or higher in Freshman English Composition (UC equivalent course: ENGL1001). Students with less than 24 semester hours must pass one of the tests listed below in the "Students transferring from OUTSIDE the USA" section.

Students transferring from OUTSIDE the USA

English language requirements vary by academic college. You can find your academic college by searching for your program here

Proof of English Ability Requirements by Academic College
College ACT ELS IELTS PTE SAT TOEFL
College of Arts & Science 20 English 112 Graduation 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section 46 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services 20 English 112 Graduation 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section 46 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Engineering 20 English 112 Graduation 6.5 Overall minimum of 6.0 on speaking, minimum 5.5 on each section 53 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 79 iBT minimum of 20 on speaking, minimum of 15 on each section
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Technology 20 English 112 Graduation 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section 46 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section
Lindner College of Business 20 English 112 Graduation 6.5 Overall minimum 5.5 on each section 53 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 79 iBT minimum of 15 on each section
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 20 English 112 Graduation 6.5 Overall minimum of 6.0 on speaking, minimum 5.5 on each section 53 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 79 iBT minimum of 15 on each section
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning - Design & Architecture 20 English 112 Graduation 6.5 Overall minimum 5.5 on each section 53 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 79 iBT minimum of 20 on speaking, minimum of 15 on each section
College of Medicine 20 English 112 Graduation - - 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing -
College of Nursing 20 English 112 Graduation 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section 46 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing -
College of Allied Health 20 English 112 Graduation 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section 46 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section
Blue Ash College 20 English 112 Graduation 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section 46 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section
Clermont College 20 English 112 Graduation 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section 46 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section

English Language Requirement Exemptions

There are four conditions for being exempt from taking a standardized test to demonstrate your English proficiency.

Note: Those exempt from the English Language Requirement must fulfill the Proof of Math Ability.

Only required to be reviewed for the UC Global Scholarship or students transferring from OUTSIDE the USA with less than 30 semester hours of university credit.

Math ability requirements vary by academic college. You can find your academic college by searching for your program here.

The Proof of Math Ability requirement may be satisfied by submitting scores from any of the following exams:

Proof of Math Ability Requirements by Academic College
College ACT MPT SAT
College of Arts & Science 22 420 550
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services 26 430 610
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 29 750 660
Lindner College of Business 24 500 570
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 23 500 560
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning - Design & Architecture 29 700 660
College of Allied Health - Health Sciences 23 500 560
College of Allied Health - all other majors 22 430 540
Blue Ash College - - -
Clermont College - - -