UC Clermont

Transition Advising

Planning to continue your education at another UC college on the Uptown or Blue Ash campus? Students who start with an academic program at UC Clermont and change to another UC college to complete another program are “TRANSITION STUDENTS.” 

If you are a transition student, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to develop a transition plan specific for you. Also, watch for emails and programs for “transition students” and “transition advising” to make sure you have all the information you need for a successful academic journey.

  • Identify the preferred academic pathways that will help you reach your academic goals.
  • Create an individual academic and/or transition plan that includes current academic program and time to transition to next college.
  • Review transition student admission requirements, including required courses, process, and deadlines for your next desired major.
  • Review GPA calculations as needed.
  • Consider parallel academic plan if admission to next planned major is selective or competitive.
  • Review opportunities to connect with next college of choice through transition programs and transition advising opportunities prior to application for college change.

Transition Process

Step 1: Explore your major

Check out your desired major and transition application criteria. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to review criteria and required coursework. Watch for announcements to attend transition programs and connect with a transition advisor from your next college of interest. 

Step 2: Complete Required Coursework

If your desired major requires specific pre-requisite or first year courses, it is important that you complete those courses to meet expectation. Meet with your assigned academic advisor as needed to confirm you are on track to progress through your next major requirements or to the application process for your major.

Step 3: Apply by posted deadlines

Apply! Access the online Change of College/Major form below. Follow the instructions and submit the form for your chosen college. Deadlines vary by College.

Review Next Steps:  Each college will have slightly different next steps.  Immediately after completing your application, you will be presented with a “Next Steps” screen containing information from the college and the Registrar about the timeline and next steps.

Some colleges require only the submission of the online Change of College/Major form. The standard deadlines are:

Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: March 1

Selective programs require submission of an application in addition to the online Change of College/Major form AND deadlines for submission vary from the standard. Students should review transition information specific to their college of interest. Links to College information is available under the “Transition Info by College” in the Transition Advising menu.

Some colleges with varying dates include:

  • Blue Ash (Selective Programs)
  • College Conservatory of Music (CCM)
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP)
  • College of Nursing

Step 4: Apply for scholarships and awards available to transition students

Review info and Apply! Some colleges offer transition students the opportunity to apply for specific scholarships.  Check to see what is available to you.

Some colleges offer specific transition student scholarships.  Check with your college of interest to see what opportunities are available.

If you are graduating with an associate degree and transitioning to an on-campus baccalaureate program in Clifton, you may be eligible to apply for the “Transition Student Scholarship” or the “Transition Access Award.”  For more criteria information and application deadlines, visit TAC Transition Scholarship.

All students should complete a scholarship search in Scholarship Universe to seek available funding opportunities.  To access Scholarship Universe, login to Catalyst and click on the "scholarship" tile to see all opportunities in Scholarship Universe. 

Step 5: Look for your offer of admission from your college

Allow time for an admission decision to be made as the application review process varies by college. Check your student email account regularly for an admission decision directly from the college.

Step 6: Confirm your offer of admission to your new major

Once offered admission or approved for a major change to your new college on the Clifton/Uptown or UCBA campus, you must confirm before the college will officially switch your major from UC Clermont College to the program in your new college.

Some selective programs have steps in addition to the online confirmation outlined below.  Some programs also have specific deadlines for response.

You will receive an email to your UC email account if your change in major is approved. Log back into the Change Existing Major to a New Major Application and "Confirm" your request. Your degree plan will be updated only after you select "Confirm."

This is a very important step and must be done for you to receive your next steps in the transition process.

Step 7: Meet with your new college/advisor

It is strongly recommended that you meet with an academic advisor for your new major/program at the earliest date possible. Some colleges will allow you to schedule an individual advising appointment, while others will require that you attend an orientation.

Step 8: Attend transfer/transition welcome event

This event coordinated by the Transfer and Transition Advising Center provides an orientation to the Uptown campus. During these events, you will learn more about resources, hear from public safety, take a tour of campus, meet other transfer students, and, on full days, meet with your college. Participants often feel more connected to campus and ready to start their first semester.

For more information and to register for a Welcome Event.

Transition Resources

Throughout the semester UC Clifton, Blue Ash and Clermont College host a wide range of events specifically with Transition and Major Changer students in mind. For your convenience and more details about each campus' offerings, please check TAC Events. Or see only transition events at UC Clermont.  

Current UC Clermont students taking classes in Clifton Campus have limited access to free parking.  Review the guidelines for reciprocity parking privileges at https://www.uc.edu/about/parking/students/uc-clermont-student-parking.html

Clifton Campus has a dedicated team of transfer and transition advisors ready to help you navigate through campus. Learn more about their services.

Transition students are those who are moving from one University of Cincinnati college to another. For students who meet specific criteria, various scholarship opportunities exist to support them in their pursuit of a bachelor's degree through a college on the Clifton campus.  Learn more about these opportunities at the Transition Student Scholarship webpage and under the “Step 4: Apply….” Information above on this page.

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