UC Blue Ash College

First-Time Students with International Credit

There may be additional application requirements for U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents with prior international education. Please note these requirements are different for first-time college students and transfer college students.

Application Requirements

  • Submit your online application.
  • Pay the $50 Application Fee online.
  • Submit your official transcripts directly to the University of Cincinnati:

University of Cincinnati

Office of Admissions

PO Box 210091

Cincinnati, OH 45221

  • 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:
    • TOEFL: 66 iBT
      • minimum of 15 on each section
    • IELTS: 6.0 Overall
      • minimum of 5.5 on each section
    • SAT:
      • New SAT (March 2016 & beyond): 520 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
      • Old SAT (before March 2016): 480 Critical Reading
    • ACT: 20 English
    • PTE: 46
    • ELS: 112
    • English Language Requirement Exemptions
      • There are only three conditions for being exempt from taking a standardized test to demonstrate your English proficiency.
        • You have taken a full year of high school in the U.S. and earned a passing grade in one year of standard English (not ESL). This must be shown on your transcripts.
        • You have earned a passing score on the O-Level Exam.
        • 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 web page for detailed information.

Questions? Contact the UC Blue Ash College Admission Office at admissions@ucblueash.edu or 513-745-5700.


Contact Information

Admissions Office
Phone: 513-745-5700
Email: admissions@ucblueash.edu