Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (Birth - Age 5)

Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (Birth - Age 5)
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Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Age 5) 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].

  • Students with no previous college experience: High School diploma or a GED.
  • Students with previous college experience: from a two-year institution, a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (recommended). Students not meeting the minimum GPA requirement may request a review by the Program Coordinator for admission after submitting the application form.
Admission Materials
  • Application Form
  • Official transcript(s) from every college or university you have attended besides the University of Cincinnati.

Application and Fees

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

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)

  1. Transcripts can be sent through online systems such as Parchment, E-Script/Credentials, National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), Articulation & Transfer Clearinghouse (ATC), SCOIR, Overgrad, and Scribbles to the University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Office of Admissions. This is the preferred method. These transcripts must be official copies. If an email address is required by one of these services, please have them sent to [email protected]
  2. If you cannot access these electronic services, please have your institution send the document to us via mail to the address below:
    University of Cincinnati
    Office of Admissions
    PO Box 210091
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0091
    Attn: Processing

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).

Transfer Credits

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.

Graduation Requirement

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:

    • 20 semester credit hours for associate degrees.
    • 30 semester credit hours for baccalaureate degrees.

Considerations: students approved for an Academic Fresh Start must have a minimum of 30 credit hours remaining to complete the degree program before graduation.

International Transcripts

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.