Simplifying the Application Process

Congratulations on making the decision to apply for one of the online programs offered by the University of Cincinnati! We are excited to review your application. Below are a few pointers on topics that may arise as you are completing your application. If you have any questions throughout the application process, do not hesitate to reach out to your Enrollment Service Advisor (ESA). Your ESA will help you through the application process and will answer any questions you may have regarding the program, UC, or the application process.

Financial Aid and FASFA

It’s important to understand your tuition and financial aid options as you are applying for your program. As you inquire more information on FASFA, the following information will be useful.

*Quick Tip: FASFA school code: 003125

The University of Cincinnati also offers payment plans for qualified students. Learn more about plans that could be available to you by visiting this link.

Transcript Information

The University of Cincinnati requires official transcripts from applicants from every school attended for college credit. This includes credits you do not intend on transferring, closed colleges, and schools you briefly enrolled in. If possible, please request to send your college transcripts electronically.

If you have taken less than 30 college credits, or never taken courses for college credit, then you will also need to submit your high school transcript or GED with your application. High school transcripts must be mailed or sent through a verified electronic service, like Parchment.

*Quick tip: Usually, the easiest way to locate your previous college transcripts is to conduct an online search for “(your previous school name here) transcript request.”

Please note that international transcripts must be evaluated from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Difference between Unofficial and Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts: Will include a seal, signature of the registrar of that respective school, and information on all your coursework and degree information. Most schools charge a fee to request an official transcript.

Unofficial Transcripts: An online version of your transcript that includes a list of courses you enrolled in at that respective school and the grades for those courses. Unofficial transcripts do not include a seal, signature, or information on your overall degree.

Sending in Transcripts

Transcripts can be sent to the University of Cincinnati the following two ways:


Office of Admissions
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Email: [email protected]


Congratulations again on making the decision to further your education to reach your personal career goals. UC Online’s team is dedicated to helping you reach your goals and helping you through your higher education journey.

*Applications may vary slightly by program, work with your Enrollment Service Advisor for more information.

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