International Transfer Student Admission Requirements

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Deadlines:

Architecture and all Design programs only accept transfer students for Fall Semester.  All application documents are due March 1.

For all other University of Cincinnati programs:

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall
August
July 1
Spring
January
November 1
Summer
May
March 1

1. Application and Application Fee 

Online application is preferred:  Apply Now!

Application Fee

All undergraduate applicants to the University of Cincinnati must submit an application fee in U.S. currency.  Payments may be done by credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover), check or money order made payable to the University of Cincinnati.

2. Transcripts/Coursework List 

Course-by-course evaluations of all university transcripts by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluators, such as World Education Services are required. Please have the evaluator send UC both the course-by-course evaluation and the original, official university transcripts.

Prospective transfer students with less than one year of university coursework -- 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) -- will also need to submit high school transcripts.

3. Proof of English Ability 

All prospective international students must prove their English abilityby completing ONE of the following requirements.

Fall 2013 Requirements. Spring/Summer 2013 applicants, contact us for your program's English requirements.

College SAT ACT IELTS TOEFL ELS
University Minimums
Programs not listed below

480 20 6.0
66 Internet ELS 112
Engineering & Applied Science
"Technology" and "Management" Programs
480 20 6.0
66 Internet ELS 112
Engineering & Applied Science
"Engineering" Programs
480 20 6.5 79 Internet
(min 20 in speaking)
ELS 112
Business 480 20 6.5 79 Internet
ELS 112
Design, Architecture, Art & Planning* (DAAP) 480 20 6.5 79 Internet
(min 20 in speaking)
ELS 112

*Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Communication Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design program applicants must take either the SAT or ACT

Conditional Admission

If you require full-time, intensive English preparation before entering the university the ELS - Cincinnati Language Center and UC work collaboratively to issue Conditional Letters of Admission to many undergraduate programs.

English Language Requirement Exemptions

All prospective international students must provide proof of their English skills.  There are only three conditions for being exempt from taking a standardized test to demonstrate your English proficiency:

  1. You have taken a full year of high school or university-level coursework in the U.S. This must be shown on your transcripts.
  2. You have earned a passing score on the O-Level Exam (GSE)
  3. You are from one of the following countries:
    • Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Bermuda,
    • Canada (not Quebec), Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada,
    • Irish Republic, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia,
    • St. Vincent & Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands

4. Proof of Math Ability 

Transfer students with less than one year of university coursework -- 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) -- may be required to complete the Mathematics Proficiency Requirement through one of the following tests: