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How Do Colleges Make Admissions Decisions?

November 18, 2014

photo of admissions acceptance"Begin with the end in mind." That’s good counsel for just about anything in life. Having a vision and a purpose allows us to stay focused on the end goal.

When colleges make admissions decisions, they are seeking to admit students "with the end in mind." Specifically, will they be successful in their college experience and able to achieve their educational goals at the institution?

Admissions criteria, then, are used as guidelines to help admissions officers determine if students have the "raw materials" to meet a university’s stated outcomes for graduates. At Cedarville, we seek not just to review the past, but also to consider the potential for the future.

Today's post highlights how colleges and universities set their admissions criteria "with the end in mind."

P.S. It's not too late to apply for fall 2015! If your student is considering Cedarville University, encourage him or her to apply online as soon as possible. We would be happy to discuss our admissions criteria with you in greater detail, if you have questions.

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Free T-shirt Offer for YOU!

October 29, 2014

Be Bold Tshirt Offer

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!

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Calculating the Cost of a College Education

October 28, 2014

Net Price CalculatorThe 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. 

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Fall...A Great Time to Visit Cedarville

October 22, 2014

Fall Colors at CedarvilleToday'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 AllenSarah 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!

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