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ACT and SAT Optional for College Now


by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer

Student smiling and holding a penDue to the limited availability of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedarville will not require a standardized test score for admission for students in grades 7-12 who are applying to take College Now (dual enrollment) courses through spring 2023.

Cedarville also participates in the state’s College Credit Plus program, which provides funding for Ohio students to take college courses, and the state affirmed the value of test optional flexibility in admission.

The university also removed the standardized test requirement for traditional undergraduate admission. Students will demonstrate their readiness specifically for math and English courses through other prerequisites or testing options.

Cedarville’s College Now program is for students who desire to get a jump on college courses and learn from college professors.

The tuition rate is reduced by 75% and, as a result, students can lower the overall cost of their college education and enter the workplace faster. Students who are residents of Ohio may be eligible to take courses for free through CCP.

“This change to our admission policy gives students the best opportunity to pursue college courses despite the uncertainty of the time,” said Stephen Buettell, director of College Now. “This allows both those who have and have not completed standardized testing to enroll.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 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 high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit