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Parent Prep

Checklist for Choosing a College

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management 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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Come See Us at a College Fair Near You

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

College FairsAs you and your student work through the college search process and, ultimately, decide which university is the best fit for your family, college fairs can be a great first step in learning about the many options. You’ll meet representatives from a wide range of schools and ask the questions that matter the most to you. You may even go home with lots of great SWAG!

Cedarville admissions counselors will be touring the country this fall taking part in numerous college fair events, including a Christian college fair circuit sponsored by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals. NACCAP hosts more than 140 fairs across the U.S. and Canada each year.

Read today's post to discover if there's a college fair near you.


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Visit Cedarville This Fall!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Fall at CedarvilleYour student's 1,000 Days at Cedarville University start with a visit day, and fall is a great time to come to campus! We want your student to make the most of his or her days at Cedarville, starting with their first campus visit!

Visiting campus is the best way to determine if Cedarville is a good fit for your student. You'll get a taste of the vibrant Christian community and commitment to academic excellence that mark a Cedarville education. We think your son or daughter will be excited to return as a Cedarville student!

Read today's post for visit opportunities this fall.


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Applying to Cedarville – Video Resource

Friday, September 3, 2021

If your son or daughter is ready to apply to Cedarville, we’ve created a helpful video resource to help them get started. From required supporting documents to admissions standards, you’ll discover everything you need to know to take this next important step in your student’s journey. As always, you can contact your student's admissions counselor if you have questions throughout the application process. We are here to serve you!

Read today's post to watch this helpful application video.

 


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

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

ParentPrepWelcome to Cedarville University's Parent Prep 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 nearly 1,000 subscribers, and we would love to continue adding to the Cedarville Parent Prep 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!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

 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...
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Shop Online Bookstore for Graduation Gifts and More!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

If you're looking for graduation gifts for your future Yellow Jacket, check out the online University Bookstore! You'll find a variety of Cedarville-branded apparel and gifts to get your student ready for the fall. Your student will also be able to purchase course materials from this site.  Use coupon code GUEST22 to receive a one-time 15% discount off one Cedarville logo item. Start shopping now!
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Shopping for Your Student's Dorm Room

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Your to-do list to prepare for your student's college experience is probably getting long. One easy — and fun — thing you can start doing is preparing for his or her residence hall room! To access the best deals, start shopping now for your student's residence hall room and other needs. Here is a helpful list of "What to Bring" items for your reference. Thinking about a cell phone or computer purchase? Be sure to check out discounts available to Cedarville...
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Choosing a Residence Hall and Roommate

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Is your admitted student ready to choose a Cedarville residence hall and select a roommate? We’ve made it easy! Your student’s personalized My.Cedarville.edu portal has all the resources he or she will need to easily transition from home to a residence hall room on campus. Your student can visit My.Cedarville.edu today to: Get to know future classmates through the Cedarville incoming fall 2021 class Facebook group. Find a roommate with RoomSync, a roommate...
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National College Decision Day Is Today!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Today is May 1 — the National College Decision Day! We are so thankful for the number of students who have already confirmed their plans to be at Cedarville in August. Here are the top reasons students and parents give for their choice: Biblical worldview. It's not just a buzzword here; it's intentionally part of every aspect of classes, residence life, activities, and ministries. Academic reputation. We have the in-demand majors students want, and our grads are excelling at...
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Accessing Cedarville Orientation Information

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

We’ve created a personalized MyCedarville student portal for all admitted students. This online resource alerts students to required forms and approaching deadlines, not to mention information about residence hall and roommate selection, financial aid, class registration, Getting Started orientation weekend, and much more! Each completed task moves them one step closer to their arrival at Cedarville University in August. You will never miss a deadline or lose a required form with this...
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Why Do Alumni Send Their Students to Cedarville?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

What 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...
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Consider the Early Start June Term for Freshmen

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Students who plan to enroll as freshmen this fall can join other incoming new students for our Early Start June term from June 12-26. During this two-week residential experience, students will take one general education course while they meet new friends and get to know campus better. They can choose from the following general education courses: The Bible and the Gospel (the first Bible minor course) Essentials of Economics Politics and American Culture U.S....
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Plan a Campus Visit This Spring

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

How do you know that Cedarville University (or any other college) is the right fit for your son or daughter? The best way to decide is to visit campus! This spring, plan to spend a few informative hours as our guest, see what makes Cedarville unique, and experience campus life in action. Enjoy your own personalized visit, register for CU Friday on March 26, or attend one of the upcoming All-Access Orientation events (April 9 and April 16) for admitted students. All-Access Orientation...
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Your Student's Next Steps

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

If you’re a parent of a future Cedarville student, encourage him or her to watch for text messages about their personalized My.Cedarville.edu portal. This online resource site alerts incoming students about upcoming mailings, required forms, and approaching deadlines. Each completed task will move them one step closer to their arrival at Cedarville! My.Cedarville.edu gives students easy access to information about residence hall and roommate selection, financial aid, class...
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ROTC Opportunities and Scholarships

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

ROTC student in classIs your student interested in a military career someday? Cedarville University offers ROTC programs for the United States Army and Air Force. The ROTC helps students gain confidence and self-discipline that they will use throughout college and the rest of their lives, while preparing for a fulfilling career. It’s also a great way to help pay for college; full and partial scholarships are available.

Read more and watch a video about Cedarville's ROTC program in today's post.


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Summer Academic Camps

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Girls working on mannequin at nursing campYour student’s college experience is just around the corner. It's time for them to explore their options, focus their dreams, and prepare for the future … all while having an unforgettable summer experience, full of new friends and great memories! That's exactly what Cedarville’s summer Academic Camps will let them do! 

While your student explores a career field, camp faculty will challenge them to make their career their calling. They will be challenged to consider how their gifts, skills, and interests can make a difference in this world for Christ. We've packed the schedule with fun activities, too, so students return home with new friends and great memories!

Read today's post to find out how your student can apply and register to become a part of the Cedarville University summer experience today!


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Making Sense of Your Student's Financial Aid Award

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Financial Aid 101Cedarville University began sending financial aid emails last week through our Self Service Financial Aid portal. We have also begun mailing a customized financial aid prospectus to the parents of accepted freshmen students. Today's ParentPrep post provides additional information for those of you who are awaiting these important pieces of information ... or anticipating this process next year!

Don't hesitate to contact our office at 1-800-233-2784. Your student's admissions counselor will also be calling to review your financial aid package and address any remaining concerns or questions.


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How a College's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

Friday, January 22, 2021

grad cap on pile of moneyWe all know students who started their four-year college journey… six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turn into 12.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

At Cedarville, we make it a priority to help students graduate on time, saving them money but more importantly, allowing them to begin using their career to make an impact for Christ sooner. Today's post provides helpful information about graduation rates and what to consider as you compare college options.


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Cedarville Financial Aid Notifications and Your FAFSA

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This week, we will begin to send financial aid packages to students who have been accepted for the fall 2021 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...
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