Current or Recent High School Senior

If you are a recent high school student or have never completed college credits, these steps will help you get started.  

Career Exploration

If you are unsure about your major, consider participating in our “Moving Beyond Undecided” session. The Career Center will assist you through the career exploration process to select an academic program that can lead to a career that best fits your interests.  Register for a Moving Beyond Undecided  Session  

Apply

Complete the online Standard  Application. There is no required fee at the time you submit the application. A $15 non-refundable admission fee will be charged to your first semester’s tuition statement. 

Apply to  Cincinnati State

Request Transcripts

Contact your high school and request that they send an official copy of your transcript to  Cincinnati State, Office of Admissions.   If you have a GED, you may use this link to request your scores to be sent.  

Get Credit

If you earned Advanced Placement (AP) credit or completed College Credit Plus or Dual Credit coursework through another college or university (other than Cincinnati State), request an official transcript from each college/university you attended. Most colleges have an online transcript request process.  Search for “transcripts” and you will probably be directed to login to your student portal or referred to the Registrar’s Office. Note: Cincinnati State must receive your official transcript directly from each institution.   

Request AP scores to be sent to  Cincinnati State  

Financial Aid

We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. Apply early for your best chance to receive state aid.  

Learn more about financial aid 

Explore MyCState/MyServices

Applicants to Cincinnati State can view the status of your application and financial aid, as well as CState email, through your MyCState student portal.    

Learn more about  MyCState/ MyServices  

Next Steps

Please allow 7 to 10 business days for Admissions to process all documents and send you a letter of admission to the College. Once admitted, you will receive next steps and instructions on how to:  

  • Participate in New Student Orientation
  • Schedule your advising appointment and meet with your Pathway Advisor  
  • Register for classes  

Please note that admission to the College does not admit you to all health care programs. Many programs in the Health and Public Safety division have special admission requirements. Please discuss these selective admission requirements with your Pathway Advisor.