Application Information

As you complete the transfer application process, it will be important to pay attention to deadlines and stay organized. The information provided will help you keep track of everything you need to do to apply to the University of Cincinnati. If you have questions about your specific application or process, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page.

  • $50 non-refundable application fee (or fee waiver) or $100 for international students (no fee waiver)
  • Official college or university transcripts from previous institutions (requested by the student)
  • High School Transcripts - This requirement applies if you have completed fewer than 24 college credits after graduating from high school. 
    *International students $100 (or fee waiver)

Uptown Campus, Transfer Deadlines

Fall Semester*

July 1 - Application Deadline

August 1 - Confirmation Deadline

Spring Semester

November 1 - Application Deadline

December 1 - Confirmation Deadline

Summer Semester

March 1 - Application Deadline

April 1 - Confirmation Deadline

*The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) programs have a March 1 application deadline and June 1 confirmation deadline for fall semester. Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis. Applicants to Architecture, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design are pooled and reviewed, and decisions are typically made in April and May. Applications to all other DAAP programs are reviewed on a rolling admission basis.

*The College-Conservatory of Music programs have a December 1 application deadline and May 1 confirmation deadline for fall semester. Generally, applications are not accepted for spring semester, unless an applicant is applying for consideration for either the BA Music or Electronic Media programs. Submission of pre-screening materials and audition/interview are required for all applicants. Admissions decisions are typically made in February for fall semester applicants. 

Submitting Transcripts for Application Consideration

Transcripts can be sent through online systems such as Parchment or eScrip-Safe to the University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Office of Admissions. This is the preferred method. These transcripts must be official copies of the student's record.

Transcripts can mailed to the Office of Admissions at the address below. These transcripts must be the official copies of the student's record.

University of Cincinnati, Office of Admissions

PO Box 210091

Cincinnati, OH, 45221

We are currently unable to accept transcripts in person or dropped off at the Office of Admissions. 

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