2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Students earn credit through CLEP by taking nationally standardized examinations in a variety of subject areas. These tests may be taken at local colleges before enrolling at Cedarville or at Cedarville after enrolling. To have CLEP scores sent directly to Cedarville University, students should enter code number 1151 on their CLEP registration forms. An official copy of the score report must be received before CLEP credit will be evaluated and recorded. By earning scores above specified levels, students receive college credit in specific course areas. Up to 40 semester credits may be earned through this program or by other test-out procedures. A complete list of the appropriate tests and respective Cedarville courses, as well as registration information, is available from Admissions, the Office of the Registrar, or the University website. No fee, other than those accompanying the examinations, must be paid in order to receive college credit through CLEP. Since the General Education core requirements are designed to be foundational in the college curricular experience, efforts to fulfill these requirements through the CLEP program must be accomplished by the time students have either completed their first two full years at Cedarville or earned 61 credit hours (junior classification). Transfer students with junior or senior classification who wish to pursue CLEP credit to satisfy General Education requirements must do so by the end of their first semester of fulltime attendance at Cedarville. Students may not pursue credit by CLEP examination for any course in which they have been enrolled or if they have taken a more advanced level course in that discipline. Hours earned through CLEP do not count as hours in residence toward graduation with honors. Institutional Test-Out Qualified students may earn credit toward graduation by passing the appropriate examinations with a grade of “B” or better. A student interested in testing out should obtain a test-out request form from the Office of the Registrar, obtain approval for the testout from the chair of the department in which the course is offered, and pay the test-out fee in the Cashiers Office. Upon completion of the approval process, the student is responsible to contact the instructor of the course to schedule the test. At the conclusion of the testing process, the test-out form will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar, denoting whether or not the student met the minimum criteria for credit. If applicable, credit for the course and a designation of test-out will be added to the student’s transcript with a grade of CE (credit by examination). This grade is not computed into the cumulative GPA. No fee, other than the initial test-out fee, must be paid to receive institutional test-out credit. A student may not test out of a course previously audited. Tests must be taken during registration week or during the first two full calendar weeks of the semester. Credits earned by test-out during a semester do not count toward the 12 semester hours required for full-time status. No student may earn more than 40 semester hours of test-out credit through tests administered at the University, CLEP, AP, IB, or any other recognized testing agency. Hours earned by test-out do not count as hours in residence toward graduation with honors. International Baccalaureate The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognized program that enables students to follow a special curriculum and take specific examinations to fulfill secondary school graduation requirements. Students can earn up to 18 semester hours for IB Higher Level examinations on which they earn scores of five, six, or seven. A maximum of six credits is permitted in any one group. To receive credit, students should submit IB transcripts to Admissions. Additional Academic Support Each student is assigned to an academic advisor who offers counsel concerning course scheduling. A student who has not declared a major will be assigned to a special advisor equipped to offer assistance in selecting a field of study. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor prior to registration, whenever an academic problem is encountered, or when considering any changes in their educational program. A student with low grades in a major or minor field may be advised to select another field of study. The Centennial Library The Centennial Library provides students with world-class information resources in physical and digital formats including printed books and journals, extensive e-book and e-journal collections, physical and digital media, and specialized, programspecific tools and databases. Through the library’s Research Center, library professionals support students and faculty in making more efficient use of library resources through workshops, classroom instruction, online help, and individual research appointments. The library’s collections are supplemented by access to the resources of OhioLINK, a statewide network of over 90 college and university libraries, with access to more than 46 million library items either online or through a statewide delivery system. The Library’s MediaPLEX offers project and production support including copying, printing, paper and materials supply, and other services. Through Digital Commons, the Library publishes both books and journals as well as storing and organizing over 55,000 digital items that constitute the University’s institutional repository. The Curriculum Materials Center provides PreK–12 resources to support the School of Education, as well as other education and ministry-related resources. Students can find both individual and group study spaces in the library, as well as access to over 170,000 print resources, computers, textbook reserves, and interlibrary borrowing. Online services include research support, citation resources, course guides, and a platform for searching and accessing the library’s online and physical resources. For more information and to access the library’s catalog and online resources, visit the library’s website at cedarville.edu/library Credit by Examination Advanced Placement High school students may receive advanced collegiate standing by participating in the advanced placement program. Up to 40 semester credits may be earned through this program or by other test-out procedures. Hours earned through the advanced placement program do not count as hours in residence toward graduation with honors. To earn credit through advanced placement, students must enroll in specific advanced placement courses offered by their respective high schools. Upon completing these courses, students take individual advanced placement examinations in each advanced placement course. Students may earn college credit for advanced placement scores of three, four, or five. Students should request that scores from these examinations be sent directly to Cedarville University by entering code number 1151 on their registration forms. Upon receipt of an official score report, the University awards the appropriate amount and type of credit for each examination as determined by each academic department. No fees, other than the fees accompanying the examinations, must be paid in order to receive the University credit.Students should contact their local high schools to obtain advanced placement course and registration information. 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 25 Academic Information Additional Academic Support