Students who meet criteria to be admitted as a transfer student are assigned a faculty advisor in the department of the major. Adults who do not meet transfer criteria may be admissible through the conditional admission program. ACP will assist transfer students in arranging an advising appointment with the program coordinator for the major. In this meeting, the student will receive an overview of the major, review her history and goals, and discuss first semester classes. She will be ready to register after meeting with the program coordinator and payment of deposit. The student will also need to meet with the department head of the major to formally declare, learn of her permanent faculty advisor assignment, and receive substitution credit for any major coursework completed elsewhere. We’re always available for questions regarding the transfer process, including interpretation of the transfer credit evaluation.
Conditional Admission Program (23+ Program)
Conditional students are advised by staff in ACP. In the initial meeting, the credit evaluation will be reviewed as well as interests, life goals, circumstances, and readiness for college work. Together, the student and advisor complete a program contract listing steps required for full admission which typically include: (1) English composition (if not already completed), (2) developmental math (if student has not completed a college math or high school Algebra 2 with at least a C), and (3) a 2.0 cumulative GPA in the first 15 attempted hours. In addition, she may complete assessments in Math, English, and/or Foreign Language for advising and course scheduling purposes. Once she has completed the requirements listed in the contract, she is eligible for full admission, can declare her major, and is assigned a faculty advisor in her major department. All credits earned as a conditionally admitted student are applicable to the degree requirements at Meredith.
Advisors in Academic & Career Planning have experience with and are specifically trained to work with adult students on developing foundational skills. Students will deepen their understanding of academic expectations and will be encouraged to make use of available campus and community resources as they balance multiple life roles.