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We can't wait to welcome you into the Bearcat family! Please read the instructions carefully and select the appropriate application; your educational history and goals will determine which application is right for you. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions.  


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 submit applications for multiple Cincinnati campuses. If you are unsure which campus to choose, please contact the Office of Admissions for assistance.   

  • University of Cincinnati (main campus)
  • University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (regional campus) 
  • University of Cincinnati Clermont College (regional campus)

Closed Programs: Some majors have closed for the fall 2020 semester. See an up-to-date list at admissions.uc.edu/apply/closed-programs.

International Pathway Program Application

The International Pathway Program is designed for students who are thinking of studying at the University of Cincinnati but their English skills are not strong enough for direct admissions. The International Pathway Program is a two semester program (one academic year) that provides English as a Second Language courses while also taking major-based classes that will count as credit towards their degree. After successfully completing the International Pathway Program, students are guaranteed full admission into their selected major.

استمارة برنامج البوابة الدولية في جامعة كلية, Hồ Sơ Cho Chương Trình Pathway, 国际衔接课程申请

International Conditional Application

The University of Cincinnati offers students conditional admission in order to study the English language at our on-campus English Language Center (ELS) prior to taking UC classes. The Cincinnati ELS Language Center is located directly on the University of Cincinnati’s Main Campus. Students can easily transition to UC after completion.

القبول المشروط في أي كلية, Hồ Sơ Đăng Ký Có Điều Kiện Cho Sinh Viên Quốc Tế, 国际条件性申请


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.

Closed Programs: Some majors have closed for the fall 2020 semester. See an up-to-date list at admissions.uc.edu/apply/closed-programs.


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.


RN to BSN

Students seeking admission to the online RN to BSN program offered through The College of Nursing apply through The Centralized Application for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS) and add The University of Cincinnati designation. Please visit the nursing admissions web page for more information about deadlines and admission requirements.


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 the Transfer & Transition 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