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.

Apply for the Gen-1 Program

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.

December 1
Deadline to have applied to the University of Cincinnati (Clifton and/or Blue Ash) AND to have applied for Gen-1. No applications will be accepted after 5pm on December 1.

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

Early March
Gen-1 Offers (limited spots)      

May 1
University of Cincinnati Confirmation

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

Move-in to the Gen-1/1MPACT House

End of August
Start of school