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4,780 STUDENT ENROLLMENT

UC Blue Ash is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio.

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ACADEMIC BUILDINGS

Our vibrant campus continues to grow to embrace the next generations of students.

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marks the spot. At UC Blue Ash College, we’re looking forward – to what’s next in academics, innovation, and student engagement. We’re committed to a diverse, inclusive, dynamic environment where students thrive. What’s next for you? We’re sure you’ll find the answer right here.

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academics UC Blue Ash provides an authentic University of Cincinnati education that’s both rigorous and relevant. You will have access to more than 50 academic programs at our college and hundreds more at UC Uptown, many nationally ranked, all with opportunities for real-world learning.

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CHOOSE YOUR ACADEMIC PATH. We offer a variety of academic options, including Career-Oriented Programs, Transition-Oriented Programs and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Career-Oriented Associate Degree Programs

Career-oriented programs prepare students for entrance into specific careers after two years of study. These programs are designed to help you begin your professional career after earning your associate degree. Applied Graphic Communication

Medical Assisting Services

Business Management Technology

Nursing, RN Technology

Dental Hygiene Technology

Radiologic Technology

Electronic Media Technology

Veterinary Technology

Information Technology Career-oriented programs align with our Bachelor’s Degree in Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS), or, in the case of Radiologic Technology, with our Bachelor’s Degree in Radiation Science Technology (BRST), but don’t always align with bachelor’s programs at the UC Uptown campus. If you plan to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree at UC Uptown or another university, all credits may not transfer and you may have to take additional coursework.

Transition-Oriented Associate Degree Programs

Transition-oriented programs provide students with the first two years of their education before transitioning into a baccalaureate program at our college, UC’s Uptown campus, or another university. UC Blue Ash College is accredited and closely aligned with UC’s academic requirements, making it easy for all of your credits to transfer into a bachelor’s program. Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (Pre)

Health Sciences (Pre)

Applied Graphic Communication

History

Biological Sciences

Information Technology

Business Administration (Pre)

Liberal Arts

Chemistry

Medical Laboratory Science (Pre)

Chemistry-ACS

Middle Childhood Education (Pre)

Communication

Mortuary Science (Pre)

Communication Sciences and Disorders (Pre)

Nursing, RN Technology

Criminal Justice (Pre)

Organizational Leadership (Pre)

Early Childhood Education (Pre)

Psychology

Electronic Media Technology

Secondary Education (Pre)

English

Social Work (Pre)

Environmental Studies

Sport Administration (Pre)

Health Education (Pre)

Pre-Professional Advising Tracks (Non-Degree)

These programs offer the first two years of instruction for students interested in transitioning to professional programs. No degree is awarded. Pre-Dental

Pre-Law

Pre-Medicine

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

2+2 Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Many students choose to earn their bachelor’s degree entirely on our campus. We offer a convenient 2+2 approach, where students first earn their associate degree, then seamlessly continue their education in one of these baccalaureate programs. Applied Administration (BTAS)

Radiation Science Technology (BRST)


Choose from more than 50 academic degree and certificate programs:

Biological Sciences Chemistry

ART, COMMUNICATION & SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Clinical Research

English Environmental Studies

Law (Pre)

Liberal Arts

Mortuary Science (Pre)

BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS

Accountancy Applied Administration (BTAS)+

Business Management Technology • • • • •

Accounting Financial Services Management Marketing Real Estate

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Organizational Leadership (Pre) Sport Administration (Pre) Early Childhood Education (Pre)

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Middle Childhood Education (Pre) • • • • • •

Language Arts & Math Language Arts & Natural Science Language Arts & Social Studies Math & Natural Science Social Studies & Math Social Studies & Natural Science

Secondary Education (Pre) • Chemistry • Life Sciences • Social Studies & History

Secondary Education (Pre) • Language Arts • Math

Special Education (Pre)

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Transition-oriented associate degrees are aligned with specific bachelor’s degree programs at UC Colleges.

Career Programs:

Career-oriented associate degrees prepare you for entrance into specific careers after two years of study.

Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences – complete Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences – complete Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry Provides certification for students who already hold an appropriate degree. Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Science – complete bachelor’s degree in Communication Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Science – complete bachelor’s degree in English Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Science – complete bachelor’s degree in History Pre-professional track. Choose Liberal Arts. Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in a variety of non-science majors. Specialized area of study provides an extra credential upon graduation.

• • •

Business Administration (Pre)

Transition Programs:

Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences

Media Criticism & Journalism

WHERE IT’LL TAKE YOU

Begin your career: Graphic Designer, Production Artist Transition to: College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning—after first year may apply to the bachelor’s program in Communication Design. **

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Communication

History

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

• • • •

Applied Graphic Communication

Chemistry–ACS

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE

UC Blue Ash College Degree & Certificate Programs

WHAT YOU’LL EARN NON-DEGREE

CHOOSE A PROGRAM

Transfer to: Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS) – complete bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science

Provides certification for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree. Advance your career: Communication, community & leadership skills Transition to: Carl H. Lindner College of Business – complete Bachelor of Business Administration degree** Begin your career: Entry level accounting positions Begin your career: Insurance Agent, Customer Service Rep, Financial Planning Begin your career: Business Manager Begin your career: Retail Sales, Sales Promotion, Sales Management Begin your career: Real Estate Agent / Broker Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership Transition to: College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) – complete bachelor’s degree in Sport Administration**

Transition to: College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) – complete bachelor’s degree in Education** A bachelor’s degree in education is the minimum educational requirement for entering the teaching profession. These programs provide the first two years toward completion of the corresponding bachelor’s degree at the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH).** Students must be admitted into the CECH cohort through a selective admissions process for completion of the bachelor’s degree and teacher licensure.

These one-year programs (non-degree) provide the first year of the baccalaureate program at the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH). Students completing the first year must apply to and be accepted into the program at CECH.


Visit ucblueash.edu/academics for program details and requirements.

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• Business • Health Care • Information Technology

Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (Pre) Communication Sciences and Disorders (Pre) Dental Hygiene Technology* Dentistry (Pre)

HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS

Medical Assisting Services* Apply via Pre Health Professions.

Medicine (Pre)

Apply via Pre Health Professions.

Pharmacy (Pre)

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Radiologic Technology* Apply via Pre Health Professions.

Veterinary Technology*

SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAMS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

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Deaf Studies Psychology Social Work (Pre)

Electronic Media Technology Information Technology Interactive Web Multimedia

Pre-professional track. Choose Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Health Sciences (Pre). Transition to: College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) – complete bachelor’s degree in Health Education** Students wishing to apply to the Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs apply via the Health Professions (Pre) track. Transition to: College of Allied Health Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences** Begin your career: Medical Assistant Specialized area of study provides an extra credential upon graduation. Transition to: College of Allied Health Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences** Pre-professional track. Choose Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Health Sciences (Pre). Begin your career: Registered Nurse or Transition to: College of Nursing – complete bachelor’s degree in RN–BSN Mobility Program Pathway to advance your career: Registered Nurse. Must have LPN license at time of application. A second, selective admission process is required to enter the Nursing Tech program.

Advance your career: Supervisory role in radiation science field

This is a fully online baccalaureate program. For program requirements and complete details, call 866-665-4187 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

Begin your career: Radiologic Technologist Begin your career: Veterinary Technician or continue in a Veterinary Technologist program Pre-professional track. Choose Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Health Sciences (Pre).

Criminal Justice (Pre)

Animation

Begin your career: Dental Hygienist

(fully online)

Veterinary Medicine (Pre)

Career-oriented associate degrees prepare you for entrance into specific careers after two years of study.

Transition to: College of Pharmacy – apply to the PharmD program**

Radiation Science Technology

Apply via Pending Vet Tech.

Career Programs:

Transition to: College of Allied Health Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders**

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Nursing, RN Technology* Nursing, LPN–RN

Transition-oriented associate degrees are aligned with specific bachelor’s degree programs at UC Colleges.

