College Program for Academic Success (CPAS)

We’re excited for you to join us at UC Blue Ash!

Many students are admitted to UC Blue Ash College as part of the College Program for Academic Success (CPAS). This program is the first step in their successful academic future at UC.

Based on certain levels of academic performance in high school, CPAS students have been accepted to the college on the condition that they participate in this specialized program. CPAS is designed to help students begin their college studies on the right track toward graduation.

“The number one thing that helped me succeed in my first semester of college was meeting with my advisor. It was nice to have someone in my corner.”
–CPAS student

Requirements for Successful Completion of CPAS

Complete placement tests in writing, reading, and math.
Attend a CPAS Student Success Session: Meet with a CPAS Advisor and sign the CPAS Agreement that explains the requirements of the program.
Sign the CPAS Agreement. This is a contract that indicates that you agree to fulfill all CPAS requirements, including meeting your advisor throughout each semester.

Attend UC Blue Ash College Orientation.
Register for the courses approved by your CPAS Advisor.

Attend 7 regularly scheduled meetings with your CPAS Advisor per semester.
  • You must meet with your advisor once every 2 weeks. This is a mandatory, required part of the program.
Meet with your professors three times per semester to discuss your progress in your classes and complete Academic Progress Reports.

Maintain excellent attendance in your classes.

Use UCBA tutoring services as deemed necessary by your CPAS Advisor and professors.

Successfully complete 67% of your registered credit hours every semester.

Earn a 1.75 or higher GPA by the end of your first semester.

Earn a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA by the end of your second semester.

One Year to Fulfill Requirements

All students in CPAS must fulfill all CPAS requirements within two semesters to maintain enrollment at the University of Cincinnati.

Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in removal from CPAS, and the student cannot reapply to the university for at least one year.

Confirming at UCBA Confirms CPAS

When CPAS students confirm acceptance to UC Blue Ash College, they also accept to fulfill the CPAS agreement.

During a CPAS Student Success Session that occurs in conjunction with placement testing, you will meet with a CPAS Advisor and receive detailed information about this program, your responsibilities as a CPAS student, and all of the support services UC Blue Ash College has available to help you achieve your goals!

“CPAS helps give you a map of where you need to be.” –CPAS student

Placement Testing

As an incoming student of the College Program for Academic Success (CPAS), you are required to take the following three placement tests.

  • English Placement Test
  • Math Placement Test
  • Reading Placement Test

Once you have completed testing and signed your CPAS Agreement, you will be able to register for a new student orientation session. Click on the following link for details.

Benefits of Being a Part of CPAS

Participating in CPAS will enhance your learning, teach you effective study skills, and help you become part of the college community. CPAS participation will help you increase your academic success.

  • Personal attention from your CPAS Advisor and UC Blue Ash College professors.
  • Required meetings with your CPAS Advisor once every two weeks.
  • Free workshops and academic tutoring.
  • A personalized course schedule designed to build a strong foundation for success.
  • Help setting academic goals and developing effective study skills.


How to know if you or your student is enrolled in CPAS

UC Blue Ash College applicants are notified as a part of the their offer of admission, which states if you are required to participate in CPAS. If you are unsure if you or your student is required to participate, please call (513) 745-5753.

Contact Information

UC Blue Ash Advising Center
Muntz Hall • Room 125
(513) 745-5753