UC Blue Ash College

Application Steps

Bearcat mascot during admissions open house event

Whether you're interested in working toward an associate degree, a professional certificate, a bachelor's degree, or even if you just want to take a class or two, you are headed in the right direction!

Step One: Apply for Admission

The first step to becoming a UC Blue Ash College student is filling out an application. But remember, there's more to applying than just filling out a form. Once you complete the application form, your next steps include submitting transcripts, test scores and beginning the finiancial aid process.

Home-Schooled Information

Students who were home-schooled follow the same application process as all other applicants. Home-schooled students who meet their state requirements for high school graduation will be considered for admission based on the same criteria as high school graduates.

To be considered, home-schooled students must submit, with their application materials:

  • a copy of the superintendent release form or district notification authorizing the home-schooling (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana students only, as required by the law)
  • other documentation may be required upon request

Step Two: Confirm Your Admission

Confirming your admission is an important step toward becoming a UC Blue Ash student. It officially completes the admission process and enables us to finalize your financial aid arrangements. Don't wait to confirm!

If you do not confirm, you will not be able to enroll. Financial aid is not possible if you do not confirm and submit final transcripts.

Step Three: Take Placement Tests

After confirmation, you need to setup your placement testing or submit qualifying exemptions (applicable transfer credit, AP scores, or qualifying ACT/SAT scores.)

Step Four: Register For Orientation

After completing placement tests, you are able to register for orientation. You must register and complete an orientation session in order to register for classes. Orientation is mandatory for new students so don't wait to register!

Upcoming Deadlines

There are four steps to being admitted and enrolling at UC Blue Ash College, and each has specific requirements and due dates. Don't miss these important deadlines!

Application Deadlines


Application Deadline


Classes begin

Fall Semester

July 1
December 1 for Academic Achievement Scholarship consideration

August 1
June 1 for Academic Achievement Scholarship consideration


Spring Semester

November 15

December 15

Summer Semester March 15 April 15 Summer Sessions Vary

Placement Testing Deadlines

New Student Orientation Deadlines

Other Enrollment Options

UC Blue Ash College is the perfect destination for a wide variety of students. Our general admission policy makes high quality accredited education available for eager learners. While the four steps above make it easy for new college applicants to apply, we understand that students come to UC Blue Ash College through many different avenues. These special admission guidelines offer the next steps for a variety of pathways.

Non-matriculated students are students who take classes at UC without being enrolled in a UC degree program. Their official status is "non-matriculated," which is a traditional academic term meaning, "not enrolled in a degree program."

International students should follow these instructions to enroll at UC Blue Ash! Depending on citizenship or residency, the process may vary.

The purpose of the program is to provide high school students who are intellectually and socially capable of doing college work with an additional educational option.


Contact Information

Admissions Office
Phone: 513-558-9998
Email: admissions@uc.edu