Selective Program Admission Process

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.

The following steps apply to those who are looking to apply to the following programs:

  • Nursing RN Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Medical Assisting Services

Step One: Review The Selective Program Admission Requirements, FAQ's, and Deadlines.

Before starting, you should review the selective program admission minimum requirements, the FAQ's 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 (and $50 application fee)

Before completing the selective program admission application, you must first apply to the University of Cincinnati. Review the Admissions website for important dates and next steps.

Choose Pre-Health Professions as your Program of Choice

Any student with the intention of applying through the selective program admission process for Nursing (RN), Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygiene, or Medical Assisting Services should choose "Pre-Health Professions" as their program of choice on the application. 

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.  

Transcript Submission

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)745-5700

  • 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 thier university admission by May 1 in order to have their selective program admission application reviewed. For current UC students, this is the first step for you after Step One: 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 before March 1. 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 program admission requirementsIf 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. Is all of your demographic information (address, telephone numbers, etc.) up-to-date in the UC system? If your information is not up-to-date, go to the One Stop link provided here to update demographic information.
  3. Information needed includes the UCID#/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.  See program links for details regarding program specific requirements. Dental Hygiene RequirementsNursing Requirements | Radiologic Technology Requirements | Medical Assisting Services Requirements | Veterinary Technology Requirements

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 prior to May 5. 

Step Six: Selective Program Admission Decisions and Confirmation

Selective program admission decisions will be provided to applicants by June 14 (for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Rad Tech) or July 19 (for Medical Assisting). At that time, those who are accepted will be provided details via email or mail on 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

Have Questions? We Can Help!

Have general questions about selective program admission 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!

Advising Center
Muntz Hall • Room 125

Phone: (513) 745-5753

Nursing, RN Technology
Walters Hall • Room 289

Phone: (513) 745-5665

Radiologic Technology
Allied Health Department
Walters Hall • Room 104

Phone: (513) 936-1631

Veterinary Technology Department
Vet Tech • Room 106B

Stacey Benton, DVM
Phone: (513) 936-1506

Dental Hygiene
Walters Hall • Room 189

Phone: (513) 745-5635


Medical Assisting Services
Allied Health Department
Walters Hall • Room 104

Phone: (513) 936-1631