2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

through an approved proctoring agency are also acceptable. 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. 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 66,000-square-foot library served as the cornerstone of the University’s 1987 centennial celebration. This structure brings together research and information services, resources, and personnel to support students and faculty. Located on a prominent site within the academic cluster of buildings, this facility provides solo and group study spaces, physical information materials, and in-person research support designed to meet the needs of all academic programs. The Library presently houses over 170,000 print volumes and provides access to nearly 200,000 e-books along with access to world-class databases and digital resources. Library resources are accessible remotely by students or faculty members, and research support services are also available online. In 1996, Cedarville University became one of the first private institutions to join OhioLINK, a cooperative of over 90 institutional libraries in Ohio that share physical resources through direct borrowing and digital resources through consortial purchasing. The Library’s Digital Commons serves as the University’s institutional repository and publishes both books and journals. The library also houses the MediaPLEX, the Curriculum Materials Center, computer classrooms, a variety of individual and group study spaces, and the University archives. The MediaPLEX offers project and production support including copying, printing, paper and materials supply, and other services. The Curriculum Materials Center provides PreK-12 resources to support the Education program in the Cedarville University School of Education and Social Work, as well as other education and ministry-related 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. 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. CLEPs taken with remote proctoring 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 25 Academic Information Credit by Examination