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CCP for Ohio Home Educators

Monday, January 24, 2022

College Credit PLUS logos a reminder, tomorrow, January 25, 2022, is the first of our three informative Dual Enrollment webinars.

Cedarville is partnering with Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO)  to bring you "College Credit Plus for Ohio Home Educators."

Join Cedarville staff and Melanie Elsey, legislative liaison for CHEO, to learn about 2022 updates to Ohio's College Credit Plus program.

Watch live on our website or on  Facebook Live or  YouTube Live

 


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Cedarville Financial Aid Notifications and Your FAFSA

Thursday, January 20, 2022

FAFSA logoLast week, we began sending financial aid packages to students who have been accepted for the fall 2022 semester and have submitted their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not already done so, please complete your FAFSA to ensure that your student will receive as much financial aid as possible and be among the first to receive a financial aid package.

Remember, the FAFSA is used to consider you for not only government forms of aid, but also for all need-based scholarships from Cedarville. Many students who do not receive federal or state grants DO qualify for Cedarville scholarships or subsidized government loans.

Once we receive your FAFSA, we will prepare your student's personalized financial aid award. Very shortly thereafter, we will send you a financial aid prospectus, which will outline all of the scholarships, grants, work study, and loan opportunities available to your student.

Visit our Financial Aid website for the most up-to-date information about financial aid at Cedarville.


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Register for Helpful Dual Enrollment Webinars

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

If your student is interested in taking college courses while still in high school, Cedarville's Dual Enrollment program is a great opportunity for them to consider. High school students who are dual enrolled take challenging courses for college credit alongside their peers and current Cedarville undergraduate students. Courses are based on the strong commitment to Scripture for which Cedarville is known and led by college professors who equip students through excellent education and intentional discipleship.

Want to learn more? Our Dual Enrollment team will be hosting a Facebook Live event and two informative webinars to introduce you to the program and its benefits to your student. Ohio students can even learn how they can take courses for free through the state's College Credit Plus (CCP) program.

Read today's post for more information on these informative event.


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There's Still Time to Register for the CU LEADership Conference

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

CU LEAD graphicThere is still time for your student to register for the  CU LEADership Conference on January 22. But hurry! The deadline to register is this Friday, January 14.

This year's theme is "Build Your Leadership Tool Kit," and we'll explore practical ways students can develop their leadership skills as they seek to glorify God by serving others. Dynamic speakers and challenging sessions will teach students what it means to have a biblical view of leadership.

Encourage your student to register for the life-changing CU LEADership Conference on January 22! Use discount code CULEAD22 for $5 off the cost of the conference.


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Celebrating Highlights From the Past Year

Monday, January 10, 2022

Students walking out of chapel

As we begin a new semester, it's a great time to reflect on God's goodness to Cedarville University in 2021. Whether your student has already made a final decision to enroll at Cedarville next year or is still working through the decision, we'd like to share the 2021 Highlights of the Year video and report with you.

You'll read about our historic fundraising campaign, record enrollment, and new academic programs and hear directly from students about their Cedarville experience.  Throughout the report, you'll notice a common thread: God has richly blessed Cedarville University, and everything we do, we do for Him. From cherished times in chapel to a new residence hall that will build true Christian community, you’ll see that God continues to have His sovereign hand on our campus. And, as we look to the new year, you can be confident that, by God's grace, we will continue to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. We will remain resolute in pursuing our mission to transform lives through excellent academics and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.

Please take time to read this report, and be encouraged about the truly life-transforming education your son or daughter will experience at Cedarville University. Review the 2021 Highlights of the Year now.


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When Will My Student Receive a Financial Aid Package?

Thursday, January 6, 2022

FAFSA formCedarville University plans to begin sending award notifications to new incoming students in January. Having your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed is the best way to ensure that we are able to award your student as much financial aid as possible.

The FAFSA opened on October 1. If you have not yet completed it, we encourage you to do so soon. Remember, the FAFSA is required to access all need-based scholarships at Cedarville as well as state and federal grants and low-interest federal loans.

If you have not completed the FAFSA yet, visit fafsa.gov and complete it soon. If you need help, check out our FAFSA filing instructions.


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Spiritual Growth in College

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

man standing on hill in front of sunrise with feet turning to roots in the groundAs a parent, you want your student to receive a high-quality education and be prepared to succeed in his or her chosen vocation. But as a Christian parent, you also want your student to grow in his or her faith and be transformed to live a life that honors God in everything they do. At Cedarville University, you can be assured of both.

In today’s post, guest writer Aaron Cook, Director of Discipleship Ministries at Cedarville University, shares how his experience as a student at Cedarville changed his life, and how Cedarville is still intentionally changing students’ lives today.


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How Important Is a University's Doctrinal Statement?

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Bible text close upLike your local church, Christian colleges all have a statement of beliefs. As you research and visit different institutions with your student, how important is it to consider each college's doctrinal statement?

First, know that a doctrinal statement provides the general framework within which the university will be offering its education. It is a good idea to review the statements (most are posted online) to assure you are comfortable with the direction. If you have questions about what you read, this is a great opportunity to involve your pastor to provide insights.

Second, ask Christian universities if their faculty sign the doctrinal statement as a condition of employment. Not all do. Knowing that faculty will be teaching in line with the institution's stated beliefs provides a point of accountability to you as a parent. Are you comfortable that the faculty at the university will uphold the beliefs that are most important to your family?

Several years ago, we conducted a study related to parents' use of the Cedarville University website. We made an interesting — and candidly, unexpected —finding. Parents were more likely to search terms related to the University's doctrinal commitments and focus on spiritual growth than any other topics.

In today's post, you'll read about the importance of Cedarville's Doctrinal Statement and how it informs Cedarville's approach to Christ-centered higher education.


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Student Leadership Conference Coming in January

Thursday, December 9, 2021

CU LEAD January 22, 2022

Encourage your student to register for the life-changing CU LEADership Conference on January 22, 2022.

This year's theme is "Build Your Leadership Tool Kit," and we'll explore practical ways students can develop their leadership skills as they seek to glorify God by serving others. Dynamic speakers and challenging sessions will teach students what it means to have a biblical view of leadership.

They can sign up as an individual or as part of a church or school group.


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Did You Know Cedarville Offers 3-Year Degree Completion Options?

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

smiling graduatesCedarville is always looking for ways to help make our distinctly Christian education more affordable and accessible for families. One way we do that is by offering three-year completion plans for many of our popular undergraduate degrees.

What a great way for students to fast-track their college experience and save money on overall education expenses. You could reduce your college bill by $15,000 or more. And, your student would enter the workforce and begin earning a salary one year sooner, making the value of a three-year degree $50,000 or more!

Read today's post to learn more about three-year completion plans available to your student at Cedarville.


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Livestream Our Annual Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 4, 2021

As a reminder, our annual Christmas concert is tomorrow! Each holiday season, Cedarville University presents a special Christmas celebration concert as our gift to the local community and our campus family. We’d like to extend this gift to you, wherever you are.

With hundreds of our students involved, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Cedarville’s choral and instrumental ensembles along with special performances by our esteemed music faculty. You’ll get a taste of the talent God has blessed Cedarville with, but more importantly, you’ll experience our heart — Jesus! It’s a musical celebration of our Savior’s birth, and it’s our gift to you this Christmas.

Plan to join us this Sunday, December 5, at 6 p.m. EST for this special event. Simply visit the  Christmas Celebration livestream site, sit back, and celebrate the season with Cedarville University.


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Explore Cedarville's Campus Through Our Virtual Tour

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Virtual TourThe best way for you to get to know Cedarville is by visiting campus, but we know that for some of you, distance has made it difficult to get here. That's why we created an online virtual campus tour. You’ll get a taste of Cedarville's beautiful campus as you take a guided virtual tour.

Read today's post for more information on our virtual tour, plus another great option you can explore from home.


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A Bold, Biblical Approach to Geology

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Rock formationsAt Cedarville, we approach the study of geology differently from most universities – even ones that are identified as "Christian." As with every program we offer, our geology program boldly acknowledges the Bible as the ultimate framework for research and study, without sacrificing academic excellence. We are unashamed to adhere to a literal, six-day account of creation and recognize God as the Creator of all life. We are honored to be an invited exhibitor at Answers in Genesis’ annual college expo.

Regularly, Dr. John Whitmore, Professor of Geology, leads a group of students on a trip to the Grand Canyon, where they examine geological evidence that supports the biblical account of Creation and Noah's Flood. Read today's post to watch a video to get a taste of this incredible trip.

