2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

Page 8 2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Admissions Deadlines and Notifications Deadlines and Notifications Applicants to graduate programs should review the admission decision process and deadlines on the Graduate Admissions website and the respective program sections of this catalog. An admission decision is made when application files (i.e., application form and required documents) are complete. Applicants are officially notified by email as soon as a decision is reached. Applicants may also monitor the status of their application online. Extenuating circumstances for late applicants may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Graduate students may request to defer their acceptance to a future term for up to one year from the original application term. Students should send a written request to Graduate Admissions for review and approval. Students who do not matriculate within one year of their acceptance may be required to submit a new application for admission to a future term. Reservation Deposit A reservation deposit must be submitted by new and readmitted students in order to enroll and register for courses in the following programs: • PharmD – $250 • Physician Assistant - $500 No reservation deposit is required for other Cedarville graduate programs. Students offered a seat in the MMSc PA Studies program have seven calendar days to acknowledge their acceptance and must submit their deposit within 14 calendar days of the acceptance offer to secure their seat in the next cohort. Students who fail to pay the deposit within the required timeframe forfeit their seat. The reservation deposit for the Physician Assistant program is fully refundable if forfeiture of the accepted seat is received prior to January 15. No refund will be made for withdrawals of acceptance between January 15 and matriculation in the program. The PharmD reservation deposit is fully refundable if the request for refund is received before the reservation deposit deadline. All refund requests must be made in writing by the student. No refunds are available after the deposit deadline. Reservation deposit deadlines are as follows: Term Deadline Summer and Fall Semester June 1 Spring Semester Nov. 1 Students admitted after the reservation deposit deadlines must submit their reservation deposits within two weeks of notification of admission. See cedarville.edu/paydeposit for reservation deposit details. International Applicants (non-U.S. citizens) International applicants coming from countries in which English is not the native language will need to demonstrate their proficiency in English by taking any of the following tests of English proficiency and meeting the minimum score shown: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – 80, International English Language Test (IELTS) – 6.5, Duolingo – 120, or English3. Cedarville University’s institution code for TOEFL is 1151. Applicants coming from countries in which English is just one of many languages spoken may be asked to provide proficiency. Any test must have been taken within the last five years unless the applicant has completed an entire baccalaureate or graduate program in residence in a regionally accredited or otherwise approved college/university in the United States. International applicants applying for graduate residential programs must submit an affidavit of financial support, along with credible documentary evidence (bank statements, fixed certificates of deposit, line of credit or investments) demonstrating that you have enough readily available funds to meet all expenses (tuition, room, food-meal plan, etc.). Documents must be dated within six months of submission. Prior to the first day of official enrollment, international students must deposit funds to cover one semester's worth of expenses at the University in U.S. currency. International students are limited to on-campus employment only and cannot displace qualified U.S. citizens for such positions. Transcript and Standardized Test Policy Graduate and professional practice degree program applicants generally have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited or otherwise approved university. Transcripts received for admission review must be official. Applicants are required to submit official college transcripts from all postsecondary institutions in which the student has enrolled, even if no credit was earned. The degree-granting institution transcript should also indicate the degree conferred and the date granted. If a graduate and professional practice degree program applicant is currently completing a baccalaureate degree during the admission review, conditional admission may be granted until the final degreegranting transcript is received. If transcripts are in a language other than English or are from a non-U.S. college/university, prospective graduate students must submit the original transcript to a credential evaluation service. The original transcript should be submitted along with the official evaluation from the evaluation agency. The cost for credential verification and translation is the responsibility of the applicant. We recommend the following credential evaluation/translation services: • Academic Evaluation Services, Inc. • International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) • International Education Research Foundation (IERF) • World Education Services (WES) If required by a degree program, standardized test scores should be submitted directly from the testing agency to Graduate Admissions. The test must have been taken within the last five years prior to applying. Standardized test scores, if required by a program, will be considered along with other factors in making the admissions decision.