Transition to: College of Allied Health Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology**

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Health Sciences (Pre)

Medical Laboratory Science (Pre)

Transition Programs:

For graduates of Ohio Technical Center programs, this associate degree completion program translates technical program clock hours into free block technical credit toward a general associate degree.

Health Education (Pre) Health Professions (Pre)

WHERE IT’LL TAKE YOU

For students who have not selected a program, Exploratory Studies provides core classes for the first year of study before transitioning into selected program.

Technical Studies (ATS)

Apply via Pre Health Professions.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Exploratory Studies (Undecided)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

UC Blue Ash College Degree & Certificate Programs

ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE

WHAT YOU’LL EARN NON-DEGREE

CHOOSE A PROGRAM

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+ Associate degree in Applied or Technical Studies from an accredited institution required to apply to this program. * These programs participate in a selective admissions process. Contact the department for detailed information. Please note there are earlier application deadlines for the selective admissions programs.

Transition to: College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) – complete bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Provides certification for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree Transition to: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Psychology Transition to: College of Allied Health Sciences – complete bachelor’s degree in Social Work** Specialized area of study provides an extra credential upon graduation. Begin your career: Publishing, TV, Advertising, Photography, Motion Pictures Transition to: College Conservatory of Music (CCM)** Begin your career: Computer Networking, Database Management Transition to: College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services** Specialized area of study provides an extra credential upon graduation. ** Some UC colleges or programs within them have selective admissions or specific GPA requirements; transition eligibility is not guaranteed.


we make college

affordable

Low tuition + a great UC education = an amazing value.

Our tuition is nearly More than

good neighbors

in scholarships and grants are available to UC Blue Ash students each year.

Tuition reciprocity is available to students in some counties of Indiana and Kentucky. Visit uc.edu/registrar for details.

$1,000,000 that of other colleges and universities.

See the value.

UC BLUE ASH TUITION & FEES Part-Time

Full-Time

Full-Time

$221

$2,637

$5,274

General Fee (includes parking)

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233

466

ITIE Fee (Information Technology)

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135

270

$251

$3,005

$6,010

366

4,399

8,798

$617

$7,404

$14,808

Part-Time

Full-Time

Full-Time

BTAS Ohio Resident Total*

$319

$3,836

$7,672

BTAS Non-Resident Total*

$736

$8,834

$17,668

BRST Ohio Resident Total*

$466

$5,575

$11,150

BRST Non-Resident Total*

$481

$5,755

$11,510

Non-Resident Surcharge Non-Resident Total*

UCBA Bachelor’s Programs

(per cr. hr.)

(per term)

(per year)

Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies (BTAS)

Bachelor of Radiation Science Technology (BRST)

UCBA ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

UCBA BTAS UCBA BRST BACHELOR’S ONLINE DEGREE BACHELOR’S PROGRAM DEGREE PROGRAM

$11,000

Ohio Resident Total*

(per year)

$11,150

Instructional Fee

(per term)

$7,672

(per cr. hr.)

$6,010

UCBA Standard Programs

UC UPTOWN

*Tuition and fees are for 12-18 hours per semester. This does not include additional costs such as books, lab/college/program fees, the first year student success fee and health insurance premiums. Some UCBA technology and health care programs may have additional program fees. Visit www.ucblueash.edu/fees for complete details. UCBA students registering as part-time students with Uptown campus courses will be charged appropriate Uptown campus fees. Full-time students matriculated at UCBA pay full-time UCBA fees; however, if taking 7 or more credit hours of Uptown courses, students will be charged a differential fee. Fees are subject to change by the UC Board of Trustees. ** Tuition rates as of August 2017.


