2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Admission Process and Deadlines Cedarville University follows a rolling admissions process. An application is reviewed as soon as the application and all supplemental items are received. However, if an applicant’s credentials do not meet rolling admission standards, the file may be held for additional review. This process involves a thorough review of the applicant’s academic credentials as well as a variety of personal factors. Applicants held for additional review will be notified and informed throughout the process. Application files may also be held for additional information if deemed necessary. Applicants held for any reason may monitor their application status online at any time. While there is no specific application deadline under the rolling admissions model, applicants are encouraged to apply early for the term desired due to other deadlines (e.g., financial aid, housing, etc.). International applicants do have a final application deadline of May 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. Students who have been offered admission for a particular semester may request to defer their enrollment to a subsequent semester by notifying Admissions in writing at least one month before the semester begins. Students may defer their enrollment for up to one year from their original start term. Reservation Deposit A reservation deposit must be submitted by new and readmitted students in order to enroll and register for courses. The 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 Fall Semester May 1 Spring Semester Nov. 1 Summer Session May 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. Note: The Dual Enrollment program has no reservation deposit requirement. However, you must observe the admission decision/ registration deadlines found at cedarville.edu/dualenrollment. New Student Orientation All new degree-seeking students are required to attend the orientation program for their term of enrollment (fall or spring). Undergraduate Admission Policies High School Preparation Although Cedarville doesn’t prescribe actual secondary school course requirements, we strongly recommend that you follow a college preparatory curriculum that includes the following: • 4 units of English (grammar, composition, and literature) • 3–4 units of mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Precalculus) • 3 units of natural science (physical science, biology, and chemistry) • 3 units of social studies (history and government) • 3 units of a single foreign language If you plan to study pharmacy, engineering, science, mathematics, or nursing, take as many courses in mathematics and science as possible in your secondary school curriculum. It is common for applicants to present transcripts containing honors, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses. When choosing electives in your secondary education, select those that develop your interests and skills in the field you’re considering for a major. Grade Point Average Calculation The University will accept weighted and unweighted GPAs, along with SAT and ACT scores, for evaluation of admission and the awarding of academic and need-based scholarships. All grades earned for high school credit are considered. Please visit the University’s Financial Aid website (www.cedarville.edu/ scholarships) for the most current policy on the use of GPA and ACT/SAT for determining financial aid. Page 14 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Admissions New Student Orientation