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Wave Program

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Start your Cedarville experience off right!

Join fellow incoming Cedarville freshmen for Wave, a two-week residential academic program that will prepare you to succeed in college-level academics. You’ll learn valuable skills as you get acclimated to campus and build a sense of community with your future classmates.

June 15–26, 2020 on the campus of Cedarville University

Check in: Monday, June 15, from 3–5 p.m.

Checkout: All students must be picked up by 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26

Cost: $950, which includes housing, meals, course fees, field trips, activities, and a T-shirt

*Note: Wave is by invitation only and is limited to the first 30 applicants.

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What to Expect at Wave

As part of Wave, you’ll:

Begin the one-credit Foundations course, which will help you develop practical skills you’ll need to succeed in college, such as time management, note-taking, and test preparation. As part of this course, you will choose Writing Studio or Intermediate Algebra as your proficiency focus. After successfully completing Wave, you’ll be awarded a $2,000 renewable scholarship.

Get acclimated to life at Cedarville. Studies show that students who are exposed to college before enrolling are more likely to succeed. Get to know campus and discover what it’s like to be a student at Cedarville. Paint the rock, play sand volleyball, or just hang out in your hall lounge with friends!

Attend valuable workshops and seminars with practical information to help you prepare for your future. Expert presenters will speak on areas like balancing social life and academics, best practices in academic success and career development, interview a panel of current students, and more!

Build a strong community. Through various fun activities — such as Kings Island amusement park and Young’s Jersey Dairy — and team-building experiences — such as an iron chef competition — you’ll make friends and begin to build a community of support on campus.

After Wave, you’ll start your college experience with the academic skills you need, a strong, vibrant community of friends, and a scholarship worth $8,000 over your four years at Cedarville.