Scholarships Academic Achievement Scholarship The Academic Achievement Scholarship is awarded automatically to incoming freshmen, who have not previously attended another college or university as a degree-seeking student, with a final 3.2 minimum (unweighted) high school GPA, who enroll as a full-time, degree-seeking student at our campus. To be considered for the scholarship, a completed admission application (to include transcript & application fee) must be received by December 1 of their senior year and a completed admission confirmation must be received on or before May 1. The University of Cincinnati must receive an official, final high school transcript showing date of graduation by July 1. The scholarship amount varies each academic year; please check with the Admissions Office for the specific amount. Provided that the student successfully completes** a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 semester GPA during their fall semester as a full-time, degreeseeking student at UCBA, the student would remain eligible for the scholarship during their spring semester as a full-time, degree-seeking student at UCBA. Additional requirements will be communicated via email. This scholarship is only valid during the first year (2 semesters) of attendance as a degree-seeking student. * Available to incoming freshmen who graduated from high school within the last calendar year. ** Grades of F, I, UW, W, X, NP, U, T, UP, and NG are not considered successful completion.

Other UCBA Scholarships Over $70,000 in scholarships are available to UCBA students each year! ucblueash.edu/scholarships

Grants Awarded based on need, grants do not require repayment. Find our list of grant programs at: financialaid.uc.edu/aid/grants.html Loans Federal Perkins Loan • Federally funded long-term loan awarded by UC • Based on financial need; early aid application • Five percent fixed interest deferred while enrolled; repayment begins nine months after less than half-time enrollment • Amount: $2,100 Federal Subsidized & Unsubsidized Direct Loans • Max. combined amounts based on need:

Freshman Sophomore Junior/Senior

Dependent Student $5,500 $6,500 $7,500

Independent Student $9,500 $10,500 $12,500

Federal Subsidized Direct Loan • Federally funded long-term certified and transmitted by UC; choice of amount • Based on financial need • Fixed interest rate 4.45% deferred while enrolled; repayment begins six months after less than half-time enrollment (effective 7/16-6/17) Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan • Federally funded long-term loan certified and transmitted by UC; choice of amount • Any student may borrow • Same as Subsidized Stafford except for interest: choice of paying interest while enrolled or allowing it to capitalize onto principal

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) • Federally funded long-term loan certified and transmitted by UC; choice of amount • Parent/Step-parent of dependent student; credit approval following completion of promissory note • Maximum amount cannot exceed budgeted cost of attendance less other aid • Fixed interest rate 7%, repayment begins 60 days after loan disbursed (effective 7/16-6/17) Work Study/Federal Work-Study • Federally subsidized employment program awarded by UC • Based on financial need; early aid application • Earning eligibility to $3,000 • Will receive biweekly paycheck based on hours worked; hourly wage depends on job responsibilities Financial Aid Application Students interested in applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The free form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You should complete the FAFSA form online as soon after October 1 as possible. Because some aid programs are awarded on a first-come, firstserved basis, an early application receives priority consideration for limited funding sources. You will need to list UC’s Title IV Code (003125) when filling out the FAFSA to ensure that UC’s Financial Aid office receives your information. Also remember that applying for financial aid is an annual process.

cincinnatipride Graduates of Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) who have not attended college can be considered for the Cincinnati Pride Grant (CPG). The Cincinnati Pride Grant recognizes UC’s long-standing partnership with the Cincinnati Public School System and reaffirms its commitment to CPS’s graduates. Eligibility & Application After applying for admission to UC, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CPS students who have a high school GPA over 2.2 and are determined to be Federal Pell Grant-eligible will automatically be considered for CPG. The CPG program ensures that the overall combination of federal, state and institutional aid will equal the full cost of tuition and a book allowance for graduates of Cincinnati Public Schools who might not otherwise be able to afford a college education.

Learn more at: financialaid.uc.edu/sfao/cpg


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“I chose UC Blue Ash so I could graduate debt-free. But that doesn’t mean I miss out on any of the college experience. Through the Honors program, I’m participating in study abroad, research opportunities and student leadership.”

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As a student in the Honors Program, Maddie (third from left) participates in extraordinary experiences outside the classroom, such as the study abroad program to Costa Rica.

In 2017-18, during its first year, 60 students were enrolled in the UC Blue Ash Honors Program. See page 30 for Honors Program requirements. University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

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Average student age

93%

A vast majority of graduates surveyed said UC Blue Ash helped them achieve their educational objectives.

