Admitted & Prospective Students

Visit and Event Cancellations

To remain in compliance with university policy and state mandates, the Office of Admissions has canceled all large-scale admissions events until at least May 31. 

These cancellations include events such as our Open House and Admitted Bearcat Days.

Admission Deadlines

The confirmation deadline for first-year students intending to enroll for the fall 2020 semester has been moved to June 1. However, those wishing to confirm admission into the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) for the fall 2020 semester must still do so by May 1. For more important updates regarding this start-term, visit our admitted first-year student information web page.

The confirmation deadline for transfer students intending to enroll for the summer 2020 term was April 15. For students intending to enroll for the summer 2020 term in the following online programs, the confirmation deadline has been moved to May 1: Accounting Technology, Applied Administration, Business Information Technology, Cancer Registry Management, Criminal Justice, Health Information Systems, Medical Biller/Coder, RN-BSN, Social Work, and Substance Abuse Counseling.   

No determinations have been made yet on updated application or confirmation deadlines for other students or desired entry terms. Please check back here for updates as determinations are made.

Admitted & Prospective Student FAQ

To remain in compliance with university policy and state mandates, the Office of Admissions has canceled all large-scale admissions events until May 31 and daily visits through April 10.

If you have a visit scheduled between April 13 and May 31, we will be in touch about any cancellations that impact your visit.

Additionally, the Office of Admissions will reach out to students scheduled for an upcoming tour to share additional information about how to engage with us online. 

Visit our new Virtual Visit webpage to see our virtual tour and register for an online presentation from the Office of Admissions or your academic college of choice. 

Yes. If you aren't able to come to campus for an in-person visit, the Virtual Tour Experience is a great way to see campus from the perspective of a current Bearcat. Stroll through campus and learn about what makes the University of Cincinnati such a special place.

Additionally, the Office of Admissions will reach out to students scheduled for an upcoming tour to share additional information about how to engage with us online.

We are closely monitoring developments related to testing centers across the country and their ability to proctor these standardized tests. 

Currently, we are looking into how this will impact our admission process for future years. We will notify students of any changes to the admission process if they are made.

Spring 2020 AP exams will be accepted for college credit using the current standards set for these exams. Please use the document shared by our Office of Advising and Academic Services for further information.

Transcripts can be sent through online systems such as the Common Application, Naviance, and Parchment 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, 45209

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

We look forward to welcoming you this coming fall. There are a lot of unknowns and questions we can’t answer currently. What we can tell is that to date, the University of Cincinnati does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, but we have canceled in-person classes for the remainder of spring semester 2020 as a pre-caution. Our hope is to begin the fall semester with traditional (face-to-face) classes.

Unfortunately, there are embassy/consulate closures and other travel restrictions in place that might make it difficult to obtain visas and plan your arrival in Cincinnati. As of March 19, 2020 embassies and consulates in China and India are closed for visa appointments and over 30 countries have travel restrictions or prohibitions on entry in place. Things will change quickly in the coming months so paying close attention to the situation will be important so you can act quickly when visa appointments become available. We are still processing I-20’s and DS-2019’s. It will be important to have your I-20 or DS-2019 in hand when embassies/consulates reopen. As such, please continue to complete the pre-arrival checklist for UC International Services at https://ibearcatsglobal.uc.edu (please use the Limited iStart Services link to login) to complete the processes necessary to be issued your I-20 or DS-2019.

In addition, we are trying to be as proactive as possible and we are developing alternative learning plans if students are not able to travel from specific parts of the world. We will share details about those plans with you in the coming months. Please rest assured that the UC community is doing everything possible to remain ahead of this unprecedented situation. We want you to know that we will make every effort to keep you updated as decisions are made.

During this time, we very much appreciate your patience and understanding. Please continue to visit our website over the coming days and weeks; however, if you have a question about your I-20, visa or arrival in Cincinnati that requires immediate attention, please contact international.students@uc.edu. If you are an undergraduate student and have questions about your admission or academic program please contact international.admissions@uc.edu. Graduate students with questions about your admission or academic program should be contact your admitting department.

If you have additional questions, please contact our Office of Admissions at admissions@uc.edu.