Accelerated College English Program

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Application Information


Application Deadline

Fall 2022: July 1, 2022


Application Requirements

  • ACE Program Application 
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • High School Transcripts
  • English Test

Material Requirements

  • High School Transcripts
    • Current classes and grades (grades if possible)
    • Previous 2 to 3 years of classes and grades (number of years depends on country). Refer to our transcript webpage to search for information listed by country.
    • A-Level or IB advanced credit if enrolled or completed

Transcripts are required to be in English. If they are not written in English, a certified English translation is required. 

  • English Test
    • Proof of English ability must be shown through a text accepted by International Admissions
    • Meet or exceed minimum test score requirements
Minimum English test score requirements for ACE Programs and direct admission.
Test ACE Program Direct Admission
ACT 15 English Composition 19 English Composition
Cambridge 165
Recommended exam: C1 Advanced
176 Minimum Score
Duolingo 80 Overall
80 Production
80 Conversation
100 overall
100 Production
100 Conversation
ELS 109 112
IELTS 5.0 Overall
5.0 Write
5.0 Speak
6.5 Overall
5.5 Sub score
6.0 Writing
6.0 Speaking
Pearson 40 53
SAT 430 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
TOEFL 55 Internet
15 Writing

79 Internet
15 Sub score
20 Writing
20 Speaking

213 Computer
550 Paper


Send Documents

Transcripts: Students can email unofficial transcripts or High School Administrators can email official transcripts to international.admissions@uc.edu. 

English Test: Students can email unofficial test score reports to international.admissions@uc.edu or request official score reports to be sent by the testing company to University of Cincinnati International Admissions.