General Education Information for Transfer Students
Meredith welcomes transfer students who seek to complete their degrees with us. There are some basic rules and conditions governing "transferability" and those can be found in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalogue pp. 38 and 43.
For students coming from NC Community Colleges (NC-CCs) with AA or AS degrees, or Core General Education Diplomas, Meredith has become a signatory to the General Education Articulation Agreement between the NC Independent Colleges (NCICUs) and Schools and the NC-CCs. This means that if you have one of the degrees or the diploma listed above, you have finished Meredith's General Education Requirements with the exceptions of Foreign Language and Health and Physical Learning (These exceptions are true for all the NCICUs and NC system universities as well--not just Meredith).
If you have some NC-CC credits but no degree, at this link you can see the entire list of courses from NC-CCs that are equivalent to Meredith's Gen Ed requirements--meaning taking these courses at a NC-CC will be adequate for fulfilling Meredith's requirement.
If you are bringing transfer credits from other Regionally Accredited Institutions (two or four year), you will receive a "Course-by-Course Transfer Credit Evaluation" from the Merdith Registrar's Office. If you believe courses you have transferred in fulfill general education requirements and you have not received credit for them, you can appeal your case to the Director of General Education--you may be required to provide documentation beyond course title and description for a successful appeal.
You can plan to complete some Gen Ed courses that you need in your major. Due to the residency requirements for graduation from Meredith, all students must fulfill at least one half of their major credit requirements at Meredith. The document linked here contains a list of all Meredith majors and where six Gen Ed Requirements are fulfilled in major courses. The Gen Ed requirements are US, Global and Ethical Perspectives (7-9 cr. hrs.) and the three skills-focused courses: Writing Intensive, Oral Communication, and Information Literacy. In other words, taking these courses in the major means the Gen Ed requirements will add no extra credit hours to the 124 you need for graduation.
Finally, you should know that many of the "Distribution Requirements" in general education (see p. 60 current catalogue) can fulfill one of the Perspectives or Skills requirements while fulfilling the distribution area requirement--for example American History (214 or 215) fulfills the Cultural requirement and the US Perspectives requirement; PSY 312 Psychology of Exceptional Individuals fulfills the Social and Behavioral Science requirement AND the Ethical Perspectives requirement.
Additional information for transfer students is available from Academic and Career Planning.
Click here for more information on General Education at Meredith.
Contact the General Education Office at 919-760-8604 or email@example.com if you have questions about Meredith’s General Education program.