Application Process

Who's Eligible?

  • 1st-generation: Neither parent earned a bachelor's degree within 6 years of high school graduaton
  • Pell-eligible: Determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Seeking a bachelor's degree

Below is a calendar of how the Gen-1 application process will work.

The Gen-1 application is currently closed for fall 2019 admissions.

December 1st
Information from UC Financial Aid: Because some aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, an early application received by December 1 gets priority consideration for limited funding sources.

February 1st
Deadline to have applied to the University of Cincinnati (Clifton and/or Blue Ash) to be considered for Gen-1

February 15th
Deadline for Gen-1 Application *NO applications will be accepted after 5pm on February 15th*

End of February
Gen-1 Interviews (if considered for the Gen-1 Program)

Mid March
Gen-1 Offers (limited spots)      

May 1st
University of Cincinnati Confirmation

University of Cincinnati (Clifton and Blue Ash) Bearcats Bound Orientation (BBO)

Move-in to the Gen-1 Theme House

End of August
Start of school