Returning Students

If you have been admitted to Cincinnati State in the past, but have not enrolled in classes for one year or more, follow the below steps to get started. Please note that students who have graduated from Cincinnati State with a degree or certificate, but wish to resume studies at the College, must re-apply.  


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

Submit Transcripts

Documents are maintained at the College for five years after the initial admission date, unless a degree was earned at Cincinnati State. Check with the Office of Admissions to determine if your documents are on file or need to be re-submitted. If you need to resubmit documents, have your official high school transcript or GED scores sent to Cincinnati State. If you have attended another college/university and plan to transfer credit to Cincinnati State, request official transcripts to be sent to Cincinnati State. Note that high school transcripts are waived if you have an official transcript on file indicating an associate’s or higher degree was earned. 

Most high schools and 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 HS Guidance or college’s Registrar’s Office. Cincinnati State must receive your official transcript directly from each institution.  Transcripts may be sent directly from the school to Cincinnati State, Office of Admissions, 3520 Central Parkway, ATLC Suite 001, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690. We also accept high school transcripts if sent directly from a school official via email ( or fax (513-569-1562). 

Learn more about transferring 

Request your GED scores  

Financial Aid

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

Explore MyCState/MyServices 

Applicants will have access to view the status of their application and financial aid as well as CState email through their MyCState student portal.    

Learn more about MyServices/MyCstate  

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 to:  

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