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Cedarville University is offering a series of free webinars that offer practical information and advice for parents of high school and college students. Each webinar will focus on a particular topic and provide you the opportunity to interact with our campus experts.

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2016–2017 Parent Webinar Series

Take advantage of eight FREE webinars that offer practical information and advice for parents of high school students. Each webinar will focus on a relevant topic and provide you the opportunity to interact with Cedarville faculty, staff, or our professional colleagues.

Ideas for Making College More Affordable

Date: September 12, 2016   Speaker: Roscoe Smith

If you are the parent of a high school student and questioning how you will afford to pay for college, don't despair! Instead, join us for a 60 minute presentation that will help you make sense of the seemingly complex world of financial aid.

The webinar is led by Roscoe Smith, an Associate VP of admissions at Cedarville University who has 30+ years of enrollment experience. He is also the father of one college graduate and a current college student. You'll be able to ask questions throughout the presentation and gain insights to apply to your specific situation, all from the comfort of your own home.

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A College Insider Discusses High School GPAs and ACT/SAT Test Scores

Date: September 26, 2016   Speaker: Roscoe Smith

How important are ACT/SAT scores to universities? How are standardized test scores used? Is it better to take easy high school courses and earn higher grades, or should I take more challenging courses? Are AP courses and AP tests a good idea? What if my student is just not a good test taker? Please join us as a long-term member of the Cedarville University admissions committee discusses these questions and much more.

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Expert Tips for Completing the FAFSA

Date: October 10, 2016   Speakers: Kim Jenerette and Steve Winey

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required to access all need-based aid (institutional, federal, state), including access to federal loans. This webinar will:

  • Help parents and students successfully complete the FAFSA
  • Address both first-time FAFSA filers and returning filers (FAFSA renewal) for the new academic year
  • Provide information and tips to help you avoid unnecessary errors and processing delays
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Keys for Career Exploration

Date: November 14, 2016   Speaker: Jeff Reep

50-60% of college students will change their major. 40% of college graduates get to graduation day wishing they were earning a different degree. 65-85% of Americans dislike their job. Clearly, career dissatisfaction is a common issue. But there is an answer!

Cedarville University’s director of career services and a certified professional career coach, Jeff Reep, will discuss how students can engage in career exploration early and often. Without it, college freshmen choose majors based on vague ideas of future lifestyle, but no true knowledge of their options or of the ways God has equipped them to serve His purposes. A college education is a significant investment and selecting a major is a significant choice.

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Five Steps to Finding a Job Out of College

Date: January 16, 2017   Speaker: Jeff Reep

Are you are wondering if a college education is really a wise investment for your student? If so, join Jeff Reep, director of Cedarville University Career Services, as he tackles these important questions. You will find out why Cedarville University is able to attract hundreds of employers to campus annually, and as a result, achieves placement rates that rank among the best. Just a tip … it starts with a student’s first day on campus.

Prospective students and parents may be wondering what the university is doing to assist their graduates, considering the amount of time, money and effect that is being invested. Universities are investing a lot to recruit students but what are they really doing to help their students during their time at Cedarville? We will address this question and other pertinent questions and share what Cedarville University is doing throughout their college career to equip them for the future.

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Why Wait to Graduate High School? Take College Now!

Date: February 6, 2017   Speakers: Leanne Rubosky and Paula Kordic

Learn more about how your high school student can enroll in college courses and earn both high school and college credit through College Now and College Credit Plus! Cedarville University College Now courses are available online as well as on campus.

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Can We Really Make It Work? Funding Your Cedarville Education

Date: March 13, 2017   Speakers: Roscoe Smith and Kim Jenerette

If you are wondering how students fund their Cedarville University education, be sure to register for this webinar. Everything you want to know about financing an education at Cedarville University will be explained and displayed in this highly practical and informative presentation. We will unveil 2017-18 costs, explain the financial aid award letter, review sample student invoices, and describe payment plan options. Join us to learn how all of these features fit together to create a custom financial plan that makes it possible for your student to attend Cedarville next fall.

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Strategies for a Successful College Search

Date: April 10, 2017   Speaker: Roscoe Smith

Navigating through the maze of higher education can be a daunting experience for parents. How do I find the best college for my student? Is this even possible?

The webinar is led by Roscoe Smith, an associate vice president at Cedarville University who has 25 years of enrollment experience ... not to mention he's a dad with two college students! You'll be able to ask questions throughout the presentation and gain insights to apply to your specific situation ... all from the comfort of your own home and personal computer.

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Webinars will be online on Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT/EST. Participate in real time or visit the website to view archived webinars.