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Transfer Students

Welcome, Transfer Student!

We’re pleased that you have decided to transfer to Cincinnati State. Cincinnati State is accredited by the North Central Association and usually accepts transfer credit from any other regionally accredited college or university.  Transfer credits will not be formally evaluated by Cincinnati State until after you are admitted to the College. This process may take several weeks, so it is beneficial to begin as far in advance as possible of the semester you wish to begin. Registration often begins two months prior to the start of the semester.  An official copy of each college transcript from which you wish to transfer credit must be mailed directly to Cincinnati State. Hand carried or faxed transcripts are not accepted.

If you do not plan to transfer credit, do not list the institution on your application for admission.

Do you plan to earn an associate’s degree or certificate?

If you do, there are several steps you must take before you can begin taking classes. Be sure to begin the process as early as possible. Important: Financial Aid is not activated until all of the following four steps are completed prior to the semester you are seeking admission.

  1. Complete an online Application for Admission. There is no application fee. A $15 nonrefundable admission fee will be billed at your first registration. Remember—apply early!
  2. Request that your high school guidance counselor send high school directly to Cincinnati State, Office of Admission.  Hand-carried or faxed high school transcripts are not accepted. If you have a GED, a copy of the original transcript of GED scores may be hand-carried, faxed or mailed.
    • If you are a college graduate, there is no need to have your high school transcript mailed to Cincinnati State; simply have an official copy of your college transcript mailed to the Office of Admission.
  3. For each college or university that you have attended and would like to have credit transferred to Cincinnati State, request that the college or university send an official transcript to the Office of Admission. An official evaluation of your transcript will be conducted by the Office of the Registrar once you have been fully admitted and met with your advisor.  Hand-carried or faxed transcripts are not accepted.
    Address:
    Office of Admission
    Room 181
    Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
    3520 Central Parkway
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
  4. Plan to take the COMPASS® placement test for mathematics, writing, and reading. A short keyboarding test will also be administered.  This is required of all new students who are seeking a degree or certificate. Find out more about COMPASS testing at Cincinnati State.

    If you have already taken college courses in algebra and/or in English and received a grade of “C” or better, you may qualify to waive part or all of the COMPASS test. Submit a COMPASS test waiver, and your request will be evaluated once your application is complete. If you have taken the COMPASS test at another institution, please bring your scores to the COMPASS lab at Cincinnati State for evaluation.


Do you want to take a course or two?

If you plan to take a course or two and are not seeking a degree or certificate, you do not need to submit the online application, or high school or college transcripts, or take the placement test. However, you do need to submit a non-degree application. If there are any course prerequisites, you must meet the perquisites before taking the course.  Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid or tuition reciprocity.

Be sure to take these other steps if applicable.

• Apply for veterans benefits.
• Apply for financial aid and/or an academic scholarship (if eligible).
• If you have a disability and need accommodation, contact the Office of Disability Services.

Got questions?

Please take a minute or two to check out the Admissions FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). If you still have questions, contact us. We’d like to help.

For more information about transferring to Cincinnati State, please contact us. We are happy to help.

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Location & Hours

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

Hours
8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
8 am – 5 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
Email

Hours
8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
8 am – 5 pm F

Apply Early

You should begin the admission process six to eight weeks in advance of the term you plan to attend Cincinnati State. This allows time to facilitate transcript requests, process financial aid, and advise you on your academic pursuits. Note that admission to the College is based on the policy “first-come, first-qualified, first-served.” Applicants are notified of acceptance by mail and via Cincinnati State email.

 
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