Admission Requirements for International Students

University of Cincinnati's International Admissions staff assist undergraduate students through the process of applying and coming to Cincinnati. We also provide assistance to high school counselors, international agents, and community members who support students from around the world.

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First-Year Students

First-year applicants (sometimes referred to as freshman) are students who have completed high school and have not earned college course credit since graduating. 


Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are students who have earned college course credit after graduating high school/secondary school. You are welcome to transfer to UC at any point in time to continue your degree with us.


Accelerated College English Program

UC's Accelerated College English (ACE) Program is for students who need to strengthen English language proficiency during the first year by taking both English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and degree program courses. 


Conditional Admission

Conditional Admission is for students who meet academic coursework requirements to be admitted, but need to improve English language proficiency before beginning a degree program. 


Other Student Types

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Sending Documents and Test Scores

Send your documents in the mail, via email to your Admissions Counselor or via email to our general email account: international.admissions@uc.edu

Our Mailing Address:

University of Cincinnati
International Admissions
2618 McMicken Circle
University Pavilion, Suite 430
PO Box 210123
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0123

Official test scores must be sent to UC directly from the testing agency. You may select UC as a recipient of your scores by using the codes below when you register for an exam, or you may send scores directly from the testing agency's website.

  • ACT (code: 3340)
  • SAT (code: 1833)
  • TOEFL (code: 1833)
  • We also accept Duolingo (DET) and IELTS for proof of English scores for select majors. See requirements for first-year and transfer students above.