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Parent Prep

It's Time for the Hand-Off!

June 1, 2018

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Some of our Parent Prep subscribers are about to be parents of a new Cedarville University student! We have enjoyed sharing information and resources with you throughout this year. It will be exciting to meet you and your new student (along with more than 900 others!) when you arrive on campus for Getting Started in August.

Now for the hand-off ...

The University communicates regularly with parents of current students providing helpful information about upcoming events, parent resources, and Cedarville news. You will receive your first ParentConnect email in mid-July.

If your student is attending another college or if you simply wish to unsubscribe from the ParentConnect monthly emails, you may do so at any time. Just visit the email subscription management site, enter your email address, and update your communication preferences.

On behalf of all of us on the Enrollment Management team, welcome to the Cedarville University family!

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Scott Van Loo, Ph.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management 

P.S. If you are the parent of a younger student, your Parent Prep communication will continue later this summer. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Posted in Admissions

The Value of College Now Orientation

May 24, 2018

College Now LogoIf your high school student plans to take a College Now course from Cedarville University in either fall 2018 or spring 2019, make plans to attend the Orientation Day on August 6, 2018, here on campus.

During this free, informative day, students will:

  • Meet their program advisor
  • Learn about the technology and software they will use in class
  • Learn skills to be successful in either the online or on-campus classroom 
  • Learn how to access library resources, whether they will commute to campus or take an online course
  • Pick up textbooks in the Cedarville University bookstore

While not mandatory, this orientation day will give students confidence as they begin their College Now experience and help them succeed in the college-level classroom. Space is limited to the first 150 students who register. Register today to ensure your student’s spot!

If you are unable to attend or if your student is taking a course during summer session, you can review orientation information online. If you have questions, please contact your student’s advisor.

Posted in College Now

Students Bring Hope and Healing to Nicaragua

May 22, 2018

One thing that sets a Cedarville education apart is the focus we place on reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We encourage every student to be a part of a missions trip during their time at Cedarville, and our Global Outreach office makes it possible for them to do so. As we seek to be a blessing to others, it is our students who are often changed the most from these life-transforming experiences.

This spring, three nursing students from Cedarville were part of a team that treated 2,500 patients in Nicaragua on a medical missions trip with Global Health Outreach (GHO). Their team saw more than 250 people give their lives to Jesus. Watch the video below and be encouraged by the powerful testimony of God's faithfulness during this trip.

This summer, hundreds of our students will go out on missions trips around the country and across the globe, taking the hope that is only found in Christ to a needy world.


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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

How SAT/ACT Prep Courses Can Save You Money

May 17, 2018

pencil in hand completing standardized test answersIf you are the parent of a high school junior, you and your student have probably already started thinking about ACT and SAT standardized tests. You likely know that colleges use these scores when making admissions decisions, but did you know that schools also use them when awarding scholarships? Today's post explains how taking the extra time – and perhaps spending a little extra money – to take test prep courses for standardized tests can pay off big for your student. We'll also provide some helpful resources to get your student started.   

We wish your student success on the first step of the college journey!


P.S. Cedarville University just announced last week that we will accept the Classic Learning Test as another standardized test option to be considered for admission. Learn more.

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Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid