2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

International Admission Policies (non-U.S. citizens) Cedarville University welcomes applications for admission from students of all nations. The University was approved for the acceptance of nonimmigrant enrollment by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in 1959. International students should follow the University admissions procedures carefully, submitting their applications well in advance of deadlines so that sufficient time is available for processing and communication. Standardized Test Requirement All undergraduate international applicants are encouraged to submit either the ACT, SAT, or CLT exam. Cedarville’s institution code for the SAT is 1151 and the ACT institution code is 3245. English Proficiency Students must demonstrate English proficiency to be admitted to academic study. In addition to submitting the ACT, SAT, or CLT exam, international students are required to demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following: • Achieving an internet-based score of 80 on the TOEFL • Achieving a 6.5 on the IELTS exam • Demonstrating English proficiency on the English 3 Proficiency Test (E3PT) • Achieving an ACT composite score of at least 22 and English sub-score of 22 • Achieving a SAT score of at least 1100 and Writing and Language sub-score of 550 • Completing at least two years in an English-speaking high school setting (i.e., English-speaking international school), including two years of high school English courses (non-ESL) with satisfactory grades • Provide proof of citizenship and residency from a native speaking English country • Completing an entire baccalaureate program in a regionally accredited or otherwise approved college/university Verification of Non-English Transcripts All transcripts submitted to Cedarville University, including final, official high school transcripts, must be in English. If transcripts are in a language other than English, have a different grading system from the U.S., 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 Financial Requirement To satisfy United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements for F-1 visa status, Cedarville University is required by law to verify the financial resources of each international applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 for F-1 visa applicants). In addition to completing application for admission materials to Cedarville University, accepted students must also submit the Affidavit of Financial Support form (with stamped, signed original bank documents showing sufficient funds available). Prior to the first day of enrollment, international students must deposit funds to cover one semester’s worth of expenses at the University in U.S. currency. University expenses include tuition, room, board, and variable costs. Questions concerning immigration issues should be directed to the International Student Services office. International students who submit either SAT or ACT scores along with their transcripts will qualify for academic institutional scholarships. Verifying Students Selected for Proof of Educational Purpose Students may be required to verify their identity and confirm Statement of Educational Purpose. Students may do so by downloading and completing Cedarville’s Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose form located on Cedarville’s website. Students who are CPS selected in V4 and/or V5 verification tracking groups are notified through the University software system (self-service portal) and corresponding emails, as instructed in 34 CFR 668.56 and the AVG. Orientation Participation in the International Student Orientation program is mandatory for all new international students. It is also highly recommended for MK-TCK students who desire to participate. This three-day program is comprehensive and includes airport transportation, activities, and meals for all students attending orientation. It offers a variety of exciting, informational sessions and fun activities to help International, MK, and TCK students get oriented to campus and university life. The advanced arrival gives students time to acclimate to their surroundings and get to know other students as well. Orientation topics include academic adjustment and support, cultural adjustment, banking, employment, and important details about maintaining visa status. In addition to this orientation, all new international, visa-holding students are required to enroll in the following course in their first semester: COLL-0950 International GATEways to Success (1 hr) This course is a requirement for all international, visa-holding students. It is designed to help students adapt to college-level learning in the American classroom and to the expectations of “American” time. The class is designed to give each student a successful start with proven cultural adjustment and academic strategies, and addresses plagiarism, intercultural communication, and cultural intelligence while promoting growth in their spiritual walk. The course is a semester-long extension of international student orientation and sets the foundation for student success, retention, and persistence. This one credit hour course does NOT count toward the hours needed for graduation. Church Relations Church Relations seeks to engage Christ-centered churches and their leadership in order to build and strengthen strategic and reciprocal relationships, connect churches to the resources of Cedarville University, and promote student involvement in local churches. This engagement occurs through a number of activities and efforts. • Pastor Appreciations Notes — Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to express appreciation for their pastors. Personal notes and postcards are used in this annual effort. • Annual Conferences — Church Relations sponsors or supports Cedarville conferences designed to equip and strengthen local churches, such as the annual Pastors Conference, Worship 4:24, and other events, addressing a variety of issues facing the church. • Regional and National Conferences — Church Relations represents the University at a number of regional and national conferences. • Pastor Recommendation and Church Match Scholarships are a way Cedarville partners with churches in support of young people who wish to attend Cedarville. 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 17 Admissions International Admission Policies (non-U.S. citizens)