High School Counselors

High School Counselor Fly-in group photo 2018

As high school counselors, we know you are busy working to serve your students. We are here to do the same and are excited to collaborate in helping your students find their best-fit institution. We hope that you will find the counselor resources below useful while guiding students in their application and decision process at the University of Cincinnati.

Join us for the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) 2022 Articulation hosted at the University of Cincinnati September 14! Register today.

In celebration of applications opening for Fall 2023, the University of Cincinnati is waiving the application fee for all undergraduate students that submit their application on Monday, August 1st. 


The University of Cincinnati does accept Common Applications, while the admission process varies by program and campus. As part of the first-year application process, we do encourage a letter of recommendation or a counselor report.

As you help your students complete their college applications, please refer to our Application Information and Checklist to ensure they are on the right track

Our admissions staff members look forward to meeting you in person but until then, find out who the admissions representative is for your region or high school

Important Dates

Early Action Scholarship Deadline: December 1

Fall Application Deadline: July 1

Spring Application Deadline: November 1

Summer Application Deadline: March 1

Important Codes for the University of Cincinnati

Please be advised, the University of Cincinnati is offering test-optional admission to students applying for the fall 2022 term. An SAT or ACT score will not be required for applicants who wish to be considered for the upcoming academic year. Please visit the test-optional web page for more information.

ACT (optional): 3340

SAT (optional): 1833

FAFSA: 003125

Explore Our Campus

Come and see why UC has been named Most Beautiful College Campuses (Forbes). The University of Cincinnati offers group and self-guided in-person tours, as well as virtual tours.

We greatly appreciate the opportunity to host groups of high school students. If you are interested in bringing a class or other group of students to campus, please look into scheduling a Group Tour.

Accessibility Resources for Incoming Students

We recognize that you may be working with students who will require accesibility resources to be successful at UC. As such, the Office of Accessibility Resources is in place to support students who need accommodations.

Please visit our Accessibility Resources for Incoming Students web page to learn more about the services that are offered and how students can register for these accomodations. 

Additional Counselor Resources

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