Preparing for Transition
Planning to continue your education at another UC college? Students who start with an academic program at UC Blue Ash and change to another college to complete another program are transition students.
If you are a transition student, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to develop a transition plan specific for you. Also, watch for emails to make sure you have all the information you need for a successful academic journey.
Here are some of the things we can accomplish during a transition advising appointment:
- Identify the preferred academic pathways that will help you reach your academic goals.
- Create an individual academic and/or transition plan.
- Review GPA calculations.
- Connect with advisors and other resources available at other UC campuses.
- Review transition admission requirements, including required courses, process and deadlines for your desired major.
- Apply for a Change of College and review next steps to ensure a smooth transition to your new UC college.
Once you have determined with your UC Blue Ash College advisor that you are ready to make the transition to the UC Uptown campus, you should take the following steps:
Step One: Explore your major
Check out your desired major and transition application criteria. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to review criteria and required coursework. Watch for announcements regarding visiting academic advisors from your college of interest and take time to meet with them.
Step Two: Complete Required Coursework
If your desired major requires specific pre-requisite or first year courses, it is important that you complete those courses to meet expectation. Meet with your assigned academic advisor as needed to confirm you are on track to progress through your major requirements or to the application process for your major.
Step Three: Apply by posted deadlines
Apply! Access the online Change of College form below. Follow the instructions and submit the form with the desired college. Deadlines vary by College.
Application Deadlines: Some colleges require only the submission of the online Change of College form. The standard deadlines are:
- Fall Semester: July 1
- Spring Semester: November 1
- Summer Semester: March 1
Selective programs require submission of an application in addition to the online Change of College form AND deadlines for submission vary from the standard. Students should review transition information specific to their college of interest.
Some colleges with varying dates include:
- Blue Ash (Selective Programs)
- College Conservatory of Music (CCM)
- College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP)
- College of Nursing
Check out the Major/College Change Advising webpage for more information.
Step Four: Apply for scholarships and awards available to transition students
Some colleges offer specific transition student scholarships. Check with your college of interest to see what opportunities are available.
If you are graduating with an associate degree and transitioning to an on-campus baccalaureate program, you may be eligible to apply for the “Transition Student Scholarship” or the “Transition Access Award.” For more criteria information and application deadlines, visit TTAC Transition Scholarship.
All students should complete a scholarship search in Scholarship Universe to seek available funding opportunities. To access Scholarship Universe, login to Catalyst and click on the "scholarship" tile to see your personalized opportunities.
Step Five: Look for your offer of admission from your college
Allow time for an admission decision to be made as the application review process varies by college. Check your student email account regularly for an admission decision directly from the college.
Step Six: Confirm your offer of admission to your new major and program
Once you have been offered admission to your new college on the Uptown or UC Blue Ash campus, you must confirm your admission to make it official. By completing and submitting the confirmation form, you are solidifying your enrollment with your new college. Your offer confirmation must be completed before the college will officially switch your major/program from UC Blue Ash College to the program in your new college.
Some selective programs have steps in addition to the online confirmation outlined below. Some programs also have specific deadlines for response.
You will receive an email to your UC email account if your change in major is approved. Log back into the Change Existing Major to a New Major Application and "Confirm" your request. Your degree plan will be updated only after you select "Confirm." This is a very important step and must be done for you to receive your next steps in the transition process.
Step Seven: Meet with your new college/advisor
It is strongly recommended that you meet with an academic advisor for your new major/program at the earliest date possible. Some colleges will allow you to schedule an individual advising appointment, while others will require that you attend an orientation.
Step Eight: Attend transfer/transition welcome event
This event coordinated by the Transfer and Transition Advising Center provides an orientation to the Uptown campus. During these events, you will learn more about resources, hear from public safety, take a tour of campus, meet other transfer students, and, on full days, meet with your college. Participants often feel more connected to campus and ready to start their first semester.
Each college has specific transition information and processes. Review information at the website for your college of interest.
University of Cincinnati Learning Commons
- Academic Coaching* offers a mentoring relationship with a fellow UC student who focuses on helping you build your academic success skills and serves as a guide to useful resources on campus.
- Academic Writing Center (AWC)* offers tutoring for all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to incorporating research. You can meet one-on- one with a tutor or submit a paper for feedback. The AWC is located in Langsam 401N.
- Learning Assistants (LAs) participate in large-lecture classrooms to help faculty create active and engaging learning spaces.
- Learning Communities (LCs) are made up of diverse groups of students and faculty who come together because of shared academic interests to interact in two or more university courses.
- Math and Science Support (MASS) Center provides tutor-led study tables for many math and science courses. You can view the up-to-date study table schedule on the Learning Commons website. The MASS Center is located in 2133 French Hall West.
- Peer Tutoring* sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor who addresses your course questions and concerns to help you master content.
- Success Skills Workshops (SSWs)* are one-hour group sessions that focus on skills you need to be successful in college like studying, note-taking, motivation, & more. Find the schedule on the Learning Commons website.
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students in historically difficult courses, primarily in STEM fields.
- Supplemental Review Sessions (SRS) are one-credit hour courses that run parallel to your MATH/STAT course. In your weekly small group meetings, you'll work with an SRS Leader to review material relevant to your MATH/STAT class. Check with your advisor to see which section of MATH 1096 you should enroll in on Catalyst.
Transition Information by College
Focus on Transition: October 2-6
Planning to change to another UC college to complete your academic program or pursue a bachelor’s degree?
Connect with your college/program of interest during this week of VIRTUAL transition info sessions, advising appointments, drop-in hours, and a table fair via Zoom.
For most colleges, the deadline to apply for College Change for Spring 2024 = November 1
Now is the time to plan for a future college change!
Transition Basics for All Students
Information for and Steps to a COLLEGE CHANGE
Attend this session to learn more about the basics of college change and items to consider when preparing for that change.
- Basics Session
- Monday, Oct. 2
- 4:00 – 4:45 PM
- Connect to Monday Basics Session
- Basics Session
- Tuesday, Oct. 3
- 12:00 – 12:45 PM
- Connect to Tuesday Basics Session
Transition Virtual Table Fair
Connect for the Virtual Table Fair to connect with representatives from each of UC’s Clifton/Uptown Colleges and Pre-Professional Advising.
- Virtual Table Fair
- Wednesday, Oct. 4
- 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Students can drop-in anytime between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to connect with the college of their choice.
All UC Colleges are offering opportunities to connect this week, including Allied Health, Arts & Sciences, Blue Ash, Business, CCM, CEAS, CECH, DAAP, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Pre-Professional Advising.
Questions about your major/program at Blue Ash? Please contact your assigned Blue Ash advisor regarding your current academic program.
Throughout the semester UC Clifton, Blue Ash and Clermont College host a wide range of events specifically with Transition and Major Changer students in mind. For your convenience and more details about each campus' offerings, please check TTAC Events.
Transition students are those who are moving from one University of Cincinnati college to another. For students who meet specific criteria, various scholarship opportunities exist to support them in their pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Learn more about these opportunities.
UC Blue Ash Advising Center
Muntz Hall Room 125