COVID-19 Impact on UC Admissions

All UC Office of Admissions-specific information about COVID-19 will continue to be posted here.

For university-wide updates regarding University of Cincinnati’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 website or call 513-556-7200.

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Admissions Processes


The confirmation deadline for first-year students intending to enroll for the fall 2020 semester has been moved to June 1. However, those wishing to confirm admission into the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) for the fall 2020 semester must still do so by May 1. For more important updates regarding this start-term, visit our admitted first-year student information web page.

No determinations have been made yet on updated application or confirmation deadlines for other students or desired entry terms. Please check back here for updates as determinations are made.

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ACT and SAT Testing

UC has chosen to make test scores optional for students applying to most programs for the fall 2021 and fall 2022 terms to ensure equitable opportunity for admission. An SAT or ACT score will not be required for applicants who wish to be considered for these upcoming semesters. This is a direct response to changes in standardized testing access and testing environments. Learn more about UC's Test-Optional policy. >>

AP/IB/CLEP/A-Level Testing and Advanced Credit

UC recognizes the effort that students have already applied in these challenging courses and will continue to award credit for AP/IB/CLEP/A-Level examinations per the recommendation of the Ohio Department of Education (ODHE) as well as the respective testing agencies. Learn more at the credit evaluation web page.

Dual enrollment credit (from programs such as CCP) will continue to be accepted where an equivalency exists regardless of whether a student is bringing a letter grade or a “P” grade as part of a Pass/Fail approach to grading.

Pass/Fail Grades and Transferability to UC

UC has always accepted “P”/Pass grades from any institution and credit will continue to be awarded for these courses. Learn more at the credit evaluation web page.

Submitting Transcripts for Application Consideration

Transcripts can be sent through online systems such as the Common Application, Naviance, and Parchment to the University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Office of Admissions. This is the preferred method. These transcripts must be official copies of the student's record.

Transcripts can mailed to the Office of Admissions at the address below. These transcripts must be the official copies of the student's record.

University of Cincinnati, Office of Admissions

PO Box 210091

Cincinnati, OH, 45221

We are currently unable to accept transcripts in person or dropped off at the Office of Admissions. 

Visit and Event Cancellations

To remain in compliance with university policy and state mandates, the Office of Admissions has canceled all in-person visits for the remainder of the spring semester.

These cancellations include events such as our Open House and Admitted Bearcat Days.

Visit our new Virtual Visit webpage to see our virtual tour and register for an online presentation from the Office of Admissions or your academic college of choice.