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Are Online Courses a Good Fit for Your Student?

October 25, 2017

College Now LogoDual credit programs have become an important part of reducing the cost of a college education. Typically, high school students choose general education courses that meet requirements for most any degree – courses in literature, history, psychology, anthropology, or biology, to name a few.

While it is true that students can take these kinds of courses at any liberal arts college, Christian parents recognize the importance of the general education core in shaping their student's view of the world and their place in it. This is why Cedarville University offers many general education courses to high school students through its College Now program. Since many courses are offered online, students living anywhere in the country or around the world can benefit from Cedarville's biblically integrated and rigorous general education courses.

But, online coursework is still somewhat unfamiliar, and parents often have questions about whether their student can be successful in an online course. Today's post offers some insight that will help you understand the differences between learning in a face-to-face classroom versus learning in an online environment.

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How Do You Know if Your High School Student Is College-Ready? - 4 Key Traits to Look For

October 11, 2017

College Now LogoDual enrollment for high school students — like the opportunity available through Cedarville's College Now program — is a great way for your student to get a head start on college courses, and potentially save money on total college costs.

But how do you know if your student is ready for college-level work? If the question posed in the title of this post were not daunting enough, consider that the state of Ohio's College Credit Plus program now allows a seventh grader to participate in a dual credit course — as long as the admitting college or university deems the student "college-ready."

So how do you know if your student is "college-ready?" Today's post offers four key traits to look for when deciding if your high school (or middle school) student is ready for a dual enrollment program.

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Why Colleges Require ACT or SAT Scores for Dual Enrolled High School Students

September 12, 2017

ACT-SAT An increasing number of middle school and high school students are taking advantage of dual enrollment programs to get a head start on college and save money on college costs down the road. You may have questions as you consider this option for your student, especially when it comes to standardized testing. For today's post, we welcome Leanne Rubosky, Associate Director of Transfer and High School Student Enrollment. Leanne explains why many colleges — including Cedarville — require middle school and younger high school students to take the ACT or SAT to gain admission to dual enrollment programs.

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Getting Oriented to Dual Credit Classes

May 24, 2017

College Now LogoIf your high school student plans to take a College Now course from Cedarville University in either fall 2017 or spring 2018, make plans to attend the Orientation Day on August 7, 2017, here on campus.

During this free, informative day, students will:

  • Meet their program adviser
  • 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 adviser:

Paula Kordic, Coordinator
1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784)

Alyssa Johnson
1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784)

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