Standardized Testing Information

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ACT Assessment Information

Be sure to report your ACT scores to Cedarville University using the ACT code number 3245. Cedarville University recommends that you take the ACT writing test, but it is not required for admission.

Visit www.act.org to learn more about and register for the ACT.

SAT® Assessment Information

Be sure to report your SAT scores to Cedarville University using the SAT code number 1151.

Visit www.sat.org to learn more about and register for the SAT. Cedarville University does not require SAT Subject Tests.

What is Cedarville's Test Submission Deadline?

Cedarville encourages you to take the ACT or SAT test at least twice — once in the spring of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year. Updated test scores must be received by posted financial aid deadlines in order to determine final eligibility for institutional scholarships.

Does Cedarville "superscore" or recombine ACT and SAT Scores?

Cedarville does not "superscore" or recombine ACT or SAT test scores from multiple test dates.

Cedarville defines the use of ACT and SAT scores as follows:

ACT: Composite score for a single test date
SAT: Math + Critical Reading scores for a single test date

What are the policies governing the use of ACT and SAT scores by the University?

Admission and Scholarship Decisions

Cedarville University always considers your highest ACT composite score or SAT combined score (critical reading and math) from a single test date. We do not recombine or "superscore" SAT or ACT scores from multiple test dates.

Accepted students may increase the amount of their scholarship with improved test scores if scores are submitted prior to posted deadlines. Note: Additionally, there are GPA requirements for all awards mentioned. 

Proficiency Requirements

Upon enrollment, University students must demonstrate proficiency in English and mathematics. For proficiency purposes, Cedarville University will consider the highest subject score from either the ACT or SAT.

English proficiency can be met with either a score of 21 on the English section of ACT, or a score of 500 on the critical reading section of the SAT.

Math proficiency can be met with either a score of 19 on the math section of the ACT, or a score of 500 on the math section of the SAT.

If I'm an international student, should I submit TOEFL or IELTS scores?

In most cases, either IELTS or TOEFL scores are required of all international applicants. International applicants may also want to submit SAT or ACT scores since we cannot consider TOEFL/IELTS scores for academic scholarships. All test scores must be sent directly from the test agency to Cedarville University. Online screen shots of TOELF/IELTS will not be accepted.

Visit www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org for more information and to register for one of these tests.  Cedarville's TOEFL code number is 1151.

What about my AP, IB, and CLEP test scores?

Cedarville does utitlize test scores submitted from the Advanced Placement program, the International Baccalaureate program, and the College Level Examination program.