Welcome to the Dual Enrollment (DE) program at Cedarville University! Whether you are a first time DE student or taking additional courses, you may be asking "What's next?"
Please refer carefully to your next steps and continued guidance for a successful journey with Cedarville. You may want to bookmark this page for current and future access.
- Confirm your enrollment.
Submit your $50 reservation deposit to reserve your place in the incoming class and to activate your student record. Deposits are non-refundable and are credited towards your semester expenses. When your deposit is processed, you can be registered for class.
- Contact the DE coordinator.
The DE coordinator provides advising for selecting and sequencing your classes.
- Register for classes.
All DE class registrations are completed with the DE coordinator and through the office of the registrar. To register for a course, review important dates and submit a completed Course Request Form. A guidance counselor's signature is required to register for courses. However, if you are a home school student, your parent can sign as the guidance counselor. You will receive a confirmation email from the DE coordinator when you are registered.
- Purchase your textbooks.
Students can find textbook information or may purchase textbooks through the University Bookstore. On the Bookstore site, click on the "order textbook" icon or the word "textbooks" at the top of the screen. Then select the "View your course schedule and textbook requirements" link. Log in with your username and password to see your schedule. Select the textbook link next to each course to view your textbook information.
- Review the DE handbook.
The DE handbook provides important information and University policies for the DE program.
- Access your Cedarville email account.
Dual enrollment students are provided a University email address using Google Mail (cedarville.edu/google). Your Google Mail username and password are the same as the username and password you created when you applied for DE. Become familiar with your Google Mail account and get into the habit of checking it frequently. All official email correspondence from the University will be sent to this account. Your professor and class peers will also expect you to check your email frequently.
- Review orientation information for Centennial Library.
Review the Off Campus Library Services (PDF document) and access videos and tutorials provided by the Centennial Library staff. Students can find their 14-digit library ID number through CedarInfo in the Academic (Student) Transactions area.
All DE students, visiting Cedarville's Centennial Library on campus or OhioLink member libraries, must present their Cedarville student ID card to check out resources from the library. DE students who access only online resources from Centennial Library or the OhioLink system only need their library ID number, which can be found in CedarInfo.
- Visit the student homepage.
We've pulled together key online resources for you in one place. The student homepage will be your go-to for information and direction as a DE student.
- Tour CedarInfo.
Log in to CedarInfo to view and complete various secure transactions (e.g., academic, financial, general, schedules, password changes, transcript requests, etc.) with the University.
- Review and settle your student account.
Review important dates and deadlines. The cashiers office provides options for viewing your online invoice and student account. Please contact the cashiers office with questions about your invoice or student account.
- Prepare your technology.
Information technology (IT) provides basic requirements for student computers, whether a student is on-campus or online.
- Review orientation information for CedarNet.
Review the CedarNet QuickStart Guide (PDF document) provided by information technology (IT).
- Study online successfully.
Review tips to help you have a successful online experience.
- Access your online courses.
Students enrolled in DE courses use a web-based delivery system called Moodle. Log in to Moodle using your Cedarville username and password to access your courses. When you're logged in to Moodle, complete the Getting Started in Moodle: Orientation for Students course (available about two weeks before your course start date) listed in the My Courses section. For a sample of previous syllabi and course expectations, view courses for high school students and select the links for your courses.
Official and current course syllabi will be available in Moodle on the course start date. Fall and spring semester courses include an orientation period built into the course schedule, which allows students time to acquire resources before any activities are due. Your professor can answer specific questions about a course or provide navigation instructions for the course. If this is your first online course, view Online Courses for general assistance with online courses.
- One week before your course begins:
- Verify your Moodle access by logging in to Moodle.
- After logging in to Moodle, complete or review the Getting Started in Moodle: Orientation for Students course.
- The day your course begins:
- Access your Google Mail (cedarville.edu/google) account and read the welcome email from your course professor.
- Access Moodle and select your course from the course list.
- After selecting your course, access the course website and review the following: course syllabus (near the top of the page) and assignments (on the assignment tab in the syllabus).
- Complete any assigned introductory activities.
- Cultivate communication.
We are delighted that your student is participating in this exciting early college program! You can help your student have a successful educational experience at Cedarville University by understanding two key components of online dual enrollment.
- Electronic communication is essential. Official communication from the University, as well as the DE office, will be sent to your student's University Google email account. For example, registration instructions for the next term and the drop/refund schedule will be sent to your student's University email account.
- The flow of communication should be between your student and the professor. When your student's course begins, questions regarding course content, grading, timing of assignments, or any other course-related issues should be between the student and the professor. The professor's contact information should be included in the course syllabus. Students and parents are encouraged to contact the DE coordinator with program-related questions (e.g., registration for subsequent terms, academic advising, etc.).
- Understand FERPA and student records.
All higher education students are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, regardless of age or instructional delivery method.
- Academic records: DE students may waive their privacy rights and allow University personnel to speak with parents regarding their academic records. For more information related to FERPA and a waiver of privacy of your student's academic records, contact the office of the registrar or view the University's FERPA policy.
- Financial records: For a waiver of privacy for your student's financial records, contact the cashiers office or complete and submit a financial information release form.
- Visit campus.
Find out if Cedarville University is the place for you. Visit campus as our guest!
- Apply for undergraduate admission.
To apply for freshman status, simply complete an abbreviated application to change your degree status and provide any required updated information. Contact your counselor with any questions about undergraduate admission.
Have more questions?
Please contact the DE coordinator. We are excited to have you as part of our community and look forward to helping you meet your education goals!