2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Standardized Test Use General Use Due to the limited availability of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedarville will not require a standardized test score for admission for students entering any term through spring 2023. Though standardized tests are not required, Cedarville University accepts ACT, SAT, and CLT tests for admission, financial aid, and proficiency purposes. Cedarville “superscores” all standardized tests. This means that Cedarville will take a student’s highest subscores achieved on any of the dates a student took a given test and then combine those scores together to create a new composite “superscore”. Cedarville’s SAT code is 1151 and Cedarville’s ACT code is 3245. Test scores should be reported directly from the respective testing agency. Scores may also be reported on the official high school transcript from traditional high school programs. Financial Aid Accepted students may increase the amount of their financial aid awards with improved test scores if received by the posted financial aid deadlines found at cedarville.edu/scholarships. Additionally, there are GPA requirements for all awards. Proficiency and Test Out Upon enrollment, University students must demonstrate proficiency in English and mathematics. One way to demonstrate proficiency is via standardized test scores. For proficiency purposes, Cedarville University will consider the highest subject score from either the ACT, SAT, or CLT. English proficiency can be met with a score of 21 on the English section of the ACT, a score of 550 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT, or a score of 52 on the Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/ Writing combined sections of the same CLT. English proficiency can also be met with a score of 6 on the ACCUPLACER WritePlacer exam. Math proficiency can be met with either a score of 19 on the math section of the ACT, a score of 530 on the math section of the SAT, or a score of 20 on the Quantitative section of the CLT. Math proficiency can also be met with a score of 250 on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation exam for Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics. For more information, please refer to the General Education Requirements on page 26. Undergraduate Transfer Policies College-level courses with grades of “C-” or better and earned at regionally accredited or other approved colleges are usually transferrable to Cedarville University. Courses in which less than a “C-” is earned or taken from an unaccredited institution are not granted transfer credit. Vocational/technical credits and credits for military training are generally not accepted. However, academic credit of this nature may be reviewed on a course-by-course basis. Although Cedarville University does not have a defined limit on the number of credits that a student may transfer, all students must meet the minimum standards for graduation, as prescribed for their degree program in the University catalog. In addition to meeting the specified grade point average and general education requirements, transfer students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours from Cedarville University, at least one-third of the course requirements for their selected major from Cedarville University, and at least 32 semester hours of upper-division (3000–4000 level) courses. Due to the particular nature of their content, some course requirements must be taken from Cedarville University. Unless otherwise approved by the department chair or dean, this is applicable for three general education requirements, including GSS-1100 Politics and American Culture, HUM-1400 Introduction to Humanities, and PEF-1990 Physical Education and Healthy Living. Upon receipt of official transcripts, specific transfer course equivalencies are determined by the Office of the Registrar, in collaboration with the dean or chair of the corresponding school or department. All prospective transfer students receive an official, individualized, written transfer evaluation from the Office of the Registrar that confirms the total number of transferable credits, the specific course equivalencies, and how each course is applicable to the student’s selected course of study. All transfer credit for which a student is eligible will be posted on the student’s transcript with the assigned course equivalent and a transfer grade of “K.” Grades for courses taken at other colleges and transferred to Cedarville are not included in the Cedarville cumulative GPA. Only work completed at Cedarville is included. All transferred credits are visible in the University’s electronic degree audit system to enable transfer students to accurately track their progress toward graduation at any time. Students who wish to appeal a transfer decision should contact the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar’s office will consult with the appropriate dean or department chair to re-evaluate the course(s) in question, on the basis of additional course materials, past practices, and the student’s specific circumstances. A written response will be delivered to the student in a timely way following this review by the faculty. For international colleges or universities, the international equivalent of regional accreditation or Ministry of Education recognition will be considered. If transcripts are in a language other than English or are from a non-U.S. college/university, the original transcript must be submitted 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: • International Consultants of Delaware • World Education Services (WES) • Academic Evaluation Services, Inc. • International Education Research Foundation Additional information concerning the transfer of credits is available from the Office of the Registrar, upon request. Page 16 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Admissions Standardized Test Use