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Cedarville University Admissions Essay

If you are a motivated student who knows Christ personally and wants to grow academically and spiritually, we encourage you to apply for admission. We are committed to carefully reviewing every application, considering prior learning performance and standardized test scores in addition to your personal faith statement and recommendations.

FreshmanTransferCollege NowInternationalReadmissionNon DegreePost-baccalaureate
Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus ChristRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
High School TranscriptRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredn/aMost recent transcript requiredn/a
ACT or SAT TestRequiredn/aRequiredSubmit one of the following: *TOEFL, *IELTS, English3, ACT, or SAT
n/an/an/a
Christian Leader RecommendationRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
College TranscriptNot required for admission decision but requested if candidate has earned college credit while in secondary school.Requiredn/aRequired if Transfer StudentRequired if applicant enrolled in other post-secondary institutionMost recent transcript requiredRequired
TOEFL or IELTSn/an/an/aSubmit one of the following: *TOEFL, *IELTS, English3, ACT, or SAT
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  • Freshman
    • Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus Christ: Required
    • High School Transcript: Required
    • ACT or SAT Test: Required
    • Christian Leader Recommendation: Required
    • College Transcript: Not required for admission decision but requested if candidate has earned college credit while in secondary school.
    • TOEFL or IELTS: n/a
  • Transfer
    • Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus Christ Required
    • High School Transcript: Required
    • ACT or SAT Test: n/a
    • Christian Leader Recommendation: Required
    • College Transcript: Required
    • TOEFL or IELTS: n/a
  • College Now
    • Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus Christ Required
    • High School Transcript: Required
    • ACT or SAT Test: Required
    • Christian Leader Recommendation: Required
    • College Transcript: n/a
    • TOEFL or IELTS: n/a
  • International
    • Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus Christ: Required
    • High School Transcript: Required
    • ACT or SAT Test: Optional
    • Christian Leader Recommendation: Required
    • College Transcript: Required if Transfer Student
    • TOEFL or IELTS:TOEFL Minimum: 80; IELTS: 6.5
  • Readmission
    • Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus Christ Required
    • High School Transcript: n/a
    • ACT or SAT Test: n/a
    • Christian Leader Recommendation: Required
    • College Transcript: Required if applicant enrolled in other post-secondary institution
    • TOEFL or IELTS: n/a
  • Non Degree
    • Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus Christ: Required
    • High School Transcript: Most recent transcript required
    • ACT or SAT Test: n/a
    • Christian Leader Recommendation: Required
    • College Transcript: Most recent transcript required
    • TOEFL or IELTS: n/a
  • Post-baccalaureate
    • Evidence of personal relationship with Jesus Christ: Required
    • High School Transcript: n/a
    • ACT or SAT Test: n/a
    • Christian Leader Recommendation: Required
    • College Transcript: Required
    • TOEFL or IELTS: n/a

*Minimum TOEFL score of 80 and IELTS score of 6.5.

Note: View specific credentials that may be needed to enter your desired program as well as proficiency requirements that guide our course scheduling and advising process. Please contact your undergraduate admissions counselor if you have any questions.

College Now is open to highly qualified students in grades 7–12 who present a clear testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ and evidence a consistent Christian lifestyle. Students who reside in Ohio and plan to participate in College Credit Plus must also apply for admission to College Now. 

Admission Requirements for College Now and College Credit Plus

  • Evidence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A consistent Christian lifestyle as confirmed by a church leader
  • A 3.0 unweighted, cumulative grade point average in college-preparatory course work through the end of the most recent term prior to enrollment
  • ACT or SAT test scores*
    • ACT composite 22 or higher: 21 English, 19 Math, 20 Reading, 20 Science, OR
    • Pre-March-2016 SAT 1020 combined: 500 Critical Reading, 500 Math, OR
    • New SAT 1100 combined: 550 Evidenced Based Reading and Writing, 530 Math

*In the absence of ACT or SAT scores, PSAT test scores may be considered for out of state residents. Contact Admissions for more information. You may contact the registrar's office for more information regarding a residual ACT test offered on campus. You may register online for national test dates for the ACT or the SAT

Students must earn minimum proficiency scores to take math or English courses:

  • Math: 19 math ACT, 500 Math on the Pre-March-2016 SAT, or 530 Math on the New SAT
  • English: 21 English ACT, 500 Critical Reading on the Pre-March-2016 SAT, or 550 Evidence Based Reading and Writing on the New SAT

College Now and College Credit Plus students are subject to the same standards of academic and social conduct, community covenant, and University policies as other Cedarville University students.

Online, or distance education, programs are governed by state higher education regulations. Cedarville University is permitted to deliver online programs in every state and is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Questions?

Please email or call Cedarville University Admissions at 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) for more information.