Waitlist Students

If you recently received a waitlist decision for your first choice major, we'd like to tell you more about what that means and the next steps in your admissions process. Please review your options below. 

Option 1: Remain on the waitlist for first choice major.

If you choose to remain on the waitlist, you could receive an offer to your first choice major any time between now and May 15. Until you receive an offer, you are not officially admitted to a program at UC and therefore, cannot take steps such as confirmation, orientation registration, and the housing application.

If you remain on the waitlist for your first choice major and are not offered admission to that program by May 15, you'll be notified of that decision and our staff will automatically review your application for one of your other major choices. Once you are either admitted to your first choice major or you are admitted to an alternative major, you can confirm your admission and proceed with your enrollment next steps.

Option 2: Decline the waitlist and be reviewed for your second or third major choice.

If you choose to be taken off the waitlist and reviewed for a second or third choice major, our staff will take another look at your application and determine what other program from your original list of choices you may be eligible for. Once you receive an offer of admission to one of those other majors, you can proceed with your enrollment next steps. However, it's important to think carefully about this choice because you will lose your spot on the waitlist for first choice major. 

Check your email for a link to choose from the options above.

No matter the option you choose, you will still be reviewed for scholarships. You will also have the opportunity to register for orientation and housing once you are admitted to a program and confirmed to University of Cincinnati. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Our admissions team is here to help! You can reach our office at admissions@uc.edu, 513-556-1100, or you can reach out directly to your admissions representative.