Your educational history and goals will determine which application is right for you. Please read the instructions carefully and select the appropriate application. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions.  

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First-year Applicants

A first-year applicant is a student who is entering college directly from high school and/or has never attended a community college or university since graduating from high school.

The University of Cincinnati is comprised of three campuses that offer different programs. When applying on the Common Application, please be certain to search and select the correct campus on your Common App. Please do not sumbit applications for multiple Cincinnati campuses. If you are unsure which campus to choose, please contact the Office of Admissions for assistance.   

  • University of Cincinnati 
  • University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash and Clermont College

International Conditional, First-year Application (القبول المشروط, Nhập học có điều kiện, 有条件录取)

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Transfer Applicants

Students who have earned a high school diploma or GED and have attended another college or university since earning their high school credentials and are now seeking admission to a University of Cincinnati degree program

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Early Childhood Education Online

Students seeking admission to the Associate or Bachelor degree program offered online through the College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

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Students seeking admission to the online RN to BSN program offered through The College of Nursing for Summer 2020 and beyond apply through The Centralized Application for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS) and add The University of Cincinnati designation. Students applying for Spring 2020 apply through the UC Transfer application

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Other Admissions Circumstances

Transition Students

If you are currently enrolled in a University of Cincinnati college and wish to apply for admission to a program in a different University of Cincinnati college, you are considered a transition student and should work with Pathways Advising Center to complete the transition process.

Readmission Application

If you have attended the University of Cincinnati before and would like to attend again and have not attended any other institutions between your time at Cincinnati and now, you should complete the Application for Readmission.

Non-degree Seeking Students

If you would like to take classes but not earn a degree, you should complete the Basic Data Form.

Graduate Students

If you are seeking admission to one of the University of Cincinnati's graduate programs, please visit The Graduate School website for more information.

College Credit Plus (CCP)

If you are a current high school student wishing to take classes at the University of Cincinnati as part of the College Credit Plus program, please visit the College Credit Plus website.

Transition and Access Program (TAP)

If you are a student interested in an inclusive college education, have an intellectual or developmental disability, and are seeking admission to a CTP certificate program to continue your academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment please visit the TAP website for more information