New Student Guide

New Students

Have questions? The New Student Guide is a great resource for getting started at UC Blue Ash. Starting with an orientation checklist, the New Student Guide keeps you informed with important need to know information right out of the gate. 

What is included in the New Student Guide:

  • Orientation Checklist
  • Campus Maps
  • Advising Tools
  • Registration Information
  • One Stop Student Service Center details


Find more information:

Download the Bearcat App to stay informed about orientation and UC Blue Ash College.

  • Search for "Bearcat App" in your app store or Google Play.
  • Open the Bearcat App and search for "UC Blue Ash College."
  • Dowload the guide and stay connected.

The Bearcat App covers:

  • Finances (Billing, Financial Aid, etc.)
  • Registration
  • Academic Success Resources
  • Student Onvolvement
  • Social Media

Degree Options

Career Oriented Associate Degrees

Career Oriented programs prepare students for entrance into specific careers after two-years of study. The programs are designed to help you be a successful practitioner after earning your associate degree. These programs don’t always align nicely with the Bachelor Degree programs offered at Clifton; if you intend to eventually pursue a Bachelor’s degree, all of your credits may not transfer and you may have to take additional coursework. Learn more

Transition Oriented Associate Degrees

These programs provide the first two years of a baccalaureate program and enable students to easily transfer to the Clifton campus in order to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. Hint: Many of the programs are called “Pre-“ programs. Learn more

Additional Degree Options

UC Blue Ash College also offers many other program types such as bachelor's degrees and certificates. Learn more about the types of degrees offered at UC Blue Ash. 

Selective Admission Programs

Several programs at UC Blue Ash are transitioning to Selective Admission.  This means you will need to meet minimum criteria and will need to apply specifically to each of these programs.  Selective Admission Programs include Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology.  What should you do in the meantime?  Talk to your advisor about the Pre-Health Professions program.

Understanding Financial Aid

Know The Difference

There are many different types of Financial Aid.  Financial Aid is a term that includes loans, grants and scholarships.  Visit to learn about the different types of aid.

Check Your Status Often

It is important to check the status of your Financial Aid regularly.  Things may change and it is important to be aware of that.  Check your status by going to and clicking ‘Financial Aid’ on the left side of the page.

Ask If Unsure

There are many things that can affect Financial Aid.  Adding a class, dropping a class and withdrawing from a class can all affect Financial Aid and your bill.  Be sure to ask questions before making some of these changes.  Visit the OneStop in 150 Muntz or at for answers.

Contact Information

Student Life Office
Muntz Hall • Room 123

Phone: (513) 745-5773