These Frequently Asked Questions are for students who have submitted their application.
After You Apply
How do I check my application status? Expand
Use the Application Management page of the graduate admissions application to check the status of your application. Use the same log-in information you used for your online application.
Although the Graduate School processes your application, the individual programs determine acceptance. Some academic programs review applications as they arrive; others have scheduled review dates and only evaluate applications at that time.
Direct inquiries regarding your application status should be made to the program to which you applied. Use the graduate program finder to find the appropriate contact person for your program. The Graduate School will not be able to provide you will a status update.
I have submitted my application. When can I expect to obtain an admission decision? Expand
Individual graduate programs are responsible for determining all admissions decisions, including the timeframe for when decisions will be made. Please contact the program to which you applied to find out more information. Use the graduate program finder to find the appropriate contact person for your program.
Can I receive conditional admission as an international student? Expand
Because admissions decisions are determined by the individual graduate programs, you will need to directly contact the Admissions Contact or Program Coordinator for the program to which you are interested in applying. Use the graduate program finder to find the appropriate contact person for your program of interest.
What happens after I am accepted to a program? Expand
Once you are granted admission, you will receive an official letter of admission (or a request for additional information) from your program. You will also need to provide your official transcript at this time.
What does the Graduate School consider to be an official transcript? Expand
Transcripts are considered official when the documents arrive directly from the school in a sealed envelope. The Graduate School also accepts transcripts that were first received by the applicant and then forwarded to the Graduate School, as long as the transcripts stay in their original, sealed envelope. Once the applicant opens the transcript envelope, the Graduate School can no longer accept the transcript as official. If a transcript does not explicitly state that a degree was conferred, the degree must be shown in another document from the educational institution. This document, stating degree conferral, must also arrive directly from the school in a sealed envelope.
Additionally, many schools now send transcripts electronically. The Graduate School accepts electronic transcripts sent directly by the school as official transcripts. These documents can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Graduate School's mailing address? Expand
The Graduate School's mailing address is
PO Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
For parcel delivery services that need a physical location, the Graduate School's address is
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
With whom can I speak regarding financial aid opportunities? Expand
Individual graduate programs are primarily responsible for dispensing fellowships, graduate assistantships and other funding. You can also find general information about funding through the Graduate School’s Funding Opportunities page. Additionally, the International Student Services website has information regarding funding available for international students. Loans are handled by the Student Financial Aid office.