Our fastest growing student age group is 20-24.

64% 36% Full-time students

Part-time students

TOP 10 Programs

NEARLY

HALF OF OUR STUDENTS ARE

FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS

A first-generation student is defined as someone who is the first in his/her immediate family to attend college.

Our most popular programs, by enrollment:

Pre-Business Administration Pre-Health Professions Exploratory Studies Information Technology Biological Sciences Pre-Criminal Justice Psychology Electronic Media Technology Business Management Technology Liberal Arts 12

1,498 Number of students that made the dean’s list (GPA of 3.4 or higher) in 2017-18

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Mackenzie Cornell (eMedia) starts her day at 2:30 a.m. as a video producer at WHIO in Dayton. She works in the newsroom until 7:30 a.m. – editing video segments for the morning news – before starting her day as a student.

“I love the flexibility of studying at UC Blue Ash.“ About 75 percent of our students work at least part-time while attending classes, so we strive to create flexible scheduling options that work for anyone. “The eMedia program focuses a lot on technique, which drives me to continue getting better,” notes Mackenzie. “I met some really talented friends through the program, and it’s awesome to implement things I learn in class into the work I do at the station.”

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On campus, Mackenzie finds time to lead and engage. She served as a Student Ambassador – hosting campus events and serving as a student “face” of the college.

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YEARS

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For 10 consecutive years, our eMedia students have been recognized for their work with awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


real world MAKE

CONNECTIONS

Professor Wendy Calaway (right) and student Zachary Ziv discuss community activism and policing. Ziv’s passion to seek a career in police reform and local politics was fueled by Calaway’s example.

Like many UC Blue Ash professors, criminal justice professor Wendy Calaway practices what she preaches. Along with teaching criminal justice, criminology, and corrections courses, she uses her experience as a practicing attorney to provide real-life cases for her students and to bring judges, law enforcement officers, and federal agents to the classroom.

“Small class sizes allow students and professors to share different perspectives and build genuine relationships. In building these relationships, learning can become transformational.” Inside or outside of the classroom, UC Blue Ash professors routinely expand on these transformational relationships through mentoring, research opportunities, professional presentations and real-world collaboration.

“The people who work here are not only brilliant, creative and industrious, but they are incredibly generous with their time and talents.”

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In 2015, Professor Calaway successfully argued an appeals case to the Ohio Supreme Court, setting a new precedent for criminal cases across the state. While Calaway was in the courtroom presenting her argument, her class was watching through closed circuit TV. “It was a great experience for me and a learning experience for them. We talked about the case and appeal process in class.”

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prepare for your

adventure Students who study abroad often claim they return a completely different person with a new respect for diversity and a fresh perspective. Having the opportunity to step (or leap!) out of one’s comfort zone, perhaps for the first time, is priceless.

In 2019, UC Blue Ash Study Abroad will feature programs in Great Britain and PerĂş. ucblueash.edu/saec

D A O R B A Y D STU

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AGENTS

OF

Sociology professor Tamika Odum is making an impression after just four years at the college. She receives rave reviews from her students and peers alike and is the recipient of UC’s Award for Excellence in Service. She’s a dynamic personality who is passionate about teaching and preparing students to go out and set the world on fire.

“I see myself as a change agent – creating an environment that allows students to see the world in a different light.” And she’s found UC Blue Ash is the perfect place to make it happen.

“UC Blue Ash feels like a family. I am able to get to know students more than I would if I were teaching at one of the larger campuses.”

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Our Core Values

The faculty, staff, and students of the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College work together to carry out the college’s mission and vision, guided by a special set of core values that are the foundation of who we are and what we want to become. We value... • the individual talents of our students, faculty, and staff. • student-centered teaching that challenges and inspires. • comprehensive education that develops critical thinking and an engaged citizenry. • rigorous, accredited programs of study. • accessible and affordable education. • diversity in experiences and perspectives. • innovative scholarship and creative works. • service to the broader community.

