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FAQs / Policies and Procedures

What are the policies and procedures of the DPD Program?

  • Withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees. Meredith College has established deadline dates and procedures for withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees. The DPD Program follows the Meredith College academic calendar. Details can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.


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How does Meredith protect the confidentiality of student records?

Information on confidentiality of records can be found in the Graduate Catalogue.

Can students have access to personal files?


Students have the right under FERPA to inspect and review their education records and to appeal to the appropriate office to have any incorrect information corrected. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by Meredith to comply with the Act. To review your student files, contact the Office of the Registrar. Students must show student ID to review their files. Letters of recommendation or other materials to which the student has waived her rights will not be available for review by the student.
Grievance procedures

Students who are experiencing academic problems either with a grade or other conditions of the course should first discuss the matter with the course professor. It is the professor’s responsibility to explain fully all grades and requirements of the course. If the problem is not resolved, the student or professor should consult the department head. Should further action be required, the matter should be brought to the dean of the school. Any grievance concerning a grade that has not been satisfactorily resolved by the teacher, the department head, or the dean may be appealed to the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs as noted in the Undergraduate Meredith College catalog, available online at Undergraduate Catalog

Disciplinary/termination procedures
Students are required to follow the Meredith College Honor Code which is described in the Student Handbook and on the College website at Honor System.
The website includes information regarding violations, penalties, and appeals.

Assessment of Prior Learning
The DPD program at Meredith College does not accept prior experience in lieu of coursework. Prior coursework must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and the DPD Director for review. A prospective student will be notified of courses that will transfer and be provided with a plan of coursework required to complete the Meredith DPD requirements. For students with education, training and credentials completed outside of the United States and its territories, the first step is to have your academic degree validated as equivalent to the bachelor’s or master’s degree conferred by a US regionally-accredited college or university. The Commission on Dietetic Registration-approved nonprofit agencies that perform this specialized service are listed on the AND webpage: http://www.eatright.org Contact an agency for current information, procedure and costs. A detailed transcript evaluation will be the most useful for the DPD Director. The DPD Director will evaluate your previous academic preparation and identify the courses you will need to meet the didactic program requirements.

Email/Nutrition Blackboard
All students must have a Meredith College email address to participate in the Nutrition Program Blackboard. If you are not receiving emails from the Program, please contact Technology Services for a College email address. Your Meredith College email address is used to provide information to you regarding courses, semester reminders, volunteer and work opportunities, and meetings.

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