First-Year Student Orientation
We are excited that you have made the decision to attend the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. Orientation is your opportunity to learn about policies and resources, get familiar with campus, and meet with your advisor to register for courses. Orientation is required for all first-year students.
Orientation registration for the Spring 2018 semester is now available.
Once you confirm your admission for the Spring 2018 semester, you will receive an email with the subject line "Register for REQUIRED UC Blue Ash Orientation." Use the unique link in this email to register for your required orientation session. The email is sent to your address used to apply to UC Blue Ash College; you will also need to login using your application credentials.
Call the Student Life Office at 513-745-5773 if you cannot find the email or if you have any questions.
Placement Tests & OrientationPlacement tests - or appropriate exemptions - are required before you are eligible to attend orientation. Please refer to the placement test deadlines associated with your orientation date below:
|Placement tests required by...||To attend orientation on...|
|November 21||November 28|
|December 5||December 14|
|December 12||December 20|
|December 21||January 4|
The final deadline to complete placement testing for the spring semester is December 21 at NOON. If you do not complete placement tests by this deadline, you will not be eiligible to begin classes in the spring 2018 semester.
The Mission of Student Orientation
Our top priority is to support you in a successful academic and social transition to the UC Blue Ash community. The purpose of our orientation is to introduce new students and their families to the quality academics, resources and community fostered at UC Blue Ash College. Orientation is the catalyst to support your transition to our institution by preparing you for the academic rigor, personal responsibilities, and intellectual, cultural and social climate of our campus.
What Is New Student Orientation?
UC Blue Ash will offer several orientation programs between April-May for summer semester and between May-August for the fall semester. All first-year students are required to attend one of these 4-hour orientation programs. During orientation, we will introduce new students and their families to faculty, staff and current students. You will learn about the ‘business of being a student’, how to be successful in and out of the classroom, and will work with the advising staff to register for your first semester of college classes.
Spanish Language Parent Orientation
UC Blue Ash will offer a program in Spanish for parents of first-year students. Spanish-speaking parents can attend this one-hour session to learn about the higher education experience and how to help their son or daughter achieve academic success. Parents will be introduced to various campus resources and services that will help support students’ social, cultural and academic transition. Students should register for their preferred orientation date then contact Nick Castro at (513) 936-1538 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the Spanish parent session for that date.
UC Blue Ash ofrece un programa en español para padres de estudiantes de primer año. Los padres pueden asistir a esta sesión de una hora para conocer la experiencia de la educación superior y cómo ayudar a su hijo o hija lograr el éxito académico. Los padres se introducirán a los varios recursos del campus y servicios que ayudarán la transición social, cultural y académico de los estudiantes.
Register for Orientation
First-year students are required to register for and attend orientation. Student MUST HAVE applied, confirmed, and tested. Orientation registration is no longer available for the fall semester; please check back in October 2017 for spring orientation information. In the meantime, be sure you have completed all of the admission steps.
New Transfer Students
Transfer students have the option of using an online orientation or coming on-campus for a transition session inorder for them to get acquainted with their new school.