October 29, 2014
Most of our T-shirt offers go to prospective students. Here is one for YOU!
Do you know a high school senior who is considering attending Cedarville University next fall? Complete our referral form at cedarville.edu/referafriend and encourage the student to apply online by Friday, October 31.
When the student applies, we'll send YOU our popular "Be Bold" T-shirt for free!
P.S. Remember ... We will waive the $30 application fee for any student who applies by Friday!
October 28, 2014
The Net Price Calculator
(NPC) is a fairly new feature added to financial aid office
websites in 2011. Mandated by the federal government, this new online tool is available on every university website in the country, including Cedarville University's
Net price is defined as the price you actually pay after subtracting financial aid from a school's sticker price:
Net Price = Sticker Price – Financial Aid
The NPC is a tool of the financial aid office with the intended goal to make it easier for students and their parents to estimate their net price of attending a college. Who wouldn't like that? While the NPC offers some great benefits and is a helpful step in the right direction, it may not be the complete answer that parents are looking for.
Read today's full post to learn more about the NPC and why financial aid offices encourage parents to use it with caution.
P.S. October is nearing an end...and so is our early application fee waiver. Please encourage students to submit their application by Friday, October 31, and Cedarville will waive the application fee.
October 22, 2014
Today's Parent Prep post is provided by Sarah Allen, who leads the University's campus visit opportunities.
Pumpkin chai lattes, cozy sweaters, red leaves, and a beautiful lake in the middle of it all --this is my favorite time of year at Cedarville University!
I can vividly remember being on my way to a Bible class my freshman year and crunching through the leaves with my friends. We were on our way from chapel and during that particular service, my desire to find the major that God had directed for my life had increased. At that second, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. I felt close to the Lord, close to these brothers and sisters in Christ, and excited about the future.
I’d love to have you and your student come and experience the same thing!
Read today's full post to learn more about the importance of college visits as well as how you can visit Cedarville this fall.
Sarah Clift Allen ’06 is a proud graduate of the Cedarville University School of Business, with a degree in management and a minor in organizational communication. She earned her Masters of Business Administration at Taylor University. After working in event planning and student programming in the Alumni Relations office, Sarah moved to University Admissions in the role of Associate Director in 2008. Here, she can fulfill her passion of assisting high school and college students in discovering God’s plan for their life – or at least the next step!
October 20, 2014
On January 26, 2015, Cedarville University will once again welcome best-selling author, Dannah Gresh, founder of Secret Keeper Girl and Pure Freedom Ministries (not to mention a Cedarville alumna), as our guest presenter for a webinar entitled, "Raising Kids to be Sexually Pure in College." As a Mom, Dannah has a heart for tween and teen girls, helping them navigate the sometimes rough waters of modesty, purity, and BFF's.
Because Dannah's Pure Freedom ministry is a good friend and partner with Cedarville University, we wanted to pass along information about another free webinar that Dannah will be offering this week on the topic of BFF's and mean girls.
Although this is not a Parent Prep webinar offered through Cedarville, we wanted our readers to have the opportunity to meet Dannah before our January 26 Parent Prep webinar, as well as alert them to this valuable parenting resource.
Following is the official description of Dannah's Secret Keeper Girl Webinar, scheduled to take place tomorrow evening (Tuesday, October 21) at 6:30 pm EST. We trust you will find it helpful...and feel free to pass the news along!
Has your daughter been the victim of a mean girl? Is she struggling with making her friendships warm and affirming? I've got help for you, but first let me share these thoughts about bullying. They are important for a mom to hear, sad as they are. National Bullying Statistics reveals the following about 2013:
- Those in 4th-8th grades are most likely to experience bullying.
- Every 7 minutes a child is bullied; 85% of the time, there is no intervention of any kind.
- Each day, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying.
These stats are heavy. What are we to do, Moms? We talk about it. Your daughter may be the victim. She may be the bully (just maybe). She may simply be the bystander. But ask her. That's key! Ask her! Most kids do not tell their parents when they are being bullied. If you want to be able to intervene and coach her up in how to respond, you'll have to ask.
Trust me - she knows about the mean kids - she can tell you their names. She's witnessed the "meanies" in action. She knows about bullying and at some level has experienced it.
On October 21st at 6:30pm ET, we're offering our first webinar to the general public. Myself and Suzy Weibel will be helping you and your daughter start the conversation. Using some fun story time, mother/daughter interaction, online polls, and more, we are going to give your daughter tools to not only survive but thrive in the tween world of bff's and mean girls!
The webinar is free, but you must register to participate. You can register here. I hope you'll join myself and Suzy.
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