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Admission Requirements

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. If you are seeking to enroll in graduate courses for personal enrichment or professional development, you are invited to apply for graduate nondegree studies. Cedarville University invites applications from those who:

  • Have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (preferred GPA of 2.75 or higher)

Applicants must also affirm their commitment to the Cedarville covenant and agree to abide by the graduate student standards of conduct.  Applicants should review the University’s doctrinal statement to understand our beliefs and Christian heritage, which serves as the foundation for our community.

University Admissions reviews the qualifications of each applicant on an individual basis. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

Note: Students seeking to take graduate-level courses without the intent of completing a graduate degree may choose to change their status and enter into a formal graduate degree program by satisfying a program's admission requirements and completing the degree-seeking application process. Nondegree students may be limited to certain courses due to prerequisite requirements.

Nondegree Application

We encourage you to apply early for admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application.

  1. Application for Admission [online]
    Provide personal, educational, and professional information; submit a personal statement indicating your motivation and goals for pursuing this program.
  2. Christian Leader Reference [online] [pdf]
    Have a pastor or church leader within the church you attend who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. References from family members will not be accepted.
  3. Transcripts
    Provide an official transcript from the institution that awarded your bachelor's degree. The transcript should indicate the degree conferred and the date granted.

Note: Please review additional information and requirements for international students.

Note: Please review readmission information for existing graduate and adult students.

Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received. In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.