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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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President's Chapel Series

Monday, September 6, 2021

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Chapel has long been called the heartbeat of Cedarville University, where students, faculty, and staff gather each weekday for dynamic worship and powerful preaching. Chapel is just one way we help our students grow in their walk with Christ, and most students consider chapel a highlight of their Cedarville education! If you really want to understand Cedarville culture and what makes us "tick," you need to experience chapel.

This year in his chapel series, our president, Dr. Thomas White, is preaching on a selection of parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in “Ears to Hear: Listening to the Stories of Jesus.”

Read today's post to watch a preview of Dr. White's series and learn how to follow along from home.


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Connect With Cedarville's President

Thursday, September 2, 2021

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Want to keep up with all that’s happening at Cedarville University? Here are is a great way you can stay connected.

Subscribe to "Inside View," the monthly e-Newsletter from our President, Dr. Thomas White. In it he shares highlights of all that is happening at Cedarville University. As you consider Cedarville for your son or daughter, we hope this "Inside View" gives you a taste of what Cedarville is all about.


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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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New Magazine From Cedarville University

Thursday, June 3, 2021

We recently released our summer issue of Cedarville Magazine, and we'd like to share it with you. Published three times a year, Cedarville Magazine tells the story of Cedarville University and the people and programs that make us unique. In the current issue, "A Season for Growth," you'll discover ideas and resources for connecting to God in a deeper way during the slower summer months. Get to know Cedarville in the pages of Cedarville Magazine. More than anything, we hope you'll see on every...
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What Do Recent Grads Say About Their Cedarville Experience?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

CommencementWe’ve told you about Cedarville’s academic rigor and excellent career preparation. We’ve told you how daily chapel and the Bible minor inspire students to know God’s Word and apply it to every area of their life. And we’ve told you how intentional mentoring and discipleship programs challenge students to seek Christ first and honor Him with everything they do. But to truly understand the life-changing Cedarville experience, you've got to talk to our students. In today's post, enjoy reading testimonies from members of the class of 2021. Then, imagine what your student will be able to say four years from now! 


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Graduation Celebrates Transformed Lives

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

smiling graduatesThis past weekend, Cedarville University celebrated the graduation of 892 new alumni, including those earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

More than just a number, these 892 students represent lives that were transformed by their time at Cedarville. Students who grew closer in their walk with the Lord from intentional mentoring, daily chapels, and biblical integration in their coursework. Students who were challenged by rigorous academics and prepared to succeed in their chosen field. Students who were in the same place as your student just four years ago, and are now ready to go out into the world and make a difference for Christ.

Be encouraged that your student, too, will experience amazing transformation at Cedarville, and you’ll be surprised at how fast the next four years will go! We will be praying for you and your student as you prepare for the transition to college life.

 

Read today's post to hear what some of these graduates have to say about their 1,000 days at Cedarville.


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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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Introducing a New Worship Video From Cedarville

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Cedarville University’s Resonance Gold worship team, one of three ministry ensembles from the Department of Music and Worship, has just released a new worship video, Whole Heart, and we want you to be among the first to experience it! This powerful song will encourage you as you surrender your whole heart to your Savior.

View today's post to watch it now!


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Defending Life Summer Institute at Cedarville

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Equipping the Next Generation of Pro-Life Leaders

Cedarville University seeks to be among the nation's leaders in speaking for the sanctity of life and the rights of the unborn. To help us accomplish this, we are excited to announce the Defending Life Summer Institute, designed to equip the next generation of pro-life leaders to advocate for the life of the unborn. Through two weeks of intensive training with two national leading pro-life communicators, you'll learn how to defend the pro-life position to a hostile world.

Read today's post for details about the institute and to watch a video with one of the speakers.


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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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Wall Street Journal Recognizes Cedarville for Student Engagement

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A recent Wall Street Journal ranking provided outside validation that Cedarville University does an outstanding job of helping students engage with their education. The Journal listed Cedarville as No. 2 out of all U.S. colleges and universities and No.2 in the Midwest for making students feel engaged, or involved, with the education process. According to the report, colleges that rank high in engagement offer an education that can have more depth and meaning. The level of engagement...
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New Pre-M.Div. Minor Starting Fall 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

If your student is considering pursuing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree after graduation, Cedarville is adding a new Pre-M.Div. minor starting fall 2021 that will make it quicker and more cost effective to earn that graduate degree at Cedarville. By adding the pre-M.Div. minor to any of Cedarville’s undergraduate degree programs — along with the required Bible minor — your student can go right into Cedarville's Advanced M.Div. program and complete their graduate program...
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The Benefit of a Liberal Arts Degree

Thursday, February 18, 2021

GradsToo often the liberal arts get a bad rap! But, a report published several years ago in Inside Higher Ed, Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term, explores the personal benefits and career advantages that can be found in pursuing a liberal arts degree. And it's still as true today! 

Read today's post to see how Cedarville University is preparing students with a strong liberal arts core, plus a very important "value add" that really sets us apart.


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ABCs of Spiritual Growth at Cedarville

Thursday, February 11, 2021

If you want to learn how students grow spiritually at Cedarville, there's probably no better way than to hear directly from one of students. One recent graduate, Angela Farlow, put together the ABCs of spiritual growth on campus (and she even added a "D"), and we'd like to share some of it with you.

From daily chapel to discipleship groups, you'll see how everything we do at Cedarville intentionally points our students toward Jesus.

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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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5 Questions to Ask About College Dorm Life

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Dorm LifeChoosing a major, figuring out a financial plan, and researching the spiritual climate are all important steps in choosing a Christian college. However, there is another vital piece that your student must consider — dorm life!

As you and your student are looking at different colleges, you’ll quickly discover that not all dorm life is created equal. In today's post, we offer 5 questions that you should ask about dorm life at each of the colleges that your student may be considering. And, you'll discover what makes Cedarville's residence life truly unique!


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Why a Bible Minor for All Students

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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At Cedarville University, we take our mission statement very seriously: "Cedarville University transforms lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.” Not only is there biblical integration in every course, but all students complete a Bible minor as a part of their academic program. Always among our students’ favorites, Bible classes stretch them to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways.

In today's post, you'll learn about the different courses that make up Cedarville's Bible minor, and discover the difference it can make in your student's life.


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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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Answering 5 Important Questions About College Affordability

Friday, January 15, 2021

College CostsWe understand that choosing a college for your son or daughter is a big decision. As you help your student work through the process, you probably have a lot of questions. In today's post, we provide thoughtful answers to five of the most common questions we hear from parents about college costs and affordability. As always, you may contact our Admissions office at 1-800-CEDARVILLE. We are here to serve you in any way we can!


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