High School Students Can Start "College Now" at CU

by Jennifer Taggart, Public Relations Writer

High school students can get a jump on college courses, while saving tuition costs, by enrolling in Cedarville University’s “College Now” program. The program is a revision from the University’s former dual enrollment option.

“College Now is an umbrella term that encompasses all of the ways for high school students to take  classes at Cedarville,” said Roscoe Smith, associate vice president for university admissions. According to Smith, high school students can take classes at Cedarville in four ways: College Credit Plus, Summer Studies, school partnerships and independent enrollment.

College Credit Plus is replacing Ohio’s Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. Through  College Credit Plus, college-ready students in grades 7-12 can apply to take up to 30 credits per year of online college courses. These courses are paid by the State of Ohio if the student is an Ohio resident. 

Summer Studies is Cedarville’s residential “dual enrollment” program. High school juniors and seniors can take general education courses on Cedarville’s campus for two weeks in June.
“Students, no matter where they live, can take high-quality college-level courses at Cedarville with the convenience of the Internet,” Smith said.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.