Most students enrolling in the certificate program are already matriculated into one of the University of Cincinnati's undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Those not yet enrolled at the university but desiring a degree should seek admission to in the undergraduate or graduate school of interest. Those interested in earning the certificate by taking courses as a non-matriculated student should contact the program advisor from the McMicken College department that most nearly aligns with their interests or to the Chair of the Advisory Committee.
To enroll in the Historic Preservation Certificate Program, students should make an appointment with the advisor of the department in which you seek to earn your degree or in which you anticipate taking most of your coursework. The advisor will explain the requirements of the program within his or her department and ask the student to fill out a short student data form. If no advisor corresponding with your area of interest is listed, contact the Advisory Committee Chair. Graduate students are also required to complete an enrollment form with the Graduate Studies Office and pay a small fee. Enrollment does not require students to complete the certificate to graduate, but it is naturally expected that students enrolling in the program do intend to complete the certificate requirements. Students should see their advisor periodically to document their progress toward the certificate, and plan to meet with the advisor the winter quarter preceding their graduation to ensure that they will have satisfied the requirements of the program the following quarter.
Students completing the program will be invited to the annual presentation and awards ceremony. This event is held during graduation week at a prominent Cincinnati-area landmark, and is jointly sponsored by the university and the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Students will receive their certificates at this event, which also features a prominent speaker and an exhibition of student work. If desired, the certificate can be listed on the student's transcript; students should notify their advisor of their wish to have this done in writing with a valid signature by the time they receive the certificate; the listing itself will appear by the end of the summer quarter following graduation.