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Parent Prep

Welcome to Parent Prep – Discover Top 4 Ways Parents Support the College Search

August 20, 2019

ParentPrepThank you for subscribing to Cedarville University's ParentPrep resource blog! We are excited to provide information and resources throughout this year for parents who are walking with their students through the college search and decision process.

Every week you will find new posts about important topics, such as financial aid tips and information, ways students can graduate from college with a strong faith, making the most of a campus visit, understanding the application process, and so much more! Last year we had more than 1,300 subscribers, and we would love to continue adding to the Cedarville ParentPrep family. Tell friends, family, or anyone in need of helpful college search advice! Once they subscribe, we'll send an email whenever new posts are added. We'll also be providing helpful information about College Now, our program for high school students, so be sure to tell your friends with younger students as well.

Read today's post for our Top 4 recommendations on how you can best help your student through the college search process this year. Although parents usually do not make the final college choice for their student, they do contribute to narrowing down the choices, even before the college search begins. We want to help as you start this all-important journey with your student.

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It's Time for the Hand-Off!

June 3, 2019

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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 1,000 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 through its Parent Connect eNews. These weekly updates provide helpful information about upcoming events, parent resources, and Cedarville news. You will receive your first Parent Connect email in mid-July.

If your student is attending another college or if you simply wish to unsubscribe from Parent Prep or Parent Connect 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.

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High School Students Can Take College Courses and Save Money

May 22, 2019

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 21, 2019. 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!

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How SAT/ACT Prep Courses Can Save You Money

May 15, 2019

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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