Transfer & Transition

How to Apply

Prospective transfer students and students interested in applying for readmission should visit the admissions webpage for more information. Current University of Cincinnati students who wish to apply to a DAAP program should complete the Application for Change of College and Program form.


Applications received after the priority deadline date listed will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Fall Semester: March 1

Priority deadline for all programs. Applicants typically recieve an admission decision by late May. 

Spring Semester: November 1

Art History, Horticulture, Urban Studies only

Summer Semester: March 1

Art History, Horticulture, Urban Studies only


Communication Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design
Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Architecture *, Interior Design*
Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA

*If the student lacks the math and physics requirements from high school, then the student should complete an appropriate college level course. High school requirements: four units of college prep math (including one unit of pre-calculus) and one unit of physics; OR college requirement: MATH1024, 1026, 1044, 1060, or 1061; PHYS1011, 1017, 1018, 1037, 1051, or 2001 or equivalent.

Art History, Fine Arts
Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA

  • Horticulture
    Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA or 2.0 Cumulative GPA with associate’s degree

  • Urban Planning, Urban Studies
    Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA

Optional Portfolio

Students who include Architecture, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, or Interior Design among their program options on their admission application will be invited to submit a portfolio for admission consideration. This is an optional portfolio, but students are encouraged to submit one if they think it would strengthen their application.

DAAP Optional Portfolio Guidelines:

  • Include 12-20 pieces of work from the last two years.
  • Include examples of architectural work, design (e.g. clothing, interior spaces, logos, posters, websites), drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, 3-D renderings, work in other media, and/or things you have sewn, built, or invented.
  • Include some samples of drawing from observation (instead of from imagination or reproduced from photographs).
  • Emphasize your artistic and design strengths.
  • May also represent your extracurricular involvement and interests.
  • Include the title, medium, date completed, and a brief description that addresses each work’s concept and/or inspiration.
  • Consolidate your work into one file if possible. For example, submit multiple pages in one PDF file rather than 12-20 individual PDF files.
  • PDF file, 10MB file size limit.

DAAP Optional Portfolio Submission for current UC students transferring to DAAP from Uptown, UC Blue Ash, or UC Clermont campuses and readmission applicants. Note: Transfer and first-year applicants will upload portfolios via the University of Cincinnati Admissions Portal.

DAAP Transition Info Session

Save the date for the next Transition Information Session on Thursday, November 2, 2023.