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This FAQ page answers some of the questions frequently posed by educators as they consider the Principal Licensure Program at Cedarville University. The following categories of questions are provided to assist you on your academic journey.

Admissions Questions

Cedarville University invites applications from students who hold a master's degree in education, have two or more years of K–12 teaching experience, present a strong academic record, and have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. For additional admission criteria, view the admission requirements.

New students are admitted fall, spring, and summer terms. Current Cedarville M.Ed. students may register for Principal Licensure courses as electives during their graduate enrollment.

Visit the Principal Licensure online application to begin or continue your application.

While most students apply at least 45 days before each session, your application and supporting documents should be submitted at least two weeks before the first class session. Your application will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions committee as soon as all of your materials are received. For admission criteria, view the admission requirements.

No. The GRE is optional for applicants to the M.Ed. program. There is no GRE requirement for those seeking principal licensure only.

We seek applicants with strong academic and professional backgrounds. However, applicants with less than a 2.75 GPA are still able to submit an application.

Yes. The requirement is a master's degree in education and two or more years of K–12 teaching experience.

Yes. Students may transfer up to 11 hours of credit from an accredited program into Cedarville's Principal Licensure Program. To request transfer credit, send an official transcript directly from the transfer institution to the Office of the Registrar at Cedarville University.

Once the official transcript is received, the program director will evaluate your transfer request. The Office of the Registrar notifies principal licensure students by email when approved transfer credits have been added to their transcripts.

Financial Questions

No institutional financial aid is available since this is a nondegree program.

Students applying for federal financial aid should complete the FAFSA. For additional information, view the costs and financial aid page.

Students must be enrolled as at least half-time status (four or more credits per semester) to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Cedarville University is committed to offering the Principal Licensure Program at a cost that is affordable and competitive with programs of similar quality and reputation. More information on the cost of graduate tuition is included on the costs and financial aid page.

Program Questions

Yes, for your coursework. The principal internship experience will be held at a school site. View the completion options for more information.

Students pursuing part-time course work can complete the program in about two years. For more information, view the completion options.

Yes. Students must have completed a master’s degree in education and have two or more years of K–12 teaching experience. Please refer to the admission requirements for more information.

Upon admission into the Principal Licensure Program, each student is assigned a program advisor. The program advisor provides guidance for the student throughout the course of study.

Yes. Principal licensure courses are conveniently scheduled to allow educators to arrange their schedule for full- or part-time course work. View the completion options for more information.

Yes. Although some course assignments are best fulfilled within a school classroom, occasionally principal licensure students have successfully completed their assignments after making arrangements for access to a regular classroom.

You must complete all program requirements within seven years after beginning your course work.

Students unable to complete the degree requirements within the allotted time may petition for an extension from the program director.

No. There is a one-semester internship at the end of the program.

Cedarville University is committed to offering the Principal Licensure Program at a cost that is affordable and competitive with programs of similar quality and reputation. More information on the cost of graduate tuition is included on the costs and financial aid page.

Registration Questions

Yes. To enroll in a class, either as a degree-seeking or nondegree seeking student, you must be admitted to the University through Graduate Admissions before you can register for classes.

All graduate course registrations are completed through the Office of the Registrar using a web-based interface called WebAdvisor. Reference graduate registration instructions or access WebAdvisor for more information.

Upon admission into a graduate program, each student is assigned a program advisor. Please consult with your program advisor for advice on degree planning. Your program advisor provides guidance throughout the course of study.

You may view the graduate course schedules page, reference graduate registration instructions, or access WebAdvisor to find a current listing of courses for your program.

Reference graduate registration instructions, or access WebAdvisor for your current class schedule.

A closed class requires permission from the course instructor. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Each student is strongly encouraged to review their class schedule for accuracy in WebAdvisor. Discuss any discrepancies immediately with the Office of the Registrar.

Textbooks may be purchased through the University bookstore. Before ordering textbooks, view and print your class schedule from WebAdvisor. Your class schedule will provide you with the class codes and numbers so you can find the appropriate texts.

The Office of the Registrar is located on the campus of Cedarville University in the Stevens Student Center on the lower level. View the contact us page for more information.

Please contact us in Graduate Admissions.