Transfer Student

If you have not enrolled at Cincinnati State previously and plan to transfer college credit from another institution, follow these steps to get started!

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

Register for a Moving Beyond Undecided Session

Complete the online Standard Application.  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 official undergraduate transcript(s) from each regionally accredited higher education institution attended. The transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the institution.

If you are transferring fewer than 18 credits of college-level coursework to Cincinnati State, also submit an official high school transcript with graduation date.

  • If required, the high school transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the institution.
  • Applicants who are not high school graduates must submit a state-approved alternative to high school graduation, such as scores from the General Educational Development (GED) test. You may use this link to request your GED scores.
  • Home schooled students should also submit a notarized letter from the parent detailing the duration and the content of the student’s home-school experience.

Most colleges and high schools have an online transcript request process.  Search for “transcripts” on their website and you will probably be directed to login to your student portal or referred to the HS Guidance or university’s/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).

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 at receiving state aid.

Learn More About Financial Aid

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 additional admission requirements. Please discuss the selective admission process with your Pathway Advisor.