Admission Requirements and Information

Admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati is based on a holistic review of applicants’ grades, test scores, classes taken, extracurricular involvement and activities, letters of recommendation, and essay.

The CEAS has a direct admittance policy, which means that high school students apply directly to the program they are most interested in. If students are undecided or have several preferences, they can indicate up to three choices on their college application; or they can apply to the Freshman Engineering Program, an undecided engineering program that allows students to transition to a specific program after one to two semesters.

Visit the UC Admissions page for more detailed information on admission requirements.

Admissions Timeline

Senior year can get hectic for many high school students, but it’s important to complete all of the necessary steps in the college application process by their respective deadlines.

Apply: August 1-November 30

High school seniors complete the Common Application for admission into CEAS.

Deadline: December 1

Application window closes. Seniors must submit a completed application (transcripts, test scores, etc.) by this date to ensure their application is reviewed for admission. Students that apply by this date are also automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships.

Decision: January 17, 2020

Applicants are notified of their admissions decision.

Confirmation: May 1

Once students receive their acceptance, they have until May 1—National Decision Day—to confirm their admission to CEAS.

Learn more about the University of Cincinnati’s CEAS admissions process

Questions? Concerns? Find out more about the College of Engineering and Applied Science admissions requirements and process by contacting us or visiting the University of Cincinnati Admissions page today! If you’re ready, you can apply online to the College of Engineering and Applied Science via the Common Application.