Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to a graduate program. The Graduate Admissions Committee, department faculty, and director of graduate admissions reviews the qualifications of each application on an individual basis.
International students (non-US citizens) must fulfill the application requirements necessary for the graduate program they wish to enter. The following criteria are also required:
Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
International applicants coming from countries in which English is not the native language will need to demonstrate their proficiency in English by taking the TOEFL. Required scores on the TOEFL are a paper-based score of 550 or better, a computer-based score of 213 or better, or an Internet-based score of 80. Cedarville University's institution code for the TOEFL is 1151.
Official academic transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary education
If the transcripts are in a language other than English, the original transcript must be submitted along with a notarized English translation.
Affidavit of Financial Support Form
All international applicants must submit an affidavit of financial support, along with credible documentary evidence (bank statements, fixed certificates of deposit, etc.) that you have enough readily available funds to meet all expenses (tuition, room, board, etc.) for the first year of study without having to seek outside employment. International students are limited to on-campus employment only and cannot displace qualified U.S. citizens for such positions.
We encourage you to apply early for graduate admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application. Your application will be processed and reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee as soon as all of the materials are received.
In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the Graduate Admissions Committee's decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review and/or follow-up. If you have not heard from the Graduate Admissions Office within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.