Admission Overview

Admission Steps

If you're in a group (like College Credit Plus, Veterans, or International Students), look for special instructions as you go along.
  1. Get In

    Get Admitted

    1. Fill out an application. There is no fee to apply. A $15 nonrefundable admission fee will be billed only after you register for classes.
    2. Have your transcripts sent. Have your official high school and college transcripts (if applicable) or GED scores sent directly to the Office of Admission. Hand-carried high school/college transcripts are not accepted.

      GED scores will be accepted hand carried, faxed or emailed. High school transcripts will be accepted if sent via eScript-Safe or Docufide/Parchment Inc.

      Have your transcripts mailed to:
      Cincinnati State
      Office of Admission
      3520 Central Parkway, Suite 181 Main
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
    3. Take your placement test. Your academic success begins with placing you in the right classes, using the results of a placement test. You can also use recent ACT or SAT test scores. If you have sent transcripts that show previous college coursework in English composition or math, you may not have to take a placement test.
  2. Get Set

    Get Financial Aid

    Fill out the FAFSA. Get help paying for college with scholarships, federal financial aid, loans, grants, and work study funds. Go to FSA ID FAQ's for help creating your FAFSA ID before filling out your application. The federal school code number for Cincinnati State is 010345.

    For more information about scholarships and other helpful financial aid information visit Financial Aid.

  3. Get Going

    Get Registered for Class

    Students should meet with an advisor before registering for classes, to develop the correct schedule. If you don't meet with an advisor before scheduling your classes, you risk taking classes that don't meet your degree or certificate requirements, and then you might have to take additional classes in order to graduate.

    Register for Classes in Person

    Students can register for classes during a SAS (Surge Advising) Session or during the On-time Priority Registration period.

    Register for Classes Online

    You can follow these step-by-step instructions.

Admission Details

The application process can be slightly different, depending on your circumstances.

Find out more about the application process for:

  • A degree-seeking student (I have never attended Cincinnati State and want to earn a degree or certificate.)
  • A non-degree seeking student (I just want to take a course or two.)
  • A returning student (I have been admitted to or attended Cincinnati State in the past, but have not enrolled in any classes for one year or more.)
  • A transfer student (I have attended one or more colleges or universities, and I am interested in transferring to Cincinnati State.)
  • An international student (I have not been granted the status of immigrant, permanent resident, or refugee by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and I wish to attend Cincinnati State.)


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