Advising for Returning Students

Student walking up stairs in Lindner College of Business

Are you ready to return? Apply for readmission?  

If you have been away from the university and have not attended another institution in the meantime, you can apply for readmission to the university. 

Not sure if readmission is the right step for you? Fill out the form below to tell us more about your plans and set up an appointment with one of our advisors. 


If you left UC and enrolled in another institution and now wish to return, you can apply to UC as a transfer student

If you were previously suspended from the university for poor academic performance, please see the Suspension Appeals page for more information about returning to UC.

On this page you can find the following resources for Returning Students:


Resources for Returning Students

Financial Aid at UC

Has it been a while since you worked with Financial Aid? The Getting Started website can help you understand how financial aid can guide you through the financial aid process and provide resources to help you pay for school. The Enrollment Services website contains information on financial aid eligibility, applying for aid, types of aid available, and managing your financial aid.

Enrollment Services provide information and answers to your questions related to financial aid, billing, money management, registration, and student records.

Possible funding opportunities

Check out Scholarship Universe in Catalyst. Log into Catalyst and click on the "Scholarship Search" tile to find out what funding opportunities are available to you.

Funding opportunities specific to returning students


Advising Information for Confirmed Students

Advising Directory

Not sure how to contact your college advisor? Visit the advising directory to find out. You can also find your assigned advisor in Catalyst closer to the beginning of the semester.


About Clifton Campus


Wondering where you can park? What about permit costs and where to buy one? Visit Parking Services for more information on student parking.

Dining options

It’s hard to focus on class if you're hungry. Visit Food Services to learn about the more than 10 dining options on campus (we also have three Starbucks locations for the coffee lovers out there). You can also investigate options at Tangeman University Center or use this helpful campus map with dining options.


Student Engagement

Student Activities and Leadership Development

Want to expand your learning opportunities beyond the classroom? Check in with UC’s Student Activities and Leadership Division (SALD) to learn about opportunities to explore personal growth and become a member of our vibrant and inclusive campus community.

Get Involved

CampusLink is your one stop shop to explore student groups and activities across campus. Love gaming, there’s a group for that. Clubs Sports? UC’s student groups span from cultural collectives to learning to appreciate fermented foods. Visit CampusLink to find and sign up for your new favorite group.


UC Technology FAQs

In recent years, UC has undergone a major digital transformation. Technology may have changed since you were last enrolled. Most technology can be accessed through Canopy.

What is Duo Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password. The University of Cincinnati utilizes Duo Security for two-factor authentication. Learn more about Duo

How do I reset my password?

You can find more about changing your password on the Account & Password Help page. If you still have questions, contact UC IT at 513-556-HELP.

Where can I find my courses?

Courses now use Canvas instead of Blackboard to house courses information such as syllabi and assignment submissions. (Sign in through the Canvas tile on Canopy)

How do I schedule with my advisor?

UC now uses a system called My Bearcat Network. You can see more on the MBN website.

What system do I use to register for classes?

All official business such as registration, viewing your schedule or bill, and other functions are now found in Catalyst.

Has UC email changed?

Yes. UC uses Office 365 which also offers other tools such as Teams messenger and Office applications including Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and more. Learn more about how to access Office 365