Admitted and 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.

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 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.

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