Admitted Students

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Cue the confetti! Congratulations on your admission, we are thrilled to have you join the Bearcats community. Use this page as a resource as you complete the appropriate next steps to prepare for your first semester on Cincinnati’s campus. It’s a great day to be a Bearcat!

Confirmation Deadline Extension

University of Cincinnati has extended the Fall 2024 confirmation deadline from May 1, 2024 to June 1, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST to accommodate U.S. Department of Education processing delays impacting Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information being provided to colleges and universities across the country. First-year students who have been admitted to UC’s Uptown campus for the Fall 2024 term will have until June 1, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST to confirm their admission.

If you are ready to commit to Cincinnati, confirm your admission by visiting and paying the confirmation deposit. After confirming admission, you can complete important next steps such as applying for housing and registering for orientation. 

Next Steps

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati community! Please find below next steps for both first-year and transfer students. To officially become a bearcat, begin by confirming your admission! 

Journey Down the Drive

You've confirmed your admission and now its time to stay informed about your next steps from now until the first day of classes! To support you in completing your enrollment, UC will be hosting a virtual event series, Journey Down the Drive, to provide you and your family timely updates regarding important next steps. 

Journey Down the Drive: Pit Stop #1| May 15
Learn more about Bearcats Bound Orientation, University Housing and Meal Plans, Parking, Transportation, and FAFSA and Financial Aid Updates. 

To access the Pit Stop #1 recording, please use the password required: #i3M51b6.

Journey Down the Drive: Pit Stop #2| July 9
Learn more about Bearcats Bound Orientation, Course Registration, Parking Services, Money Management, University Housing and Dining, Immunizations, and Accessibility Resources.

To access the Pit Stop #2 recording, please use the password required: W^2Z8Q6P.

Visit UC

The Office of Admissions offers admitted students the opportunity to connect with Cincinnati to learn about life as a Bearcat! Please review admitted student event offerings for each of our campus locations using the buttons below!

Additional Information

  • As you prepare for your first semester, learn more about when and how you will be granted access to student accounts such as the Bearcat Portal and your University of Cincinnati student email.
  • Show your Bearcat Pride with these free downloadable swag images and cutouts.