UC Blue Ash tightens requirements

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College announced on Tuesday a new policy that will go into effect for freshman students who enroll for the 2014-15 academic year.

The college said the policy requires that all freshmen earn at least 24 credits before they are allowed to enroll in a class at UC's Clifton or Batavia campuses.

The college said the new policy was created to help support the success of incoming freshman.

"A small but growing trend has developed as more students are being referred to UC Blue Ash after initially seeking admission to the Clifton campus but not qualifying academically," the college said. "Some of these students were still finding a way to take some or all of their classes in Clifton. Their grades often suffered as a result. "

Incoming freshman at UC Blue Ash will still be allowed to live in the residence halls in Clifton. They can also continue use the free shuttles that travel between the Blue Ash and Clifton campuses Monday through Friday.

The college said exceptions to the policy will be considered for special circumstances but they will be rare and will require approval.

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