Admission

FAQs for Admission

FAQs for Admissions

After reviewing these answers if you have additional questions, please let us help you.   Email us and an admission representative will reply via email as soon as possible within normal business hours (Monday through Friday). You can also call the Office of Admission at (513) 861-7700.  We are happy to help.

About Cincinnati State

Is Cincinnati State accredited?

Yes. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Among other important benefits, this accreditation allows for transfer of credit to colleges/universities you may consider to complete the next level of your education.

What is the academic calendar at Cincinnati State?

The Cincinnati State schedule offers three 15 week semesters per calendar year. Students can complete most technical degrees in two years if they attend classes all three semesters each year, including the summer semester. In addition, the schedule offers a variety of shorter time frames such as Mid Mesters (approximately 10 weeks), 7-Week and 5-Week sessions.


Do other colleges and universities accept Cincinnati State credits?

For almost all Cincinnati State degree programs, credits are designed to easily transfer to most four-year colleges and universities in the area if students choose to continue studies after graduating from Cincinnati State. So a student can begin studies at Cincinnati State, and easily transfer as a junior to another college or university.  


The Ohio Department of Higher Education  makes it easy for students at one Ohio public college or university to transfer credit to another. This is achieved primarily through the transfer module, a subset or entire set of a college or university’s general education curriculum in AA, AS, and baccalaureate degree programs. Transfer Module course(s) or the full module completed at Cincinnati State will automatically meet the requirements of individual Transfer Module course(s) or the full Transfer Module at another Ohio college or university once the student is admitted. Students may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements at the institution to which they transfer.

If I attend Cincinnati State, can I live on campus?

Cincinnati State does not own or manage any residence halls. There are apartments in the area that students can rent. We are conveniently located off the I-75 Hopple Street exit, and are on Metro bus lines.

How can I work and attend college at the same time?

Cincinnati State offers most classes mornings, afternoons, evenings, and even on Saturdays to help make going to College a realistic addition to your schedule. The College also offers many courses online, which may allow you to take a class away from campus, and on a more flexible schedule. Cincinnati State also allows degree-seeking students to attend part-time.

What are the parking arrangements at Cincinnati State?

Cincinnati State offers a variety of parking options for students and visitors to campus. Click here for detailed information.

Can I get to Cincinnati State via the Metro?

Easily! Cincinnati State is easily accessed through Metro routes 17, 18, 19, 20, and 39. Covered bus stops are on both sides of the street near both the Ludlow Avenue and Central Parkway entrances to campus. For detailed information, or to plan your bus route to Cincinnati State, call Metro at (513) 621-4455 or visit the Metro website.

I am a single parent with a small child. Is childcare available on campus?

Yes. The William Mallory Early Learning Center provides outstanding childcare on Cincinnati State’s campus while serving as a learning lab for Cincinnati State students—particularly those in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECE) programs. Enrollment priority is given to children of currently enrolled students and staff of the college. Click here for more information.

What is Cincinnati State’s record for safety and security?

Cincinnati State works hard to maintain a campus that is safe for everyone who visits. Click here for detailed information, including monthly safety and security statistics.

I have more questions about Cincinnati State, Where can I get answers?

Please email the Office of Admission. An admission representative will respond to your questions as quickly as possible (within normal business hours Monday through Friday). You can also call the Office of Admission at (513) 861-7700. We’re happy to help!

What programs and certificates are offered at Cincinnati State?

Cincinnati State offers a variety of programs and certificates in four academic divisions: Business Technologies, Center for Innovative Technologies (Engineering and Information Technologies) Health and Public Safety, and Humanities and Sciences. Click here for a comprehensive listing of the programs and courses offered at Cincinnati State.

Do I need to make an appointment to come in and talk to someone?

Admission interviews are not required. However, the best way to get the information you need about attending Cincinnati State is by attending a CState College Information Session. In the session, you learn more about Cincinnati State, our programs of study, and the application process. Also, you can speak with an admissions counselor during or after the session. Of course, you are always welcome to stop by the Admissions Office, Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Can I take a tour of Cincinnati State?

Definitely! We encourage prospective students and parents to visit the campus and tour our facilities. Tours are conducted after the Tuesday morning CState College Information Session, or by appointment.  Contact the Admissions Office  at (513) 861-7700 for arrangements.  

If I visit the college, where can I park?

Visitors to campus may park in the Central Parkway Garage. The Central Parkway Garage is accessible via Central Parkway. Cost is $5 cash or credit, payable upon exit.  

What is the admission process for a degree or certificate seeking student?

Before you may begin taking classes at Cincinnati State, you must be admitted to the College.
If you are a high school graduate or have a high school equivalence (GED), you are eligible for admission to Cincinnati State degree and certificate programs. For more information on the process, see Admission Process.

Can I bring or fax my transcript?

All transcripts must be mailed by the high school or college directly to the Admission Office Records. Hand-carried or faxed transcripts will not be accepted.

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