High school and transfer students can apply here to for the 2012-2013 academic year. Only online applications will be accepted.
Due to the sequential nature of the curriculum, students are only accepted for the Fall Semester. Portfolios are not a component of the admissions application.
Though there is not an application deadline for high school students, students who apply by December 1, 2012 will receive maximum scholarship consideration. This program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; it is recommended that interested high school students apply as soon as possible. For transfer and transition students, the priority deadline is March 1, 2013.
Below, you can find information about:
- The academic credentials of last year's accepted students
- Application components, priority deadline, and high school course requirements for high school students
- Application components and priority deadline for transfer students
- Application information for international students
The academic credentials of applicants seeking admission to the School of Planning vary each year. The freshman class profile for the School of Planning is based on the middle 50% of the 2012 entering freshman class:
- GPA: 3.000 - 3.689
- ACT: 23 - 28
- SAT: 1060 - 1340
- Average Class Rank: Top 38.3%
We share these numbers to give you an idea of the "typical" credentials of students accepted into our programs. Scoring within this range (or outside of it) is not a guarantee of admission or denial.
Transfer students typically have a cumulative GPA well above the minimum requirement of 2.6.
Application Components for High School Students
The application for the University of Cincinnati and DAAP are one in the same. A high school admissions application is considered to be complete when the Office of Admissions has received the following documentation:
- an application for admission, including a personal statement, essay and statement of co-curricular activities
- an official high school transcript
- the results of either the ACT or SAT (including the Writing Component) directly from the testing company
- official college transcripts for those students who are enrolled in courses for post-secondary credit
- $50 application fee
- letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
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 are not accepted as a component of the admissions process.
High School Course Requirements
High school applicants to the School of Planning must have completed or be in the process of completing:
- 4 units of English
- 3 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.
Those seeking admission from other programs or colleges at UC or other universities must have at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA from previous college work to be given consideration. For priority consideration, completed transfer applications should be submitted prior to March 1 for admission the following fall.
Application Components for Transfer Students
Transfer students can apply at http://www.admissions.uc.edu. 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
- $50 application fee
Portfolios and letters of recommendation are not components of the UC/DAAP application process.
Application Components for "Transition" Students
Current UC students wishing to transition into a DAAP program from another major at UC should submit an Application for Change in College and/or Program to the DAAP Student Affairs Office in Room 5470 Aronoff. This form is available here, in the DAAP Student Affairs Office or in any college office on campus.
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.
Priority Deadline for Transfer and Transition Students
The priority deadline for transfer and transition students is March 1 for the following fall. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.
Admissions Process for International Students
For international freshman, the admissions process for Fine Arts 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. Applications for international transfer students must be received by March 1 for the following fall.
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.
Tuition and Fees
For information about the tuition and program costs, please click here.
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.