UC Blue Ash College

Placement Frequently Asked Questions

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Below are answers to frequently asked questions about Placement Testing at UC Blue Ash.

All students are required to complete a Writing GSP and a math placement test, unless qualifying ACT/SAT scores or Transfer Credit has been provided to the university. The placement tool and tests offered at UC Blue Ash are Writing, Math, Reading and Foreign Language Placement.

The Reading Placement test needs to be completed by students who have a high school GPA below a 2.2 or have earned high school equivalency diploma only, unless qualifying ACT/SAT scores have been submitted to the university.

Please contact ucbaplacement@uc.edu or call 513-558-9425 if you are a student needing to complete the reading placement test and do not have ACT/SAT scores on file.

The reading placement test have the option to be taken up to two times upon request. Please visit our appeals and retakes page for additional information. Please visit the Math Placement Assessment FAQs for the retake policy.

Guided Self-Placement (GSP) will help students decide which college writing course will be the right place for them to begin the English composition sequence at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. The Guided Self-Placement for Writing tool asks a series of questions related to students' experiences with writing, provides information about the writing courses in the English Composition sequence, and then asks students to select which writing course they will register for at orientation.

If you have filled out the pre-enrollment survey on your Bearcat Portal, you will see that To-Do item completed. This indicates you have successfully completed the Guided Self-Placement Tool. At the end of your Math placement test, you will receive a score. Please write down this score down, as it will disappear once you exit out of the results screen. Your score has automatically been uploaded to our database, and your score information will be provided to your academic advisor to assist you with course registration.

Please use the buttons below to determine your Math and Reading Course Placement. The GSP Tool for Writing directs you to select the course that is appropriate for you.

If any unforeseen circumstances prevent you from completing the GSP or Math placement test, call 513-558-9425 or email ucbaplacement@uc.edu. You may have to take a test during another session. Please provide your UC username and UCID.

The GSP Tool and the placement tests do not register you for classes. They only indicate your course selections so that you will be able register for the courses you choose through orientation or One Stop.

If you completed the GSP tool or placement tests at any UC college (Uptown or Clermont) within the last 24 months, your score will still be in the system. If you took a placement test at another institution, you still need to complete the GSP Tool and the UC Math Placement Test unless you are exempt. For additional questions, please email ucbaplacement@uc.edu.


Contact Information

Placement Testing
Muntz Hall
Phone: 513-558-9425