Foundational Studies in Allied Health Sciences
Pathway for High School Students
The information provided below is to be used by students admitted to the UC CAHS Foundational Studies in Allied Health Sciences Pathway. This pathway is offered strictly to high school students seeking admission into the University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) but do not meet the CAHS programs’ requirements. This pathway is not offered to students who are already admitted to the University of Cincinnati nor is it for transfer students from any other college or university.
Foundational Studies in Allied Health Sciences is a transition pathway that will allow students to transfer into any of our undergraduate programs after they have successfully completed the participation requirements. Acceptance to these programs is determined by the program’s requirements and is NOT an automatic transition.
The objective of this pathway is to provide students with academic coaching support and mentoring to promote a successful transition into the academic degree program of their choosing.
During the first semester, Foundational Studies in Allied Health Sciences' students are required to participate in the following academic support activities:
- Attend academic coaching sessions in the Learning Assistance Center
- One-on-one meetings with their academic advisor
- Regular faculty/peer mentoring sessions
Additional support requirements beyond the first semester are determined on an individual basis in consultation with the Office of Student Affairs.
While most students transition into an academic program within the first year, it is important to note the maximum duration of this pathway is 2 years or completion of 60 credit hours. If a student becomes ineligible or withdraws, then he/she must choose a new major. Students must achieve the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and any other requirements for the program of interest in order to be eligible to transition into the CAHS degree program of their choosing.
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