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Horticulture Admission Requirements

The admissions application for the 2014-2015 academic year is available here. The application deadline is March 1, 2014. Applications received after Marc 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full. For maximum scholarship consideration, apply by December 1, 2013.

For transfer and transition students, the priority deadline is November 1 for spring semester and March 1 for the fall semester.

Application for High School Students

The application for the University of Cincinnati and DAAP are one in the same. High school students and other applicants hoping to begin their college careers must apply through the Common Application. A high school admissions application is considered to be complete when the Office of Admissions has received the following documentation:

  • Common Application and Writing Supplement
  • Application fee or application fee waiver submitted via the Common Application
  • ACT (including Writing) and/or SAT (including Writing) scores sent directly from the testing agency
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

Students who are enrolled in courses for post-secondary credit should also submit official college transcripts.

Priority Deadline for High School Students

On a rolling admission (first-come, first-served) basis, high school applicants will be offered admission if they satisfy the minimum admission standards and have submitted a complete application until the program is full. It is recommended that students apply by December 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the UC Office of Admissions at 513-556-1100. Portfolios and letters of recommendation are not accepted as a component of the admissions process.

High School Course Requirements

High school applicants to the Horticulture program must have completed or be in the process of completing:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math
  • 3 units of science
  • 5 units of electives*

*Elective units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or additional core courses not otherwise required.

Application for Transfer and "Transition" Students

Those seeking admission from other universities must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA from previous college work to be given consideration. Those who have an associate degree must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Transfer Application

Transfer students can apply through the Office of Admissions. A transfer application is considered complete when the Office of Admissions has received the following documentation:

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores if the applicant has completed fewer than 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college credit
  • Application fee

If you have already completed a bachelor's degree and want to enroll in a DAAP undergraduate program, you are considered a transfer student and should use the transfer application to apply.

"Transition" Application

Current UC students wishing to transition into a DAAP program from other majors at UC should submit an Application for Change in College and/or program form to the DAAP Student Affairs Office in Room 5470 Aronoff. This form is available here.

Current DAAP students hoping to transfer into a different major must submit a "Change of Program" form to the DAAP Student Affairs Office. This form is available here or in the DAAP Student Affairs Office, Aronoff 5470.

Priority Deadline for Transfer and Transition Students

The priority deadline for transfer and transition students is November 1 for the following spring and March 1 for the following fall. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis. Students hoping to begin in semesters other than the fall will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process for International Students

For international freshman, the admissions process for Horticulture operates on a rolling admission (first-come, first-served) basis. Applicants will be offered admission if they satisfy the minimum admission standards and have submitted a complete application until the program is full. It is recommended that students submit an application as soon as possible.

Applications for international transfer students must be received by March 1, 2014 for the Fall 2014 semester and November 1, 2013 for the Spring 2014 semester.

The application and application process for international students varies from the process for domestic students. For more information about International Admissions at UC, please go here.

Admission to Certificate Programs

Students hoping to pursue a certificate in horticulture must meet the minimum standards for admission (see above).


This information is correct at the time of publication. The university reserves the right to make changes in policy, regulations, requirements, and fees as circumstances dictate subsequent to publication.