Prize Information

Exciting prizes await with your participation in the Bearcats Challenge!

As you level up to each status, we encourage you to keep track of your progress using the infographic below.

Bearcats Challenge Gameboard

Prize Eligibility

Be on the lookout for an email from UC Admissions after reaching each status. We will send you redemption codes which you can use to claim your prizes. Please allow up to one week after you’ve reached a new level for these codes to be sent to your inbox. 

In the event you think you reached a status and earned a prize but have not yet heard from us, please reach out to your UC admissions counselor. Visit the Meet Your Admissions Representative web page and follow the requisite prompts to connect with your counselor.

Red Status Prizes

The first 1,000 students to reach Red Status will be eligible for one of the prizes below.

Bearcats Challenge prize - fanny pack

Fanny Pack

Bearcats Challenge prize - journal


Black Status Prizes

The first 500 students to reach Black Status will be eligible for one of the prizes below.

Bearcats Challenge prize - blanket


Bearcats Challenge prize - bluetooth speaker

Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Bearcats Ready Grand Prizes

Every student who reaches Bearcats Ready status will be entered into a drawing to win the Bearcats Ready Grand Prizes. We’ll award up to 25 prizes that will include a one-of-a-kind Cincinnati sweatshirt. Ten lucky students will also receive a $300 book stipend to be used toward their first semester at UC. 

Bearcats Challenge prize - sweatshirt