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Checklist for Choosing a College

September 13, 2018

collegebound signChoosing a college will most likely be the biggest decision your son or daughter has made so far. It can be an overwhelming — but not impossible — decision. In today's post, Matt Dearden, Director of Admissions at Cedarville, offers Five Words of Wisdom for walking through the college decision process with your son or daughter.

We will be praying along with you this year as you work through this incredible, life-changing decision. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way!

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Celebrating Record Enrollment, God's Working in Students' Lives!

September 11, 2018

Getting Started 2015The 2018–19 academic year is off to a great start! More than 1,000 freshmen and transfer students participated in Getting Started Weekend August 17–19, kicking off the academic year and their Cedarville experience. Cedarville now has 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and College Now program — our largest enrollment ever.

As with every year, Cedarville started the semester with the Fall Bible Conference. This year we welcomed Sam Allberry, pastor and author from Maidenhead, UK, as the conference speaker. Allberry challenged our students from the book of Mark to truly know who Jesus is. God is already working in our students' lives. What a great way to start the year! (To watch any of the conference sessions, visit our chapel archive.)

Giving students the opportunity to sit under the teaching of nationally recognized Bible speakers, as well as challenging them with highly regarded academic programs, sets Cedarville University apart! As you guide your student through the college search process, discuss the importance of higher education with a biblical worldview and how it can impact them. Visit us to see the difference a rigorous academic program delivered in an authentic Christian community can make.


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ID: In Christ – President's New Chapel Series

August 30, 2018

ID: in Christ chapel series logo 

Chapel has long been called the heartbeat of Cedarville University, where students, faculty, and staff gather each weekday for dynamic worship and powerful preaching. Chapel is just one way we help our students grow in their walk with Christ, and most students consider chapel a highlight of their Cedarville education! If you really want to understand Cedarville culture and what makes us "tick," you need to experience chapel. Last week our president, Dr. Thomas White, began a yearlong weekly sermon series through the book of Ephesians, titled "ID: in Christ."

Read today's post to learn how you can watch the president's sermon series — and other chapel services — from your home. It's a great way for you to discover the heart of Cedarville University.

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Posted in Spiritual Growth Student Life Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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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