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International Student Admission - Inside USA

If you are an international student seeking admission to Cincinnati State from inside the United States, or if you have attended/are currently attending school in the United States, please follow the following steps.


All of the following documents must be on file in the Office of Admission by the appropriate deadline before your application can be considered.

  • All documents not written in English must also come with a professional English translation.
  • Notarized copies or certified copies of original documents are considered official documents.

Online Application

Click here for the online application. There is no application fee.  A $15 nonrefundable admission fee will be billed at your first registration.

Transcripts (High School)

Submit an English translation of high school transcripts.
No copies or scanned documents are accepted; only original high school transcripts and diploma.

High school diploma translation service (Please note that these are not credit evaluation services):
Affordable Language Services----------------------------------------513.745.0888
8944 Blue Ash Rd.; Cincinnati, OH 4524
Language Bank-----------------------------------------------------------513.354.5702
3730 Glenway Avenue; Cincinnati, OH 45205

Transcripts (College/University)

If you would like to transfer previously earned course credit from a college or university outside the United States, you may submit your transcripts to a NACES accredited agency for evaluation. You may want to do this if you want to have any university credits applied to your program here. Please see here for a list of NACES accredited agencies where students can send  transcripts to be evaluated for US academic credit: Click here for a list of some service providers.

ACT Test Scores

ACT test scores are accepted if the scores are less then two years old.  Test scores should be sent directly from ACT.  Go to for details.  Cincinnati State's school code is 5570.

Proof of English Ability

All prospective international students must demonstrate their English proficiency by completing and meeting one of the following testing requirements:

Important note: Test results must not be older than two (2) years.


CS Test Code: 1984
500 paper
173 computer
61 internet


5.0 overall score

Proof of Adequate Financial Support

Submission of a signed and officiated Certification of Finances Form to the attention of the International Student Advisor is required to verify the availability of sufficient funds to cover the cost of educational expenses.

It is estimated that international students need a minimum of $18,672 per year for tuition books, living, and miscellaneous expenses. There are no scholarships or educational loans available for international students.

Advance Tuition Deposit

Upon receipt of the aforementioned documents, and consequent offer of admission, all international students must submit a $3,500 advance tuition deposit fee to the Cashier’s Office. This deposit is credited to your account and used only for payment of tuition and fees. The fee covers approximately 1 semester of tuition. The student must provide for all other expenses, including room, board, books, transportation, and incidental expenses.

Important note: Only certain international student visas are eligible for financial aid. Please see the Office of Financial Aid website to determine eligibility.

Issuance of I-20 Form

An I-20 Form will be issued to the student only after all the above-mentioned steps are completed.

Please note:

All documents submitted to the Offices of Admission and International become the property of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and will not be returned, forwarded, or copied.

For additional information regarding international admission, contact the International Student Advisor at (513) 569-1543, or visit student.

Students who feel they may qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals should visit DACA.

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Location & Hours

Office of Admission
Main Building
Room 181
(513) 861-7700 phone

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
8 am – 4:30 pm F

In addition, the Answer Center provides Office of Admission services from 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Location & Hours

Office of Financial Aid
Main Building
Room 155
(513) 569-1530 phone
(513) 569-1469 fax

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
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