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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

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!

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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

High School Students Can Take College Courses and Save Money

May 15, 2018

College Now LogoYou may be getting ready to send one child off to college, but do you still have other children at home? Cedarville University has an opportunity for them as well! Our College Now program allows students to enroll in college-level courses while they’re still in high school, potentially saving thousands on their total college costs.

As part of Cedarville’s College Now program, high school students can:

  • Study with top Cedarville professors who will challenge them to think deeply and apply biblical principles to what they are learning 
  • Get a head start on college, potentially saving both time and money in completing their degree 
  • Gain confidence that they’ll excel at college-level academics
  • Save (a lot!) on tuition

And, if you’re an Ohio resident, your student may be able to take courses for FREE through Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. Those outside of Ohio can take advantage of greatly reduced costs though our Family Pay Option.

There's still time to enroll for fall classes, which begin August 22, 2018. However, deadlines for Ohio private and homeschooled students to apply for state funding for this year have passed.

Check out our website to learn more and encourage your high school student to start College Now!

Posted in Admissions Affordability College Now

Why Do Alumni Send Their Students to Cedarville?

May 10, 2018

education major in classroom with young students with hands raised and papers in handWhat makes Cedarville alumni want to send their children to Cedarville? For Cathy Exline, a Cedarville 1995 elementary education graduate, it can be summed up in one word: excellence.

Cathy found that her Cedarville experience prepared her well for the challenges of classroom teaching. "When I began my first position teaching fifth grade, my colleagues and I would chat about our college experiences," she explained. "I found that I was much more prepared to be in the classroom than other new teachers because Cedarville required and provided many more field experiences in actual classrooms. That hands-on experience allowed me to go into my first few years more confident and prepared."

Now, years later, Cathy’s daughter, Cayla, is a high school senior preparing to start her own college journey at Cedarville next fall as an elementary education major. "Of course, I wanted her to choose Cedarville," Cathy shared, "but I knew it would have to be her choice." After exploring several Christian universities, Cayla chose Cedarville.

"When we visited Cedarville, I was pleasantly surprised that many things have changed since I attended," Cathy said, referencing things like relaxed dress code and rules and new facilities. "But one thing that did not change was Cedarville's commitment to excellence in all they do."

One thing that stood out for the Exlines was the hands-on experience Cayla will receive immediately as an education major, something that Cathy herself benefited from years earlier. "We found that with Cedarville's connection with Xenia Community Schools in the Collaborative Clinical Partnership, our daughter would have even more immediate, authentic experience in the classroom to practice the things she learns in her college education courses," Cathy explained. "I was pleased with her decision to choose Cedarville and I am excited about all the opportunities she will receive."

Whatever the major, Cedarville University is equipping students with hands-on experience that enriches their academically excellent, biblically integrated coursework.


P.S. If your student has been accepted to Cedarville for fall 2018, there is still time to pay the deposit to reserve his or her place. But don't wait ... deposits are already at an all-time high!

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