Our Mission

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College provides an excellent and accessible education for students from a wide array of educational and cultural backgrounds. Our student-centered approach to teaching and comprehensive services engage students so that they can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed academically, personally, and professionally. We promote innovative scholarship and creative works, free inquiry, lifelong learning, and service beyond the classroom.

Our Vision

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College will be a recognized leader in providing exceptional teaching that inspires students to unlock their potential and contribute to the local and global communities.

Our academic programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s students. From new and expanded associate degree offerings to exciting bachelor’s degree programs, we have what you need to succeed in today’s workforce. ucblueash.edu/academics

Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing health care careers in the U.S. Our new skills lab helps prepare students.

Earn your bachelor’s degree entirely at UC Blue Ash. Haley Fritz (above) earned her associate and bachelor’s degrees at our college before completing her Masters in Business Administration at UC Uptown. ucblueash.edu/success/fritz

The Environmental Studies associate degree program is new for the 2018-19 academic year.

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experience Our parklike campus is a suburban oasis – large enough to stretch your legs, but small enough to find your way.

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Next step? Visit us. The best way to experience campus life is to schedule a visit. ucblueash.edu/visit

life

Get involved. Make a difference. Be a leader. Student life and engagement opportunities are everywhere at UC Blue Ash.

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dreamers

welcome Ludwing Gonzalez dreams of earning his business degree, and of inspiring successes in the Latino community.

“I want to prove to my little brother that anything is possible. “ A young entrepreneur, Ludwing started his own cleaning company and looks forward to expanding that business into other service areas. He recently served on campus as a Student Ambassador and loves being involved, engaged and living the complete college experience.

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Hispanic/Latino & Multicultural Affairs ucblueash.edu/mca

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Lead By Example

Get the most out of your college education and connect with peers, staff and faculty through: • Leadership workshops • Mentoring opportunities • Campus leadership roles

Find Your Niche

Dozens of student groups are active on our campus – allowing you to share common interests through events and activities.

Get Physical

Enjoy friendly competition through intramural sports. Or utilize the Campus Recreation Center at the Uptown campus or the Blue Ash Recreation Center.* * UCBA student membership pricing available.

Branch Out

Is the dorm life for you? Choose to live in student housing on the Uptown campus.

Go Greek

Participate in social and service fraternities and sororities.

Engage Around Blue Ash

Student Clubs & Organizations

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Hundreds of businesses call Blue Ash home, and offer countless job, internship and volunteer opportunities. Plus, Blue Ash’s new Summit Park – just around the corner from campus – offers walking trails, an observation tower and several restaurants.

Veteran Affairs

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“Our UCBA students are amazing people. They are unique, motivated, and resilient. I am constantly surprised and amazed by how much they can overcome and what they can do.” A UC Blue Ash Distinguished Staff award winner recognized for his service to students, Daniel Sansing is an academic tutor in the Writing & Study Skills Center and an adjunct English professor. He has a unique perspective to helping students succeed. “I have autism,” notes Daniel, “but it’s really not a big deal to me anymore. I try to consciously use it as an ability, and don’t view it as a disability.” Daniel’s example inspires students to believe that their dreams are possible, and overcoming challenges is part of his daily life. A lifelong learner, he plans to return to UC as a graduate student for a second master’s degree in the near future.

Above: Daniel Sansing works with a student in the Writing and Study Skills Center. Below: Peer tutors collaborate on assignments in the Math Lab.

level Academic Labs

Free academic support labs provide personalized or small group help.

Accessibility Resources

Students with any type of disability receive equal access and appropriate accommodations.

Academic Advising

Our knowledgeable faculty and professional academic advisors help students reach their goals.

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ROOM TO

We continue to grow our campus facilities to meet the needs of the next generation of students. From our newest building, Progress Hall (pictured), to the current renovation of Muntz Hall, we’re committed to creating a great learning environment by adding new technology, comfortable classrooms and collaborative spaces.

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Airy. Open. Inspiring.

Inside and out, students find spaces to connect, engage and learn.

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92%

Our graduates are thoroughly satisfied – 92% say they would recommend UC Blue Ash to friends and family.

More than 23,000 alumni call us family. A Family Affair

After growing up in The Congo, Za mbia and Zimba the Mayambi fam bwe, ily has found a ho me at UC Blue As h. So far, four of the Mayambi siblings (Jess, Romain, Gift Joyce) and one of and their cousins (Ben edict Kikonda) ha either graduated ve from or are current ly attending UC Blu Ash College. e

From left: Siblings Gift, Joyce and Romain perform at an open mic event in the campus commons.

“I love the comm unity! UC Uptow n is a great place to be, but its too big fo r me,” says Joyce. “Here it’s a close comm unity; you’re able to mak e tight friendship s and relationship s.”

“It’s like coming full-circle.” More than 50 years after Martha Ossenbech-Smith was part of the original class at UC Blue Ash in 1967, her daughter Shannon Chalmers is following in her footsteps. She decided to return to school to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. Martha recently returned to campus as her daughter’s patient in our on-campus dental hygiene clinic.

Shannon Chalmers (left) with her mom, Martha Ossenbech-Smith.

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next lives here

We’re proud of UC’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here, leading urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact. uc.edu/strategicdirection

We are UC.

Athletics. Libraries. Exhibits & Performances. Student Organizations. Fraternities & Sororities. Experience all that comes with being a UC student. uc.edu/sald

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We make it possible. You make it happen.

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our students are

UC smart

Each year, hundreds of students transition from UC Blue Ash to the UC Uptown campus. Their performance after transition speaks volumes about the level of preparation they receive from our college.

668 3.07 UC Blue Ash students transitioned to UC’s Uptown campus in 2017.

Rigorous academics. High-quality academic programs prepare our students to continue their education with the skills they need to succeed.

Average GPA for UC Blue Ash students in their 1st year after transitioning to UC Uptown.

Seamless transitions. Our transition-oriented associate degree programs are designed to align directly with dozens of baccalaureate programs at UC’s Uptown campus, without the loss of credits.

A smart choice. Many students take advantage of the dramatic cost savings our low tuition offers before continuing on to their chosen program.

UC Blue Ash College is the smart choice for transition students. University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

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How to apply.

We offer three ty p

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opportunities a t UC Blue Ash Co

llege.

UC Blue Ash Honors Program

General Admission

College Program for Academic Success (CPAS)

This selective program is for our best and brightest students – those who are challenged by the academic rigor of our classes and who are consistent high-performers.

UC Blue Ash is an open admission institution, providing access to higher education to most prospective students with a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Requirements include a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher and an ACT score of 25 or higher or SAT score of 1200 or higher.

An ACT or SAT score is required for all applicants who graduated high school less than a year before their application is submitted.

CPAS is a conditional admission program that is designed for students who need additional support in adjusting to college academics. It is required for all incoming freshman students who have a high school GPA of less than 2.2. Please note that there are limited spots available in the CPAS program; if you meet the profile for this program you are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Apply online at

ucblueash.edu/apply

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Admission Checklist step 1: apply

FRESHMEN STUDENTS: Submit application at ucblueash.edu/apply OR via the Common Application and pay the $50 application fee. TRANSFER STUDENTS: Submit application at ucblueash.edu/apply and pay the $50 application fee.

APPLYING TO UC BLUE ASH Admission Guidelines

UCBA is an open admission institution, providing access to higher education to most with a high school diploma or the equivalent. The college’s open admission policy allows students to enter any academic semester: fall, spring or summer.* ACT or SAT results are required to be considered for admission to UC Blue Ash College. Find detailed admission information on our website: ucblueash.edu/admissions. *Spaces are limited for students applying through the CPAS conditional admission program,

Have official high school transcript (or GED diploma), ACT or SAT scores, and all previous college transcripts sent to: University of Cincinnati, Office of Admissions, PO Box 210091, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091. After graduation, have final, official transcript sent. Students who were home-schooled follow the same application process as all other applicants. To be considered, home-schooled students must submit with their application materials: a transcript, showing course grades; a detailed curriculum, including course content descriptions; a copy of the superintendent release form authorizing homeschooling; and any other requested documentation.

which may affect the ability for those applicants to start during their desired term. No CPAS admissions are processed for summer term start.

Admission Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:

Fall

July 1

August 1

December 1 for Academic Scholarship Consideration

Spring

November 15

December 15

Summer

March 15

April 15

at admissions.uc.edu/apply/status and pay the $50 confirmation fee.

step 3: test Schedule and complete placement tests for Math, English & Reading. Find detailed testing requirement information at ucblueash.edu/placement.

January Varies (several sessions)

step 2: Confirm Once you have been accepted (check your status online to track application progress by visiting admissions.uc.edu/ status), complete the Admissions Confirmation Form

August

May 1 for Academic Scholarship Consideration

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS VISIT

Campus visits are by appointment only and can be scheduled by completing an online reservation form at ucblueash.edu/visit or by calling (513) 745-5700. All campus visits are in a group setting and include an information session as well as a campus tour. The information session will brief you on major/program offerings, the application process, resources available, student life opportunities and the financial aid process. Campus visits are offered three days a week for your convenience: Mondays 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesdays 5-6:30 p.m., and Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

STEP 4: ORIENTATION Register for and attend a required orientation session. Find details at ucblueash.edu/orientation.

Financial Aid Checklist Complete a FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. UC FAFSA code is 003125. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Once you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR), review for corrections. If none are needed, keep in a file for future use. Once you have been admitted and you receive your SAR, check onestop.uc.edu for your aid status. Once your aid has been accepted, complete loan counseling, and sign promissory notes online by visiting onestop.uc.edu.

Notice of Non-Discrimination The University of Cincinnati does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities. The university does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on these bases and takes steps to ensure that students, employees, and third parties are not subject to a hostile environment in university programs or activities. The university responds promptly and effectively to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It promptly conducts investigations and takes appropriate action, including disciplinary action, against individuals found to have violated its policies, as well as provides appropriate remedies to complainants and the campus community. The university takes immediate action to end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and remedy the effects of any hostile environment on affected members of the campus community.

UC is committed to the ideal of universal Web accessibility and strives to provide an accessible Web presence that enables all university community members and visitors full access to information provided on its websites. Every effort has been made to make these pages as accessible as possible in accordance with the applicable guidelines. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age and veteran status: Section 504, ADA, Age Act Coordinator 340 University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive Cincinnati, OH 45221-0039 513-556-6381; HRONESTP@ucmail.uc.edu The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity or expression: Title IX Coordinator 3115 Edwards 1, 45 Corry Blvd. Cincinnati, OH 45221 513-556-3349; title9@ucmail.uc.edu

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what’s

VISIT US. A campus visit is the best way to learn about UC Blue Ash College.

Next week. Next year. Whenever you’re ready. Schedule your visit at:

ucblueash.edu/visit

CONNECT WITH US. Get connected with us to stay on top of everything we have to offer:

UC Blue Ash College 9555 Plainfield Road Blue Ash, OH 45236 (513) 745-5700

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UC Blue Ash College Viewbook, Rev. 8/2018

UC Blue Ash Shuttle

Only 12 miles separates UC Blue Ash from UC’s Uptown campus, keeping students connected. A free campus shuttle operates each weekday between UC Blue Ash and the Uptown campus during fall and spring semesters.

Bus Service To Our Front Door

Queen City Metro’s Rt. 4/Montgomery Road bus stops in front of Muntz Hall on our campus, providing easy access from anywhere in the city.

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UC Blue Ash College 2018-19 Viewbook  

College view book for UC Blue Ash College. Contains information about admissions, academics, student life and student spotlights.

UC Blue Ash College 2018-19 Viewbook  

College view book for UC Blue Ash College. Contains information about admissions, academics, student life and student spotlights.

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