UC Blue Ash College

Transfer Student Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to continue your higher education at UC Blue Ash! Transfer students bring a wealth of knowledge and collegiate experience with their transition to UC Blue Ash. Our goal is to assure you are best prepared to be successful at UC Blue Ash by understanding this campus, culture, and the resources we have available. Because transfer students bring various levels of collegiate experience and comfort with them to UCBA, we want YOU to pick the best orientation experience for you.

Transfer students admitted in the fall have the option of completing the online orientation. This is a 20 to 30 minute online tutorial which introduces UC Blue Ash and our resources.

Alternatively, transfer students can attend the Transfer Transition Orientation in-person. This is a two-hour program on campus which provides an opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn about resources in person, participate in a campus tour, and attain your parking permit and student ID at one time.

Transfer students admitted in the summer must complete the online orientation. We do not offer an in-person session for transfer students starting in summer.

Whether you choose the online orientation or the in-person Transfer Transition Orientation, all transfer students are required to make an individual appointment with their academic advisor to learn about course requirements and to register for classes. This is NOT included with the Transfer Transition Orientation program. You can make an appointment with your advisor by calling the Advising Center at 513-745-5753.

Online Orientation

New transfer students at UC Blue Ash have the option to complete an Online Orientation (available here) or register to attend an in-person orientation. 

The UC Blue Ash Online Orientation will take approximately 30 minutes to complete; you must complete the program in one sitting.  There are six pages that include important information about the college policies, procedures and community.  You will be required to correctly answer at least two quiz questions at the end of each page to advance.  If you get a "wrong answer" message in a red box, please review the information on that page and select a new answer. You will be able to click to the next page once all quiz questions have been answered. 

You will be asked to complete a short survey at the end of the online orientation.  We use your name, email and M# (student ID number) from this survey to verify your completion of the online orientation.

Transfer Student Transition Session

Transition sessions offer students an in-person orientation during transition into UC Blue Ash College.Consider registering to attend one of these Transfer Student Transition Sessions.

This is an optional program that includes:

  • an overview of the college processes and procedures
  • a welcome from various campus resources
  • a campus tour
  • the opportunity to meet future peers
  • and the opportunity to get your Bearcat ID card and parking permit

This session does NOT include academic advising or course registration. You must register to attend the Transfer Student Transition Program. Registration for the in-person transition session is now available.

Sample Program Agenda

Time

Event

Space

8:30-9:00

Check-In: Students and guests check-in and collect their transition packets.  Also, students have the opportunity to get student IDs and parking permits.

 

Muntz Lobby

8:30-9:00

Resource Fair: Peruse free standing resources for more information about campus resources.

Muntz Lobby

9:00-9:05

Dean's Welcome: Welcome from a member of the Dean's Administrative team.

M170

9:05-9:20

College Academic Success: Discover the expectations of you as a college student from UC Blue Ash faculty.

M170

9:20-9:35 Business of Being a Student: Learn how to manage financial aid, billing and registration from our OneStop representatives.

M170

9:33-9:50

Getting Engaged:  Learn about financial aid, OneStop, campus resources and getting involved.

Campus

9:50-10:30

Campus Resource Tour: Icebreaker, campus tour to visit the friendly staff in our resource centers, and time for small group conversation with your Student Orientation Leader.

M170

10:30-11:00

Academic Advising Overview: What is academic advising?  When can I do it? Why is it important?

*NOTE: You will NOT be registering for classes during this session.

M170

Resources

Contact Information

Chris Dziekan | Program Manager for Orientation and Leadership Development
Muntz Hall | Room 123
Phone: 513-745-5691
Email: dziekacr@uc.edu