Future Bearcat: Let’s make it official!

Congratulations on your admission to UC’s College of Arts and Sciences! Now that you’ve received your letter of admission, what comes next? You’ll want to make it official and confirm your admission through the Bearcat Portal here, where you can complete your confirmation in six simple steps.  

Why choose UC’s College of Arts and Sciences?

A&S offers you a world of opportunity, but don’t just take our word for it. Here, current students and graduates share why they chose A&S, and why it was their perfect fit. 

Let’s get together!

Join us on our Uptown West campus for events to learn more about the college and the academic programs you are considering. Check out this website that has special events just for you, and sign up for a Campus Close-Up or an Open House. We’re excited to welcome you! 

Campus culture

Forbes has called our campus one of the nation’s most beautiful. Located on 137 acres just north of Cincinnati, we have an urban campus with a wide range of restaurants, coffee houses, entertainment venues and plenty of green space.  

It’s easy to get downtown, with its historic Over-The-Rhine district and the vibrant Smale Riverfront Park. The award-winning Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is within walking distance. And you’ll catch the Bearcat spirit when our division-winning football team takes the field! 


Reach out to our recruitment team with any questions you may have—we’re here to help! 

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LaDreka Karikari

Director, Undergraduate Recruitment, College of Arts & Sciences

2142 French Hall


For over twelve years, LaDreka has been an advocate in assisting the enrollment of freshmen, transfer and transition students to higher education.

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Stephanie Davis

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Recruitment, College of Arts & Sciences

French Hall West


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Future Vision: Where Will Your Bearcat Journey Take You?

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