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!
Incoming Student Newsletter
Dear Incoming UC Blue Ash Student –
For those of you who just graduated from high school, congratulations on this milestone! I truly hope you are enjoying this season of celebration with family and friends. For those who are transferring from another college/university, we are excited that you chose UC Blue Ash College to continue the pursuit of your academic and career goals!
Summer means vacations, parties, rest, work, and also thinking about what’s next. Here at UC Blue Ash, we’re busy preparing for your arrival on campus on August 26. Your professors are writing syllabi, updating their classes, and finding ways to create great learning experiences for you. We’re working to get our facilities ready as well. You’ll notice that Muntz Hall is being renovated. Even if you don’t have classes on the third floor this semester, please check out the new classrooms and beautiful, updated space—more windows, better heating and cooling, studentfriendly desks, and updated technology. Over the next few years we will continue the multi-phase renovation project as we perform a complete makeover of this building.
This year, we have even more ways for you to get connected. Some highlights this fall include New Student Convocation, Welcome week events like Wear Red Get Fed, the Involvement Expo and Fall Fest, and our UC Homecoming celebration. I encourage you to invite a classmate to stick around for some of our events.
Moving into fall semester, you might be wondering what you need to do to be ready. Here are a few thoughts:
- Attend orientation and register for classes.
- Waive your student health insurance if you have other coverage.
- Check your UC email by going to mail.uc.edu.
- Log into Blackboard, our learning management system. You can click on your classes, and most syllabi with textbook assignments will be posted before classes start.
- Let your friends and family know that you won’t be returning texts during classes.
- Bring a notebook and something to write with on the first day of classes.
- Give yourself some extra time the first week or two of classes. Traffic around school and parking gets congested in the first few weeks of the semester.
As we prepare to welcome the largest new student class in our college history, I want you to know how excited we are that you chose to attend UC Blue Ash College! We will provide you with the exceptional teaching, personal support and resources you need to be successful, it’s up to you take advantage. As we like to say - We make it possible. You make it happen. See you this fall!
Robin Lightner, Ph.D. Dean, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
A Note about Prevention Training
New UC Blue Ash Students – don’t forget to complete your online prevention trainings before August 26! AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergrads provide important information for all incoming students. Be sure to check your UC email for the training invitation; you are expected to complete this training by the start of fall semester. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Download the University of Cincinnati App!
The University of Cincinnati Mobile App is the best way for you to stay connected to all things UC. With the swipe of a finger, you can access campus maps, shuttle trackers, Blackboard Mobile, One Stop and more. To download the free app on iOS and Android, visit the app store.
Check out the UC Bookstore for Textbook and Software Needs!
You can get all required classroom texts and lab materials for purchase or rent at the UCBA Bookstore. In addition to textbooks, the bookstore provides a complete line of discounted school supplies and a variety of beverages and snacks to help you stay focused all day long!
Download FREE Microsoft Office
The University now offers the Microsoft Office suite as a free download to students via their Office 365 student e-mail account. Since you are a confirmed UC student, you will be able to use the software free of charge. For information about Microsoft and additional software downloads, please visit UCIT Services.
Apply for an On Campus Job
UC Blue Ash College offers great part-time options for students to work on campus. We have more than 500 faculty and staff, and they are always looking for students who want to be a part of our team. Student workers generally work between 5 - 20 hours per week and will assist in a large variety of tasks, depending on the department. For more information, please visit ucblueash.edu/resources.
All incoming undergraduate students attending UC Blue Ash, who are registering for six or more credit hours, are required to register with Med+Proctor and submit immunization records. Submit immunization and health records online.
UC Blue Ash offers a FREE shuttle that runs between the Blue Ash and Clifton campuses during the fall and spring semesters. The shuttle begins pick-up at 7:00 a.m. in the Rec Center Circle on the UC Uptown campus and they run continuously between campuses until 9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
Online Swag Shop
Visit the UC Online Swag Shop to download free Cincinnati swag and show your Bearcat Pride!
Follow UC Blue Ash College
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.