UC Blue Ash College Health Program Selective Admissions
Incoming students who wish to pursue these health programs should apply through UC admissions to be admitted to UC Blue Ash College and the Pre-Health Professions, non-degree program.
The application period for selective admission to the dental hygiene, nursing, radiologic technology program for Fall Semester 2015 is December 19, 2014 through March 1, 2015.
Students who do not meet the minimum criteria for applying to these health programs can remain in the Pre-Health Professions program and take the course(s) required for the selective admission application. Students in Pre-Health Professions may also take general education courses required in these programs, as long as they do not exceed 30 credit hours.
Minimum Requirements for Nursing and Radiologic Technology Programs:
The minimum requirements for application to these health programs includes confirmed admission to the University of Cincinnati and specific levels of achievement in biology, chemistry, math, English and grade point average (GPA). See the chart at the link below for the details regarding these minimum requirements. If you have questions, please see your assigned academic adviser for guidance.
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One year of high school Biology with lab and a grade of C or higher completed within 6 years of application or a college biology course as indicated below is required.
A. If high school Biology grade was C, but was taken longer than 6 years prior to application, the student must complete Biology for the Health Professions and Technical Programs I (BIOL1051C) with a grade of C or better.
B. If high school Biology was not taken or if the student earned a grade below C, the student must complete Biology for Health Professions and Technical Programs I and II (BIOL1051C and BIOL1052C) with grades of “C” or better.
C. College Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2001C) completed with grade of C or better within the 6 years prior to application will also meet this biology requirement.
One year of high school chemistry with lab with a grade of "C" or better completed within 6 years of application or CHEM 1030 (General, Organic, and Biochemistry I) and CHEM 1030L (Gen/Org/Biochemistry Lab) with grades of "C" or better is required.
A. If high school Chemistry grade was a C or better but was taken longer than 6 years prior to application, the student must complete CHEM 1030 (General Organic and Biochemistry I) and CHEM 1030L (Gen/Org/ Biochemistry Lab) with grades of “C” or better.
B. If high school Chemistry grade was a C or better but was taken longer than 6 years prior to application, the student must complete CHEM 1030 (General Organic and Biochemistry I) and CHEM 1030L (Gen/Org/ Biochemistry Lab) with grades of “C” or better.
- Students may meet the math requirement via placement at the appropriate level on the Math Placement Test (MPT).
- Nursing Program Requirement: MPT score greater than 420 for placement into College level STAT 1031.
- Radiologic Technology Program Requirement: MPT score greater than 430 for placement into College Algebra (MATH 1021).
- Students may meet the math requirement with a 28 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test or an SAT math sub-score of 630 or higher.
English Placement test: Eligible for English Composition (ENGL 1001) – student must achieve a score of 5 OR ACT combined English and Writing score of 18 or higher or an SAT writing score of 430 or higher.
(Test of English as Foreign Language) – students who have not graduated from a U.S. or English speaking high school must achieve a score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL examination.
6. Minimum GPA:
Students must meet the requirement of (A) un-weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or (B) 2.8 GPA in college courses with a minimum of 12 credit hours.
Selective Admission Criteria
In addition, each program has a specific set of selective criteria that will be considered by an admissions committee to determine the most qualified students to be admitted to the program.
Selective admission criteria include high school biology or college equivalent, high school chemistry or college equivalent, current cumulative GPA (high school or college), and essay (quality of content and context).
The program admission committee will then review the academic records, reflective essays, and Kaplan Admission Test scores.
Selective admission criteria include ACT or SAT scores, level of achievement in specific high school and/or college courses, an essay demonstrating evidence ability to manage adversity and a presentation demonstrating plans for career goal achievement.
Selective Admission Process
Students who meet the selective admission criteria are encouraged to apply to the health program(s) of their choice via the electronic application available before March 01, 2015. In preparation for the electronic application, students should have the following required documents and information available.
- Do you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the health program? If you have not met these minimum requirements, you are not eligible to apply to the program. Please see your academic advisor.
- Is all of your demographic information (address, telephone numbers, etc.) up-to-date in the UC system? If your information is not up to date go to the One Stop link provided here to update demographic information. http://onestop.uc.edu/information.html
- Information needed includes the UCID#/M#, last name, first name, middle name, UC email address, last year of high school, and names of previously attended colleges/universities.
- Electronic files for program specific essay(s) and/or observations are needed. See program links for details regarding program specific requirements. Dental Hygiene | Nursing Requirements | Radiologic Technology Requirements
Once you have the necessary resources and information prepared you can click on the link below to begin your application. Only complete applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Additional Important Information
- Application to these health programs does not guarantee admission and students can apply to any one selective admission program only twice.
- Students who meet minimum qualifications by March 1, 2015 will be considered for early decision admission and may be notified of acceptance by March/April.
- Early decision students must confirm their acceptance to the program in writing by March/April to ensure a space in the class.
- All other applicants will be considered for regular decision admission and will be notified by May/June 2015.
- Students who do not return the acceptance form by the date listed in their letter/email will be removed from the admission list and their space will be offered to the next most qualified student.
- Following acceptance to the health programs, students must meet the following requirements:
- attend mandatory orientation sessions
- purchase appropriate uniforms, supplies, and educational materials
- document current immunizations
- document healthcare provider CPR certification
- arrange for personal transportation to and from clinical sites
- undergo background checks and drug testing as may be required by the program or the clinical site
- meet additional program specific requirements, See program information for details: