Transfer & Transition

How to Apply

Transfer students interested in applying to DAAP 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 – New for Fall 2021:

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.
  • PDF file, 10MB file size limit.

DAAP Transfer and Transition Info Session

The next transfer and transition info session will be held Thursday, November 4, 2021. Registration is required.