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Parent Prep

Your Student's Next Steps

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Pencil checking off a checklistIf you’re a parent of one of our incoming new Cedarville students, encourage them to watch for text messages about the 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!

As examples, My.Cedarville.edu gives students easy access to information about residence hall and roommate selection, financial aid, class registration, Getting Started orientation weekend, and much more. They will never miss a deadline or lose a required form with this interactive, personalized site!

If you have not already done so, now is the time to pay your student's reservation deposit and secure a place in the fall class. You can send the $250 deposit by mail or pay by credit card online. The deposit is refundable through May 1.

Call Admissions at 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) if you have any questions.

P.S. Did you know that Cedarville hosts a private online Facebook community for our admitted students? It’s a place to join engaging conversations, explore interests, ask questions, and receive updates. It is the online space to be for all future Cedarville students! Please encourage your student to join the conversation at My.Cedarville.edu!


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CCP for Ohio Home Educators

Friday, February 25, 2022

College Credit PLUS logoCedarville is partnering with Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO)  to bring you "College Credit Plus for Ohio Home Educators," a free webinar event.

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 3 p.m. EST

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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Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Enrichment Event

Friday, February 25, 2022

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On Saturday, March 5, Cedarville will host the Teach Them Diligently live homeschool enrichment event. This one-day in-person and livestreamed event will take place in the Dixon Ministry Center and the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Teach Them Diligently aims to help families fulfill the Great Commission by providing them with opportunities to unite around the Gospel and with resources that encourage, equip, and inspire them to bring up and educate their children as ambassadors for Christ.

Learn more and register.


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5 Questions to Ask About College Dorm Life

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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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M.A. in Innovation Added to Graduate Slate

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

People sitting around a table putting a light bulb  puzzle  togetherCedarville University is excited to announce a new M.A. in innovation degree, the first of its kind at an evangelical Christian university. This is another example of how Cedarville continues to add in-demand programs that prepare its students well for the future.

And, it addresses the #1 skill employers are seeking:  creative problem-solving!

In the M.A. in innovation, students will gain knowledge and practical hands-on skills to lead the way in enacting real change through creative ideas. They’ll learn to think outside the box to find real solutions to consumer and organizational problems. As followers of the Master Creator, we think Christians should be the most creative problem-solvers on the planet!

As with most of or our graduate programs, parents of current undergraduate or dual enrolled students qualify for a 15% parent discount scholarship.

Learn more about the M.A. in innovation online. We'd love to have you join you us as a Cedarville graduate student!


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Why a Bible Minor for All Students

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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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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Summer Studies Offers Amazing Experience for Students

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Summer studies“Summer School” = “Two of the Most Amazing Weeks of My Life!”

That’s how one high school student described her experience at Cedarville University's Summer Scholars, a two-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Summer Studies offers a unique blend of rigorous academics, transformative spiritual and personal growth, and crazy fun with great new friends.

Offering a choice from among four courses that satisfy general education requirements in any Cedarville University major – The Bible and the Gospel, Essentials of Economics, General Psychology, U.S. History, and Politics and American Culture – Summer Scholars will allow your student to experience real college life, earn three hours of college credit, and make new friends that will journey alongside them for their entire undergraduate career at Cedarville.

This year’s Summer Studies takes place June 11–25, 2022, and costs $1,049, which includes the 3-credit course, housing and meals, and all activities. (Ohio students may qualified for free tuition through  College Credit Plus. Check with your high school guidance counselor to see if you qualify.)

If your student is a rising junior or senior who is already taking Dual Enrollment courses or has been accepted to the Dual Enrollment Now program, no new application is required. Students who are not yet a part of Cedarville's Dual Enrollment can apply today! Visit our  summer scholars website to view important dates and deadlines.


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Including Dual Enrollment in Your College Plan

Monday, February 7, 2022

As a reminder, tomorrow, February 8, 2022, is the third of our three informative Dual Enrollment webinars.

Learn how dual enrollment can help your student get a jump-start on college to save both time and money. Once you register, you'll receive a link to access the webinar on the day of the event.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. EST

Register now »


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Summer Academic Camps

Friday, February 4, 2022

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 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 Cedarville University's summer experience today!


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Making Sense of Your Student's Financial Aid Award

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Financial Aid 101Cedarville University began sending financial aid emails last month 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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Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program: What’s New in 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

As a reminder, tomorrow, February 1, 2022, is the second of our three informative Dual Enrollment webinars.

Learn how Ohio high school students can take FREE college courses and get updated information about 2022 College Credit Plus (CCP) deadlines, eligibility requirements, and more!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. EST

Register now »


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Answering 5 Important Questions About College Affordability

Friday, January 28, 2022

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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Proof Positive: Announcing New Placement Rates

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

98.4% placement rate for 2021You’ve heard us talk a lot about the quality of a Cedarville education. We're excited to share new information that affirms the results of our efforts and the caliber of our students and alumni.

In a recent survey of our 2021 graduates, we found that an amazing 98.4% of the graduating class was either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, even in the middle of a global pandemic! That is among the very best placement rates you will find and is well above national averages for colleges and universities. Employers seek out Cedarville graduates for their academic preparation, work ethic, and character. Our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. 

And, not only are our graduates prepared to obtain good jobs in desirable career fields, they are being equipped to serve God and share the message of the Gospel wherever He leads them. That’s what truly sets Cedarville apart.

P.S. Our Career Services office is one of the big reasons for our graduates' placement success. Career Services offers career fairs each year with hundreds of companies and graduate schools on campus to help students connect with potential employers and build a professional network. The Career Services office also supports students with resume preparation, interview training, internship placements, career interest surveys, advising on choice of major, and much more!


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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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