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Right Start Summer Program

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"The Cove is absolutely one of the best academic support programs in the world of NCAA Division II; it's one of a kind."


- Jill Willson, NCAA

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What is Right Start?

Right Start is a summer academic program that helps students improve the skills necessary for success in college. Students learn these skills in daily Right Start seminars and then put them into practice in a real college credit course. The Right Start Summer Sessions begins June 13 and concludes July 1.

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What College Course will I take?

Right Start students are enrolled in Christian Life and Thought. This three semester credit course is part of the Bible minor required of all Cedarville students. The course is also transferable to any college or university. Enrollment is limited and registration is completed on a "first come, first served" basis. A $250 reservation deposit should be sent with your reply card if you plan to attend Right Start.

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What happens once I complete the program?

In addition to a grade for the course, student will receive a personal evaluation from their tutor. Students are evaluated on their classroom performance, cooperation, and motivation. Students with strong evaluations and satisfactory course grades will be allowed to continue at Cedarville in the fall semester. Approval to continue at Cedarville will be mailed July 15.

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Who should attend?

Any recent high school graduate that wants to improve the likelihood of:

  • succeeding academically in college
  • becoming the very best college student they possibly can become
  • graduating from college

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What are the other benefits of the program?

  • Get a head start on your college education.
  • Smaller classes and fewer distractions.
  • Receive individual attention and academic support from a tutor every day.
  • An opportunity to qualify for admission to Cedarville University.

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What is the cost of the program?

The total cost of $2,255 includes tuition, room and board, and a program fee. The program fee includes all Right Start seminars and tutoring services that exceed those offered to most students. Books and personal expenses are not included.

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Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have any further questions regarding this program and the opportunities afforded through it, please contact Kim Ahlgrim, Director of Academic Enrichment, at 1-800-CEDARVILLE.

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