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First Year / Admission Requirements

For all applicants, a completed application, including an essay, is required. Students must also submit a non-refundable $40 application fee or acceptable fee waiver. A complete list of application requirements is provided below.

Secondary School Report/High School Transcript

We’ll review your coursework for academic rigor and your grades for success. Meredith uses an unweighted grading scale when reviewing transcripts.

Minimum completed units in grades 9-12:

  • English – 4
  • Mathematics – 3 (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry or a higher level course for which Algebra II is a pre-requisite.
  • Science – 3
  • History/Social Science – 3
  • Foreign Language – 2
  • Academic Elective – 1

Standardized Tests

Scores on the SAT or ACT. Meredith does not require subject tests.


Provide a recommendation from a school official who can attest to your academic ability during your junior or senior year. Additional academic recommendations are welcome.


A two-part writing sample is an important component of your application. Your response provides us with a deeper insight into you as a person and helps us understand the experiences that have shaped you. We also learn more about your interest in Meredith and why you believe Meredith is a good fit for your education.

Please submit your thoughtful response to the following questions (maximum combined length should be no longer than 500 words):

A. Describe the attributes of a Meredith education that make it a good fit for your future.

B. Provide a personal example which demonstrates your commitment to planning, pursuing, and reaching your goals in the face of challenge.

Home-schooled Students

In addition to the requirements above, an interview with an Admissions Officer and two recommendations are required. One of the recommendations should be completed by a non-relative.

For complete admission guidelines, contact the Office of Admissions at (919) 760-8581 or 1-800-MEREDITH or The current Undergraduate Catalogue also provides detailed admission information.


Contact Information:

2nd Floor, Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8581
Fax: (919) 760-2348
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