This bold, biblically integrated education is exactly what your student will experience at Cedarville University in every course, in every major. We invite you to visit campus and see for yourself!


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Christmas at Cedarville

Friday, November 26, 2021

Christmas at Cedarville

We invite you to be a part of two special events at Cedarville as we usher in the holiday season and celebrate what we're all about — Jesus! Join us either in person or via livestream wherever you are. Christmas is a special time at Cedarville, and we invite you to be a part of it!


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Happy Thanksgiving From Cedarville University!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Fall pumpkins and candlesThanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to say how much we appreciate you as a parent and your part in your student’s college decision process! 

Research affirms that parents are the top influencers of a student's college decision. You help to shape the conversation about what is important. Thank you for making a Christian education – one that presents a distinctly biblical worldview in every academic discipline – a priority for your student.

From the Cedarville family to yours, may you experience the blessing of God's goodness and peace during this Thanksgiving season!


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Dual Enrollment Classes at Cedarville

Monday, November 22, 2021

Students working on assignments

 

You've heard us talk about your student's 1,000 days as a Cedarville, with academic excellence and intentional discipleship built into everything we do. But did you know that your student can get a head start on those 1,000 days while still in high school?

Your high school students can take dual enrollment online courses at Cedarville and start earning college credit now, saving time and money later. They can take general education courses, start the Bible minor, or explore a major. And, just like all Cedarville undergraduate students, they'll experience high-quality academics with a biblical worldview taught by Christian professors who want to help them succeed. 

Students who apply by November 30, 2021, will be eligible to begin classes in January 2022, and Ohio students using College Credit Plus funding may be eligible to take courses for FREE!

Learn more and encourage your student to apply today!

 


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Cedarville Is Homeschool-Friendly

Thursday, November 18, 2021

If you’re a homeschooling parent, you probably have specific concerns when considering where to send your son or daughter to college. Our president, Dr. Thomas White, understands. He's a homeschooling dad.

Dr. White recorded a video in which he highlights what makes Cedarville University homeschool-friendly. Watch the video in today's post and you’ll discover how at Cedarville, your student will join many other homeschool students on a vibrant Christian campus. He or she will be challenged with rigorous academics and encouraged through daily chapel, Bible minor courses, and intentional discipleship to grow deeper in their faith.


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Explore Cedarville's Bible Minor Project

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Dr. Chris Miller teaching in online videoOne of the value-added distinctives of a Cedarville education is the Bible minor that is built into every undergraduate program. Made up of five courses — The Bible and the Gospel, Old Testament Literature, New Testament Literature, Theology I, and Theology II — the Bible minor stretches students to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways and encourages them to apply Scripture to all areas of their lives.

Read today's post to see how you can experience this outstanding Bible teaching at home for FREE through our online Bible Minor Project.


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How Do Colleges Make Admissions Decisions?

Thursday, November 11, 2021

photo of admissions acceptanceAs you and your student go through the college application process, you may wonder what colleges consider as they make admissions decisions.
When colleges — including Cedarville University — make admissions decisions, they are seeking to admit students who will be successful in their college experience and able to achieve their educational goals at the institution.

Read today's post for more insight into Cedarville's admissions process, including admission requirements and intended outcomes.

P.S. It's not too late to apply for fall 2022! If your student is considering Cedarville University, encourage him or her to apply online as soon as possible. We would be happy to discuss our admissions criteria with you in greater detail, if you have questions.


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Announcing Increased Scholarships for Fall 2022 Freshmen!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

At Cedarville University, we are doing everything we can to make our academically excellent, Christ-focused education affordable for families. We recently announced increased scholarships for incoming freshmen for fall 2022, and we wanted to be sure you were among the first to hear the news.

The President's Scholar Award ranges from $10,000 to $20,000, based on high school academic credentials. Due to limited availability of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedarville will not require an ACT, SAT, or CLT test score as a requirement for scholarship consideration (or for admission) for students entering any term through spring 2023.

The President's Scholar Award is renewable for all four years assuming the academic renewal criteria are met each year. These generous scholarships can be combined with other Cedarville or outside scholarships, as well as need-based aid.

A Cedarville education is one of the best investments your student will ever make, and we are serious about making it affordable for your family.


P.S. If your student has not yet applied for admission, now is the time! It is FREE to apply through November 15, and all applicants who meet that deadline will also receive a Cedarville Yellow Jackets T-shirt.


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