Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Care Education (ECE) online program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college.
Applications for the online program are reviewed in a holistic manner. Our Admissions Office is happy to work with you to answer any question you may have and help determine your eligibility. Contact an Enrollment Services Advisor or email [email protected].
All students admitted into the Early Childhood Care & Education Associate program are eligible to receive a scholarship in the amount of 24% off instructional fees only.
All applicants will complete the online application for their requested program. Applicants must ensure that all required transcript(s) are successfully uploaded by the posted application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed. No SAT/ACT scores are required.
There is no application fee for Early Childhood Education applicants. Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year. Check the academic calendar for upcoming application deadlines.
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Official transcripts should be sent to us by your school official via email or in the mail by the posted application deadline, from every school attended showing all course work completed, including degrees granted and dates of conferral.
How to send the transcript(s)
Please note, UC cannot accept transcripts sent directly from a student. We are also unable to accept transcripts sent via email, regardless of the sender (e.g., school official).
UC awards transfer credit for a variety of high school curricula, including Cambridge International A-Level, International Baccalaureate, Global Assessment Certificate, and more. If you will be bringing in other advanced credit, you may be able to use those scores to receive transfer credit.
A student must complete the University of Cincinnati residency requirement to be eligible for a degree or certificate, even if all other requirements for that degree or certificate are satisfied. Minimum academic residency:
Considerations: students approved for an Academic Fresh Start must have a minimum of 30 credit hours remaining to complete the degree program before graduation.
Official transcripts should be sent to us by your school official via email or in the mail. These must be in English. If your transcripts need translated into English, we recommend sending them to an official translation service that will then send them to UC for a small fee.
International students are required to provide original, official transcripts and the course-by-course evaluation completed from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or SpanTran. They offer discounted prices for University of Cincinnati applicants and have a fast turnaround time of 5-10 days.
Tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis. Refer to the Tuition and Fees Chart for more details.
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
Yes. You will need to work with a program advisor to understand what credits will apply and meet the minimum requirement for credit hours completed at the University of Cincinnati.
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