Congratulations on your admission to the UC Blue Ash College! The application process may be over, but your work to become a Bearcat is not quite finished. Please use this page as a resource as you complete the appropriate next steps to prepare for your first semester on the UCBA campus. Welcome to the Blue Ash Bearcat Community!
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1. Confirm your Admission
Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Blue Ash College! To ensure your spot in our incoming class, please make sure to confirm your admission. You will also be required to pay a $50 confirmation fee.
- Confirming is an important step toward becoming a Blue Ash Bearcat. Completing your Confirmation Form enables you to register for Orientation and apply four housing at UC Uptown.
- In order to be scholarship eligible, please confirm your admission by May 1st.
2. Apply for Financial Aid
The FAFSA will be made available on October 1 of your senior year and it is important to fill it out as soon as possible. If you have not done so yet, make this a priority! Because some aid programs are awarded on a first-come first-served basis, submission of your FAFSA by December 1 of your senior year ensures that you receive maximum consideration for need-based aid. Be sure to connect with the One Stop Office if you have any questions.
3. Set up your UC Credentials
Each student at the University of Cincinnati has a unique Username, Password and UCID (student number). You can use the link below to generate your UC Credentials so that you can access all of the UC systems. Please note it will take at least 48 hours post confirmation for your credentials to be generated.
4. Complete Necessary Placement Testing
Placement Tests in English, Math and Reading are required for students who do not submit college ready ACT/SAT scores or qualifying college credit. Placement tests will assist advisors in placing you in the correct classes. You are strongly encouraged to take all your placement tests at the earliest session available to you.
5. Register for Required UC Blue Ash Orientation
Orientation is your opportunity to learn about resources, get familiar with the campus, and register for classes. We will provide you with tips and strategies to help you make the most of your college career both in and out of the classroom. UCBA will offer several orientation programs beginning in May for the fall semester. Attending orientation is required for all first-year students and strongly recommended for all transfer students. Make sure to check your email for a link to register for orientation. For questions related to orientation, please call the Student Life and Engagement Office at 513-745-5773.
6. Apply for UC Uptown Housing (optional)
UC Blue Ash students are welcome to live at the UC Uptown campus and can apply for housing online. In addition, UC Blue Ash College offers a free shuttle for students to take between the UC Uptown and UC Blue Ash campuses.
- The fall housing application will be available in March. The priority deadline is in early May.
- Note: Students must confirm their admission prior to applying for Housing.
7. Send your Final High School Transcript
Admission offers are contingent upon successful completion of high school coursework. Students must submit an official, final high school transcript to verify graduation.