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Admission Process

The admission process at Cincinnati State is simple and hassle-free.

Admission Process

We want you to start your learning experience off on the right foot. That means, if you plan to earn a degree or certificate, you must apply and be admitted to the College first. If you only plan to take a course or two, you simply must complete a Non-Degree form.

Click on the statement below that best describes you and your situation.

You’ll be taken to more detailed admission information to help your admission to Cincinnati State go smoothly.

I am a first-time student. I have never attended Cincinnati State before, either to follow a degree program or to take a course or two.

I am a returning student. I have been admitted to or attended Cincinnati State in the past, but have not enrolled for one year or more.

I am a transfer student. I have attended one or more colleges or universities, and I am interested in transferring to Cincinnati State.

I am an international student. I have not been granted the status of immigrant, permanent resident, or refugee by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and I wish to attend Cincinnati State.

I am a non-degree seeking student. I want to go back to school, update my skills, pursue a new career, or more. It’s nice to have course credits, but I just want to take a course or two.

I am a DACA student.

Apply early.

Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students should complete the online application for admission and begin the admission process as early as possible. Applying at least ten weeks in advance of the semester for which you wish to enroll is recommended. In most cases, this will allow enough time for receipt of transcripts, completion and processing of financial aid forms, and meeting with your academic advisor prior to the start of registration.

Please note that admission is based on the policy “first-come, first-qualified, first-served.” Applicants are notified by mail regarding acceptance and given further direction regarding academic advising.

Attend a CState College Information Session.

If you’re interested in attending Cincinnati State and would like to visit the campus, please sign up for a free CState Info Session.  Info sessions are offered on our Clifton and Middletown Campuses.  We are pleased to announce that beginnning November 7, 2013 we will offer sessions on our Harrison Campus the first Thursday of each month.  Info Sessions are designed for individuals and their families.  To arrange for a group visit please call 513-861-7700.  We look forward to hosting you.

Clifton Campus
CState Info Sessions are held every Tuesday at 9 am and 6:30 pm. Click here to register. The sessions are held on the Clifton Campus in the ATLC Building, Room 211 Auditorium.  The morning session includes a tour and an opportunity to meet with a representative from the division of your intended major. Plan to arrive to the campus 15 minutes prior to the session to allow for parking and check-in. Guests arriving late will be directed to the Office of Admission.

Harrison Campus

We are pleased to announce that CState College Info Sessions are now being held at our Harrison location the first Thursday of each month at 9 am and 6:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please register here. The Harrison Campus is off the I-74 Dry Fork Exit and is located right near Harrison High School at:

10030 West Road
Harrison, OH 45030

 Middletown Campus
 CState Info Sessions are on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 9 am and 6:30 pm.  A reservation is not required.  The Middletown Campus address is:

1 North Main
Middletown, OH 45042

Click here to register.

For more information, email the Admission Office.

Apply to Cincinnati State now.  Remember: The sooner you apply, the sooner you succeed.


Office of Admission mailing address:

Please mail all documents to the Clifton Campus Office of Admission:

Office of Admission
Room 181
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

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Location & Hours

Office of Admission
Main Building
Room 181
(513) 861-7700 phone

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
8 am – 4:30 pm F

In addition, the Answer Center provides Office of Admission services from 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Location & Hours

Office of Financial Aid
Main Building
Room 155
(513) 569-1530 phone
(513) 569-1469 fax

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
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