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U.S. News, College Rankings, and Your Search Process

September 15, 2014

Bar ChartThis is the time of year for college rankings.

Just this week U.S. News & World Report released its annual college ratings publication, ranking Cedarville University in the Top 10 (sixth overall) in the Midwest according to its best regional colleges rankings for 2015.

Whether it's U.S.News or the Washington Monthly (where Cedarville was ranked #15 in the national Top 100 Baccalaureate Colleges list this fall), many publications are taking a look at what's happening in higher education and seeking to assign a value or ranking to educational experiences and university outcomes.

So, how should you use the rankings? What value do they have in your college search process? 

Read today's Parent Prep post for recommendations and perspectives on how to factor rankings into a college search.

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Posted in Admissions Academics

A New Year ... A Great Start!

September 8, 2014

Photo of Cedarville's 2014 Freshman ClassWe are excited to share that the 2014-2015 academic year is off to a great start! From record enrollment for the eighth consecutive year to a great Fall Bible Conference with speaker Bryan Loritts to Ohio-leading rankings in the Washington Monthly, we are excited to see what else God has in store for Cedarville University this school year. 

We believe that giving students the opportunity to sit under the teaching of nationally-recognized Bible speakers, like Pastor Loritts, and challenging them with highly regarded academic programs set Cedarville apart!  We invite you to visit our campus to see the difference a rigorous academic program delivered in an authentic Christian community can make! 

Read today's complete post now!


Be sure to join us for our first Parent Prep FREE Webinar scheduled tonight from 8:00-9:00 pm (EST) as we discuss the college search process. Registration is still open so reserve your spot today. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar online.

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Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Webinar Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Student Life

A Map for Your Student's College Search

September 3, 2014

Cedarville University has officially opened its 2014-2015 webinar series! This series is offered FREE online and is designed for parents of future college students. Each webinar will focus on specific topics that relate to the college search, paying for college, and the life of your student.

The first webinar is scheduled for this coming Monday, September 8. Join us for an engaging discussion about the college search process: “Why Cedarville? Creating a Helpful Framework for Your Student’s College Search.” 

Choosing a college is a big decision and a major investment. Students and parents want to make a fully informed decision, but how do you really measure and compare academic quality, affordability, campus culture, placement results, and the spiritual impact of a college education? Join us as a panel of experts discuss these issues. While the discussion will focus on Cedarville University, the principles presented can apply more broadly to your college decision process.

Registration is now open, so reserve your spot quickly! You don’t want to miss this all-access pass to helping your student navigate the twists and turns of the college search. 

Mark your calendar for Monday, September 8, from 8-9 p.m. (EDT). After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar online.

The next webinar - scheduled October 13 - will deal with the search for Financial Aid, helping parents and students know where to begin, where to look, and how to apply. Mark your calendar now! More details about this webinar coming soon...


Posted in Webinar Financial Aid Admissions

Welcome to Parent Prep 2015!

September 2, 2014

Parent Prep

Welcome to Parent Prep, a parent's guide to the college search and decision process brought to you by Cedarville University.

Every week you'll find new posts about important topics, such as: financial aid tips and information, ways students can graduate from college with a strong faith, making the most of a campus visit, understanding the application process, and so much more! Last year we had more than 1,300 subscribers, and we would love to continue adding to the Cedarville Parent Prep family. Tell friends, family, or anyone in need of helpful college prep advice! Once they subscribe, we'll send an email whenever new posts are added.

Although parents usually do not make the final college choice for their student, they definitely contribute to the process. Read today's post to discover our Top 4 Recommendations for parents as you guide your student through the college search process. We look forward to serving you this year though our Parent Prep blog!

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Posted in Admissions Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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