Conditional Admission

The University of Cincinnati is proud to offer conditional admission to students who meet academic coursework requirements, but need English language training. Conditional admission enrollment is a two-step process.

All application materials must be submitted before the deadline date in order for an application to be reviewed. While UC International Admissions will work with applications submitted after the deadline, review for specific programs and start terms is not guaranteed.

Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: March 1
  • Spring Semester: August 1
  • Summer Semester: October 1

Before You Apply: Program Offerings

Conditional Letters of Admission (CLAs) are limited to certain programs and terms. Before applying, be sure that your program is available. 

In the following chart, "x" indicates programs that offer conditional admission.

Colleges Offering Conditional Admission
Academic College Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Allied Health X
X X
Arts & Science X
X X
CECH X
X X
Engineering &
Applied Science
*
X X X
Business X
X  
CCM X
   
DAAP** X    

* CLA applicants for Engineering & Applied Science must achieve a passing score of 750 on the UC Math Placement Test.
* CLAs are not offered for Aerospace, Biomedical, Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology programs.

** CLAs are not offered for Architecture, Fashion Design, Communication Design, Industrial Design, or Interior Design programs.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply Online for Conditional Admission

Attending university for the first time

Online Application

All undergraduate applicants must apply online including the $100 application fee. Payments may be done by credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover), check or money order made payable to the University of Cincinnati.

Transcripts

We must receive official transcripts showing the current year’s subjects and the previous 3 years’ subjects. Transcripts should include a certified English translation, if needed. 

Send all documents using a tracking number, so you can follow the delivery of your materials:

University of Cincinnati
International Admissions
2618 McMicken Circle
PO Box 210123
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091

Attended a university outside of the USA

Online Application

All undergraduate applicants must apply online including the $100 application fee. Payments may be done by credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover), check, or money order made payable to the University of Cincinnati.

Transcripts

Transferring from a university OUTSIDE the USA
Course-by-course evaluations of all university transcripts by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluators, such as World Education Services are required. Please have the evaluator send UC both the course-by-course evaluation and the original, official university transcripts.

Transferring from a university INSIDE the USA
Request your transcripts from your current university. Mail the sealed transcript to UC.

Students with less than 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter credit hours)
Original high school transcripts and proof of graduation (i.e. diploma or graduation certificate) are required in addition to university credentials.

Send all documents using a tracking number, so you can follow the delivery of your materials:

UC International Admissions
47 West Corry Boulevard
Edwards One Building, Suite 5150
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0123
USA

Step 2: Apply to ELS, UC’s English Language Partner

For over 50 years ELS Language Centers (ELS) has helped hundreds of thousands of students from over 140 countries around the world learn English. The Cincinnati ELS Language Center is located directly on the University of Cincinnati’s Main Campus. Students receive weekly visits from UC Admissions to help students transition from ELS to UC. To enroll, visit the Cincinnati ELS Language Center Website or call (513) 556-4034.