2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

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 Activity 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 Office of the Registrar 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. 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 • Achieving a score of 120 on the Duolingo English Test • Achieving a minimum score of 53 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE) • Demonstrating English proficiency on the English 3/Gateway EnglishTest (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 Page 16 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Admissions Undergraduate Transfer Policies