Candidates who wish to apply to the Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders program must meet the following requirements.
Providing Academic Records During the Application Process: All applicants are required to upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar’s signature. Applicants should NOT send official transcripts as part of the application process.
Providing Academic Records After Admission: 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
Students who have received degrees from the University of Cincinnati do not need to submit official paper copies of their UC transcripts.
Applicants who have received degrees in China will upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar’s signature. Unofficial transcripts do NOT need to be verified at this stage of the application process.
On a case-by-case basis, a student may petition to have graduate credit from an accredited college or university counted as the equivalent of another course in the curriculum and accepted as transfer credit. In such cases, a student will have to supply a course syllabus to ensure that the content in the course taken at another university is equivalent to the content of the course in the M.Ed. curriculum. A course with a similar name or the same name as a course offered at the University of Cincinnati does not necessarily mean that the content of the course is similar enough to accept it as transfer credit to our program.
Students may transfer up to 9 hours of graduate credit in Education courses from an accredited college or university. Graduate courses outside of education will not be accepted. Courses taken outside an accredited college or university—such as non-credit professional development—will not be accepted. Only courses with grades of B or higher will be considered for transfer. No credit is given for previous work history. Courses taken more than seven (7) years prior to a student’s entrance into the program will not be accepted as transfer credit.
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:
Verification reports are due to the Graduate School one week prior to the start of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports on time will result in a student being placed in non-matriculated status and loss of his/her student visa status. Verification reports 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
Tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis. Refer to the Tuition and Fees Chart for more details.
Courses taken prior to admission into the graduate certificate program may be eligible for transfer into the program, if taken within 5 years prior to admission and if approved by the program faculty. Official paperwork is required and the appropriate forms may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies.
To maintain active status in the program, students must register for at least one credit every academic year. Degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of date of admission. Practicum coursework cannot be transferred into the program and up to (9) semester credit hours can be transferred into the program upon approval of the department.
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