If you do not meet the criteria for transfer admission and you are 23 or older, you may be eligible for conditional admission as an adult student. We understand that you face unique challenges and bring unique gifts to your educational experience. We’re here to help you successfully balance your academic studies with career and family life.
Whether you’re just beginning college, completing an interrupted college education or transferring from another school, we’ll help you achieve your educational and professional goals.
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If you’re thinking about attending Meredith as an adult, we congratulate you! We understand that this is a major decision that may impact your family, your present career and perhaps your finances. That’s why we have special programs in place to support you every step of the way. Our advisors help you set your academic goals and determine how to reach them. Visit our advising website for more information about special services for adult students. You may also want to watch this video of an adult student who recently graduated from Meredith.
We have nearly 300 adult undergraduate students, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make friends with other women who are facing similar challenges and experiencing the joys of learning. We look forward to meeting you!
Counselors help you with the admissions process. You should complete your application process by February 15 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. We invite you to apply!
- Submit Transfer/Adult Application, including essay
- $40 non-refundable application fee
- Submit official high school transcript and GED
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Have passed Algebra I or its equivalent in high school with at least a C or have passed a college transferable math class at an accredited institution with at least a C.
- Information session attended or individual appointment with an Admissions Officer
Meredith College is a signatory school on an articulation agreement with the North Carolina Community College System. This agreement makes it easier for students to complete four-year degrees at Meredith.
Students who complete the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at a North Carolina Community College enter Meredith College as juniors. In addition to guaranteed transfer of all eligible credit hours, these students are eligible for additional need-based financial aid, and register early with the junior class. Students who are in Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, and at least 30 hours of transfer credit, are eligible to receive Meredith’s Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, an annual award of $5,000.
Information sessions are offered for women interested in pursuing an education at Meredith.
2013-2014 Transfer/Adult Information Sessions
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 7, 2013
- Sunday, January 26, 2014
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH or (919) 760-8581 to arrange an individual appointment. Appointments are available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We’re dedicated to making education affordable. You qualify for financial assistance if a gap exists between what you and your family can contribute and the overall cost of attending Meredith. Scholarships, grants and loans are available to students exhibiting financial need.
To apply for financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline is February 15; applications received after this date will be considered for assistance as funding permits. FAFSA applications are available beginning January 1 at www.FAFSA.ed.gov.