Admitted Student Resources

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Cincinnati! Here you will find important information that's relevant to freshman and transfer international admitted students.   

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Next Steps

To accept your admission to the University of Cincinnati, you must confirm.

International students are required to submit documents showing their financial support to receive an I-20. UC International Services Office will be emailing I-20 because of mailing services interruptions happening throughout the world. 

Students living 80.5 km or 50 miles from the University of Cincinnati Uptown Campus are required to live on campus for the freshman year only. 
  • The deadline to be guaranteed housing has passed. 
  • Please complet the Housing Waitlist form to be considered for a room.
Room Selection Timeline Information
Activity Dates
Room selection date notification emails will begin going out to each student's UC email address.  May 28, 2020
Living Learning Community (LLC) room selection begins.  June 4, 2020
Room selection begins for students who don't have the option to live in a LLC room. 
(The date to select a room is based on the order a housing app was received.)
June 11 - June 30, 2020
Students who don't select a room on their assigned date will be automatically placed in a room by the Housing Office.  July 7, 2020
The option to change rooms ends.  July 31, 2020
Last day of assigning rooms.  July 31, 2020

Admission offers are contingent upon successful completion of high school coursework. Students must submit an official, final high school transcript to verify graduation. We encourage students to submit this prior to scheduling courses with their academic advisor this summer. If a final high school transcript is not submitted by the time the fall semester begins, a student’s scholarship awards will not be made available and they may be removed from the courses they enrolled in.

For reporting final A-level or IB transcripts, please see our page. To learn more about how your advanced credit may apply to your degree, visit the Office of Advising and Academic Services website.

If your high school cannot submit a final transcript with grades because your examinations were delayed or canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic, certain exceptions to this policy can be made by contacting with an explanation. 

The Math Placement Test (MPT) is carefully designed by UC Math Faculty to assess math ability and correctly place students into a UC math course. All students are required to take the Math Placement Test unless majoring in a performance major within the College-Conservatory of Music, otherwise you should complete the MPT prior to meeting with your advisor.

If you completed the MPT for your application and scholarship review, you will need to take the test again. It's important that your advisor knows your current math ability. If the score earned from the first test is higher, you may request this score be used for class placement by emailing

All freshman students are required to attend Bearcats Bound Orientation (BBO). 

Transfer students are not required to attend BBO because the colleges organize transfer student orientation differently than freshman student orientation. Please refer to the confirmed student webpage to learn what you need to do next.

UC Offices

UC International Services Office

The UC International staff help freshman and transfer students navigate their life in America by issuing Certificate of Eligibility: I-20 or DS-2019, maintaining their visa status, finding opportunities for work, assisting with paying their taxes, and more. 


Housing Office

As you are aware, the nature of the COVID-19 virus is dynamic and changes daily. The university continues to monitor this situation and the potential impact on the university community’s daily lives. At this time, there are no changes to the fall 2020 housing application process.


Orientation Office

We are excited to welcome all freshman to the University of Cincinnati. In response to the current COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, all Bearcats Bound Orientation events will be hosted online. 


One Stop Student Service Center

The One Stop Office provides information and answers to your questions related to billing, registration, student records, financial aid, and more. 

Meet with the Uptown One Stop Student Service Center virtually! 
To join us, simply select Webex Virtual One Stop- Uptown Campus where you will be connected to a One Stop staff member. New to WebEx? View this WebEx Participant Guide.

Available Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST


Center for Pathways Advising

Now that you've been admitted as a transfer student, your new college will communicate with you to schedule orientation and registering for your first semester classes. Please refer to the confirmed student webpage to learn details about what to do next.


Parent & Family Programs Office

Parent & Family Programs provides families with information about student services and resources, campus engagement opportunities, and a dedicated place to receive support in helping their students successfully navigate the UC experience.