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Admission Overview

Admission Steps

If you're in one of the groups below, look for special instructions as you follow the Admission Steps.
  1. Get In

    Get Admitted

    1. Apply now. It's quick and it's easy. A $15 nonrefundable admission fee will be billed only after you register for classes.  
    2. Request official transcripts. 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. College transcripts must be sent from the college/ university electronically or by mail. Hand-carried high school/ college transcripts are not accepted.

      Have your transcripts mailed to:
      Cincinnati State
      Office of Admission
      Welcome Center - ATLC 001 (Lower Level)
      3520 Central Parkway
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
  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 are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to enroll in classes.


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 or visiting 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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