Welcome to Dual Enrollment (DE) at Cedarville University! Whether you are a first time DE student or taking additional courses, you may be asking "What's next?"
Your successful journey with Cedarville begins with these steps. You may want to bookmark this page for future access.
- Confirm your enrollment.
Submit your $50 reservation deposit to reserve your place in the incoming class. Deposits are non-refundable and are credited toward your semester expenses. When your deposit is processed, you can be registered.
- Contact the DE coordinator.
The DE coordinator provides advising for selecting and sequencing your courses.
- Register for classes.
All DE registrations are completed with the DE coordinator. To register, review important dates and submit a completed Course Request Form. A guidance counselor's signature is required. However, if you are a home school student, your parent may sign as the guidance counselor. When you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email from the DE coordinator.
- Spring 2014 Course Request Form
- Purchase or rent your textbooks.
You will find required textbook titles and ISBN numbers by visiting the University Bookstore. On the Bookstore site, select the textbook icon labeled "Order Textbooks". Then select the link "View your course schedule and textbook requirements". Log in with your username and password to see your schedule (be certain the correct semester is chosen from the drop down box). On your schedule, select the link "Textbook" next to each course number. On the next screen, you will see information explaining purchase options; scroll to the bottom and select the green button "Begin Price Comparison".
- View Sample Syllabi
You can view a sample of previous syllabi and course expectations by visiting the DE courses webpage and selecting the link "Course website" under course names. Links for syllabi are located at the top of each course webpage on the black bar. Please note the official syllabus for your course will be available on the start date of your course, and you are responsible for any updates to the syllabus as of that date. Do not reference sample syllabi when purchasing course materials. Instead, view required textbooks on the Cedarville bookstore website as described above. Fall and spring semester courses include a 10-day orientation period that allows students time to acquire course materials while completing orientation activities.
- Review the DE handbook.
The DE handbook explains University policies for Dual Enrollment.
- Visit the student homepage.
The student homepage conveniently gathers key online resources in one place: University email access, Moodle, the library, CedarInfo, University announcements, and many more.
- Tour CedarInfo.
Think of CedarInfo as the hub of University official business. Log in to perform secure transactions (e.g., academic, financial, general, schedules, password changes, transcript requests, etc.) with the University.
- Review and settle your student account.
You can view your student account and print your invoice by logging in to CedarInfo and locating the section titled Financial Transactions. The cashiers office also provides options for viewing your online invoice and student account.
You may pay your invoice online by creating an account with EZPay. Please note that scheduling your payment to come directly from a checking or savings account is a free transaction; however, paying with a debit card or a credit card will incur a 2.5% transaction fee. Please contact the cashiers office with questions about your student account, invoice or using EZPay. View important dates and deadlines for payment.
- 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.
CedarNet is the Cedarville University campus network. 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.
Cedarville's online courses are delivered using a learning management system called Moodle. To access your course, log in to Moodle using your Cedarville username and password. After logging in, complete the Getting Started in Moodle: Orientation for Students course (available about one-to-two weeks before your course start date). The orientation course will be listed in the section titled My Courses.
- One week before your course begins:
- Verify your Moodle access by logging in to Moodle.
- Complete or review the course Getting Started in Moodle: Orientation for Students.
- The day your course begins:
- Read the welcome email from your professor for any special instructions for starting your course. Your professor will email your Cedarville University Google Mail (cedarville.edu/google) account , not your home email address.
- Access Moodle and select your course from the course list.
- From your virtual classroom in Moodle, access your course website and review the following: your course syllabus (located near the top of the page) and assignments.
- Complete any assigned introductory activities.
- Questions about course content or how to navigate your course in Moodle should be directed to your professor.
- Cultivate communication.
We are delighted that your student is participating in this exciting early college program! You can help your student succeed in Dual Enrollment by encouraging essential and appropriate communication.
- 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 importance of your student's frequent checking of his or her University email account cannot be overstated.
- The flow of communication should be between your student and the professor. 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 is included in the course syllabus. We encourage you to take this opportunity to help your student adjust to all aspects of a true college experience, including learning how to "raise his or her hand" in an online learning environment when they need help. Professors cannot speak with parents regarding academic progress without a current, signed FERPA waiver on file in the registrar's office.
- The Dual Enrollment coordinator looks forward to interacting with parents at any time about program-related questions such as registration for subsequent terms; however, the coordinator cannot interact with parents regarding academic progress without a current, signed FERPA waiver on file in the registrar's office.
- Understand Writing Center Policy.
Communication in writing center sessions will occur between your student and the writing center tutor, where your student can ask questions about the assignment and the paper as well as seek assistance for improving the writing overall. Information about the writing center is available on the writing center's website at cedarville.edu/writingcenter. Information on how your student can make appointments at the writing center through its online scheduling system is also accessible on that website. All students are responsible to schedule and manage their own appointments through that system. As a parent, you may not participate in your student's tutoring sessions either in-person or online. If you accompany your student to a writing center session, the tutor will request that you sit elsewhere as he or she conducts the appointment. In addition, no tutor is permitted to speak with you regarding any tutoring sessions conducted with your student. Appointment policies for the writing center are available for review. The tutors look forward to assisting dual enrollment students with all their writing needs.
- 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, view the University's FERPA policy. If your student wishes to waive his or her privacy rights, your student must request a waiver form by contacting the office of the registrar. FERPA waivers are in force for a specified period of time and for specified individuals; FERPA waivers do not carry over from one academic session to the next.
- Financial records: If your student wishes to waive his or her privacy rights with regard to financial records, your student may 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!