UC Clermont


UC Clermont offers the power of a UC degree with small class sizes and a supportive atmosphere, making it the perfect place to pursue your education.

We understand that traveling far from home is a big step, and our Admissions staff is here to help you along the way. In addition to the information on this page, you will need to contact UC's office of International Admissions.

English proficiency is required in order to pursue your education at UC Clermont. Please contact us for more information regarding TOEFL/IELTS minimum score requirements.

International Admissions staff can be reached Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time by calling 513-556-2069. To dial the US direct, first enter your international access code (00 from Europe or + from all other locations, then enter country code one (1), then enter the phone number.

For your convenience, you may also contact us via email.

If you are not already a permanent resident possessing an immigrant visa, you will need to acquire an F-1 student visa. The Immigration and Naturalization Service requires the college to verify that you have been admitted as a full-time student and that you have provided documentation that shows you have funds available to meet your estimated expenses for one academic year. This includes round-trip transportation between your home and Ohio.

Your student visa requires you to affirm that you do not intend to permanently live in the United States. This means you will pay non-resident tuition rates.

In addition to tuition, there are other expenses you will need to calculate into the total cost of your education.

UC Clermont does not have dormitories or student housing available on our campus. You can either live in a dormitory on UC's Clifton campus, or you may find housing on your own. UC Clermont does not provide students with transportation, so you will need to make arrangements for getting to and from campus.

Additionally, books are not included in your tuition.

Apply for Admission

We encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible. The following steps will help you apply for admission at UC Clermont:

  • Submit your freshman or transfer application. To begin the application process, you will be prompted to first create an online account.
  • Pay the $100 application fee online.
  • Send your transcripts
  • From a college/university OUTSIDE the U.S.
  • From a college/university INSIDE the US
    • Submit your official transcripts directly to the University of Cincinnati:

University of Cincinnati
Office of Admissions
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221

  • Students with less than 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter credit hours)
    • Original high school transcripts and proof of graduation (i.e. diploma or graduation certificate) are required in addition to college/university credentials. Submit your official transcripts directly to the University of Cincinnati:

University of Cincinnati
Office of Admissions
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Important Notes

  • All documents must also come with a professional, certified English translation, if needed.
  • Notarized/certified copies of original documents are considered official.
  • Proof of English Ability — Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Duolingo: 100 overall; 100 Production score, 100 Conversation
    • TOEFL: 79 iBT; 15 sub-score; 20 - writing, 20 - speaking
    • Cambridge: 176; recommended exam - C1 Advanced
    • IELTS: 6.5 overall; 5.5 sub-score; 6 - writing; 6 - speak
    • SAT-I: 480 evidenced-based reading & writing
    • ELS: 112 graduation
  • English Language Requirement Exemptions
    • There are only three conditions for being exempt from taking a standardized test to demonstrate your English proficiency.
      1. You have taken a full year of high school in the US and earned a passing grade in one year of standard English (not ESL) or have taken one full year (30 semester credit hours/45 quarter credit hours) of college coursework in the US. This must be shown on your transcripts.
      2. You have earned a passing score on the O-Level Exam.
      3. You are from one of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominica, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • If you receive an offer of admission (via mail), you must confirm your admission online if you intend to enroll. At this time, you will complete the online matriculation form and pay the $50 Matriculation Fee.
  • If necessary, student must complete Math and English Placement Testing before attending Orientation and registering for classes. Visit the placement testing for detailed information.

Next Steps

You can check the status of your application at any time. Once you've earned admission to UC Clermont, be sure to check out the next steps for recently admitted students.