UC Blue Ash College

Selective Program Admission Steps

There are a number of steps to follow in order to complete the selective program admission process. For those who are not already students of a University of Cincinnati, they must also complete the application and confirmation process for the University.

Step One: Review The Selective Program Admission Requirements, FAQs & Deadlines

Before starting, you should review the selective program admission minimum requirements, the FAQs which provide details about the programs, and the important deadlines. You may notice the deadlines and requirements are different than those for other programs at UC Blue Ash College, please make sure you follow the dates and requirements related to this selective program admission process.

Step Two: Apply to the University of Cincinnati

Note: This step is for those who are not already a student at the University of Cincinnati.

Complete the Online Application

Before completing the selective program admission application, you must first apply to the University of Cincinnati.

Choose Pre-Health Professions as your Program of Choice

Any student with the intention of applying through the selective admission process for Nursing (RN), Radiologic Imaging Technology, Dental Hygiene or Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) should choose "Pre-Health Professions" along with their program of interest when they apply to UC Blue Ash. Depending on your intended program, you will choose:

  • Dental Hygiene: Pre-Health Professions with an Interest in Dental Hygiene
  • Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA): Pre-Health Professions with an Interest in EFDA
  • Nursing (RN): Pre-Health Professions with an Interest in Nursing
  • Radiologic Imaging Technology: Pre-Health Professions with an Interest in Radiologic Imaging Technology

At the end of the application you will also be required to pay a $50 application fee, and will need to start the process of having transcript(s) submitted.

Submit Transcripts

High School and College transcripts must be sent by the school or certificate provider. If the transcripts are being provided by the student, they MUST BE stamped "official" in a sealed envelope from the school. If you have questions about submission, call 513-558-9988.

  • Official High School Transcript (must be sent from the school or GED certificate and test scores) *If submitted by student the transcript MUST BE stamped "official" in a SEALED envelope from the school.
  • Official College Transcript(s) - You are required to provide official transcripts from every college you have attended regardless of the number of credit hours you took or the grades you earned. If you have earned fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter college credits, you must submit high school transcripts as part of your transfer application.

Send Transcripts to:

University of Cincinnati
Office of Admissions
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091

Step Three: Confirm Your Admission to UC

Note: This step is for those who are not already a student at the University of Cincinnati.

Confirming your admission is the next step toward becoming a UC Blue Ash student. It officially completes the admission acceptance process and enables us to finalize your financial aid arrangements.

An admission confirmation to the University of Cincinnati does not mean you are admitted into the clinical program. You must also submit an application for selective program admission. Current UC Clermont and UC Uptown students do not need to submit a change of college form in order to apply to clinical programs.

During confirmation, you will be required to pay a $50 confirmation fee.

Step Four: Complete Selective Program Admission Application

For new students, you may apply to a clinical program through the selective program admission application only after a University of Cincinnati offer has been receieved. New students must confirm
their university admission by the Selective Admissions application deadline in order to have their selective program admission application reviewed. For current UC students, this is the next step for you after reviewing the selective admission requirements and details.

Students who meet the selective admission criteria are encouraged to apply to the health program(s) of their choice via the electronic application available on the Selective Admissions application webpage. In preparation for the online application, students should have the following required documents and information available.

  1. Do you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the desired program? Review the program admission requirements. If you have not met these minimum requirements, you are not eligible to apply to the program and should see your academic advisor for next steps.
  2. If your information is not up-to-date, please update your information in Catalyst. The guide available through Enrollment Services can help you with this process.
  3. The selective admissions application will require your UCID# (also called your M#), last name, first name, middle name, UC email address, last year of high school, and names of previously attended colleges/universities.
  4. Electronic files for program specific essay(s) and/or observations are needed.

Once you have the necessary resources and information prepared you can begin your application. Only complete applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Note: You may only apply to these programs a limited number of times. Please make sure you are fully aware of the requirements and rules of the selective program admission process.

Step Five: Placement Testing and Final Transcripts

Note: This step is for those who are not already a student at the University of Cincinnati.

After submitting the selective program admission application, you will still need to complete placement testing and make sure final transcripts have arrived by the end of UC’s spring semester. Check dates for the end of the spring semester using the UC Academic Calendar page.

Step Six: Selective Program Admission Decisions & Confirmation

Selective program admission decisions will be provided to applicants by mid-June. At this time, those who are accepted will be provided details via their UC email of how to confirm and prepare for the program. Those who are not accepted will have options as to how to move forward, and should meet with their advisor. They should also review the frequently asked questions pertaining to acceptance.

Additional Important Information

  • Application to these health programs does not guarantee admission, and students can apply to any one selective admission program only twice. Students who meet minimum qualifications will be considered for admission and will be notified by mid-June..
  • Students who do not return the acceptance form by the date listed in their email will be removed from the program admission list and their space may be offered to the next most qualified student.
  • Following acceptance to the health programs, students must meet the following requirements:
    1. Attend mandatory orientation sessions
    2. Purchase appropriate uniforms, supplies, and educational materials
    3. Document current immunizations
    4. Document health care provider CPR certification
    5. Arrange for personal transportation to and from clinical sites
    6. Undergo background checks and drug testing as may be required by the program or the clinical site
    7. Meet additional program specific requirements, See program information for details:

Contact Information

Have general questions about selective program admissions or questions about the requirements for a specific program? Here is the contact information for the advising center and each of the programs.

Email or call us with any questions, we are happy to assist!

Dental Hygiene
Allied Health Department
Phone: 513-558-7928

Walters Hall | Room 289
Phone: 513-558-9463

Radiologic Technology
Allied Health Department
Phone: 513-558-7928
Email: ucbaalhdept@uc.edu

Veterinary Technology Department
Stacey Benton, DVM
Phone: 513-558-9400

UC Blue Ash Advising Center
Muntz Hall Room 125