Admission Requirements: Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements: Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Candidates who wish to apply to the Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate program must meet the following requirements.


  1. Undergraduate Degree – A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum GPA – Applicant must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School.
  3. Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  4. Letters of Recommendation – At least two (2) professional or academic letters of recommendation.

Application Fee

  • Fall 2022: The application fee is waived, ask your Enrollment Services Advisor for more details.
  • Domestic Applicants: $20
  • International Applicants: $25

After Being Accepted

Once an applicant has been extended an offer of admission to the University of Cincinnati and has accepted the offer, s/he must submit an official transcript showing conferral of a baccalaureate degree or higher as soon as possible to the address below. The university defines “official” transcripts as transcripts that have been received from a secure, authenticated issuing institution and bears validation (e.g., a seal, logo, or watermark), including a date, and an appropriate signature. Official transcripts MUST be sent forward in their original, sealed envelope. Students will NOT be allowed to complete a full semester without providing verification of an earned baccalaureate degree or higher. Any discrepancy later found between student-provided unofficial transcripts and official transcripts will be grounds for dismissal. The absolute final deadline for submission of official transcripts is one week before the start of the student’s first semester.

Official Transcripts should be sent to one of the following addresses:
Regular U.S. Postal Mail
Graduate School University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

Delivery via Parcel Delivery Service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.)
Graduate School University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle 110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

UC Alumni

Students who have received degrees from the University of Cincinnati do not need to submit official paper copies of their UC transcripts.

Students with Degrees Received in China

Applicants who have earned a degree in China must submit an English-version verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) of their final transcripts and degree certificates. All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati directly by the CDGDC to be considered official. No other verification will be accepted. Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGDC after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after conferral.

Verification reports can be ordered at the following websites: