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Classic Learning Test Accepted at Cedarville

by Karina Brady, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University announced today that it will officially accept the Classic Learning Test (CLT) as an alternative standardized entrance exam for undergraduate student admissions, effective with fall 2019 applicants.

The CLT is a new college entrance exam that began in 2015, and is as an alternative to the American College Test (ACT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). It was developed by educators Jeremy Tate and David Wagner, and uses texts and ideas from Western thought and the teaching of the Great Books.

Cedarville University enrollment leaders believe the CLT is suitable in assessing potential students’ readiness for the rigors of a classical liberal arts education.

"Cedarville University is excited to begin accepting the Classic Learning Test for future applicants,” said Scott Van Loo, vice president for enrollment management. “We recognize the importance of accepting a college entrance exam that reflects a student's understanding of the great books and proficiency in mathematics. We also believe the test will open up additional opportunities for students to demonstrate their college readiness."

Cedarville University will begin accepting freshmen and transfer applications for the fall 2019 term on June 1, 2018. To learn more about the CLT, or to locate a testing center, visit

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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