High School Students

Students near Steger Student Life Center.

Hey future Bearcats! This page will be your go-to spot for everything you’ll need to successfully apply to the University of Cincinnati.

It’s important to know all of the pieces of your UC application and our timeline for admission. Explore some of the links below to learn more about how to successfully apply to become a part of the Bearcat Family!

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Our staff is here to help, and you have an admissions counselor specifically devoted to helping YOU! Get in touch with your admissions counselor today!

Visit UC...

...from wherever you are 

We’ll be offering virtual visits year-round. Register for a virtual visit or check out our virtual tour.

...in person

Whenever possible, we'll be welcoming students to campus. Register for an upcoming visit.

Application Process

Common Application

Complete UC's fall 2024 application using the Common Application.

Application Process and Timeline 

It’s important to know all of the pieces of your UC application and our timeline for admission. 

Test Optional  

We recognize that changes to test availability and testing environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic left many students with inequitable access to standardized tests. UC was proud to offer test-optional admission to students applying for the fall 2022 term and will continue the two-year pilot for applicants for fall 2023 to ensure equitable opportunity for admission. For more information, check out our FAQ web page.

Early Action   

Our Early Action Deadline is a non-binding deadline that allows students to be granted consideration for all UC scholarships, the University Honors Program, and our most competitive academic colleges listed below: 

  • College of Nursing 
  • College of Medicine 
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 
  • College-Conservatory of Music 
  • Lindner College of Business 

Finding Your Fit 

There’s a lot that goes into the process of choosing a college, even beyond the visit or the application. Here are some other resources that may be important to you as you're deciding where to start your college journey.

Student Experience 

From living on campus, to getting involved in student organizations, or exploring your future career through co-op or research, you will never be bored at UC. See what campus life is like and everything that makes up the Bearcat experience.

Choosing a Major

Take a look at our Undergraduate Program Finder to explore over 350 academic programs offered at UC. Find your major today.

Financing Your College Degree

Understanding your financial situation is an important step in the process of applying to colleges. The links below will help you understand all the resources you have available to help fund your education.

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