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   

Application Timeline: 

By December 1

You must apply to both University of Cincinnati and Gen-1. No Gen-1 applications will be accepted after 5pm on December 1.

By End of January/Early February
Gen-1 Interviews (by invitation)

Early March
Gen-1 Offers      

May 1
University of Cincinnati Confirmation Day

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