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Admission to University Honors: Transfer Students

The transfer admission process is for students who are transferring to UC and wish to apply to the University Honors Program. If you are a current UC student and wish to apply to the University Honors Program you must apply through the transition process.

Applications from students who are transferring to UC are accepted year-round. Transfer students must apply to the UHP during the same time that they are applying for admission to the university. Transfer students should apply to the UHP at least a full semester ahead.

Students must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.2 or above and have earned at least 24 hours of college credit in order to be considered for admission to the University Honors Program.

Admission is very competitive. Meeting the above listed minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission to the University Honors Program.

The application process has four steps:

  1. Complete the online application for transfer students. 
  2. Submit a transcript of your work from your current college or university and any previous colleges or universities. Transcripts should be mailed to the University Honors Program at the address below. 
  3. Submit a resume with a listing of your  campus and community engagements to Please include all of your co-curricular involvement / experiences (including any experiences involving leadership, invididual / team activities, competitive events, study abroad, etc.), as well as any work history. Knowing what you have engaged in so far is very important in our selection process. The resume does not need to be limited to one page, it can be longer if necessary. 
  4. letter of recommendation is required. It preferred that it come from a faculty member who has had you in class. The letter should be submitted to Neil Choudhury via mail, email or fax (please see our address and fax number below). It can be submitted directly to us by the faculty member.
    University Honors Program
    P.O. Box 210007
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0007
    Fax: 513-556-2890

If you are admitted to the University Honors Program, you will meet with the honors academic advisor to learn about program expectations and opportunities.


Contact us at or 513-556-6254.