If you are enrolled or planning to enroll at another institution and seeking transferable credit, or taking courses for personal or professional purposes with no intent to earn a degree or certificate, these steps will help you get started.
Complete the online Application for Admission (select “Standard”) and select your reason for attending as “visiting” or “non-degree.” You will be admitted to the College and can register for classes within minutes as a non-degree seeking (NDS) student.
You will receive an email to the personal email address listed on your application that will include your Student ID number, user name and Surgemail (CState email) account information that you will use to log into your MyCState/Self-Service account to register and pay for classes.
If you are planning to transfer your CState course(s) back to your home institution, we encourage you to talk with your advisor or chair at your home institution to determine which courses are right for your program of study, and work with your advisor to assure these courses will transfer in and apply toward your degree.
Students attending colleges within the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area may also want to confirm with their home institution if enrolling through the GC3 Cross Registration Program is appropriate. Paperwork can be picked up at your home institution’s Registrar Office and must be submitted to Cincinnati State’s Office of the Registrar.
Search for Classes online. Select the “semester” you wish to attend and enter the subject code and course number for the courses you want to register for. Click “submit” and you’ll see the list of available class sections. Make note of the courses and sections (class days/times) you want to register for (example: ENG-101-001).
You may register online through MyCState/Self-Service or contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.
If you are unable to register for a class because of prerequisite requirements, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Cincinnati State email account, and list the courses you want to take. Include the semester, subject code, course number, and section number (example: ENG-101-001). We will register you for the courses you want to take, and send you an email confirmation.
After your registration is complete, you can view your schedule in your Self-Service.
Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. Pay online through MyCState/Self-Service or visit the Cashier’s Office for more information.
- Tuition, fees, and parking permit costs may be paid online.
- Visit the Clifton Campus Bookstore for textbooks and supplies.
- Obtain your Surge Card (Student ID) from the Student Activities Office in Clifton or at the Middletown campus.
- Note important dates and deadlines on each semester’s calendar.
Your SurgeCard is your official student identification and can be used to check out resources in the Library, to print in campus computer labs, for access to the Fitness Center on Clifton Campus, and for other uses.
To obtain your SurgeCard, you must have your Cincinnati State student ID number (on your registration statement) and picture identification.
Visit the Student Activities Office on Clifton Campus (ATLC 204) or at the Middletown campus to have your photo taken and obtain your SurgeCard.
Clifton Campus parking: A parking permit is $75 a semester, and allows unlimited parking in student lots and the garages. Purchase a permit through Self-Service. Daily parking in the Central Parkway Garage and designated lots is $5 per day.
Bus discount card: After you get your SurgeCard, you can apply for a Metro Card (bus discount card) through Self-Service.
Take the Transcript Request Form to the Office of the Registrar, Room 105, Advanced Technology and Learning Center (ATLC) Building, near the Overlook Cafe (Clifton Campus). Monday – Thursday Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Download and complete the Transcript Request Form and then mail to:
Office of the Registrar, ATLC 105
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690
Download and complete the Transcript Request Form and then fax to (513) 569-1883.