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Admissions Tips for High School Seniors

June 12, 2013

The holidays bring a break from school that provides a good time for high school students to make progress in their college searches. The Meredith College Office of Admissions offers the following tips for high school seniors on making the most of this opportunity:

1. Complete your college admissions applications and submit them in advance of the published deadline. Submitting complete applications well ahead of the deadline means your schools of choice are allotted more time to process your application and supporting credentials before the flood of mail arrives around the deadline date.

And, if you are applying to schools with rolling admissions, the earlier you apply, the earlier you receive your decision! Still missing something for Meredith? Find it here.

2. Search and apply for scholarships. Meredith’s scholarship deadline is January 15. Click here to see a complete listing of the College’s scholarships as well as many outside scholarship opportunities. Websites like www.cfnc.organd www.fastweb.com are also great resources for outside scholarship searches.

3. Still haven’t sent your SAT and/or ACT scores to Meredith?Contact the College Board to request them. Visit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/scores.htmlfor more information.

4. Have you visited each of the schools to which you are applying?If not, pull out the calendar and find a date that works for you and your family. Don’t forget Meredith College’s last Senior Visitation Day is January 28! Register here if you’d like to attend.

5. If you have been admitted Early Decision to a college or university, or have made your final decision to attend a particular school, withdraw any active or incomplete applications you have at other colleges.You won’t hurt any feelings; admissions offices will appreciate your honesty and respect for their staff time.

6. Get your tax information from 2012 together so you can apply for financial assistance. The 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form will be available on January 1 at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

7. Is your spring semester senior year course load challenging enough? Don’t be afraid to tackle some honors and AP classes as you prepare for the rigors of a college curriculum.

Important Admissions Dates to Remember

June 12, 2013

The Meredith College Office of Admissions reminds prospective students about the following important dates:

January 1– Federal Student Aid Application
The 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) goes live on www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to submit it by February 15, the FAFSA priority deadline.

January 15–Meredith Scholarship Application Deadline
This is the application deadline for students interested in Honors (as well as Presidential and Meredith Legacy scholarships), Talent, Thomas Meredith and Paschal Scholars. Both the complete application for admission and application for the scholarship of choice must be submitted by this date. Click here for application information for these scholarships. This is also the deadline to apply for the Meredith College Teaching Fellows Program.

January 28—Senior Visitation Day, during which high school seniors and their families can visit campus, meet current students and faculty, and tour campus. Programming will begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and culminate with campus tours that begin at 2:30 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. 

February 15– Regular Decision Application Deadline
Click here for application requirements and information on how to apply to Meredith.

March 23—Experience Meredith, a day for accepted students. Get a head start on fall orientation by meeting potential classmates, professors and staff at Meredith.

Junior Visitation Day

June 12, 2013

Make plans now to attend Junior Visitation Day on Saturday, February 16!

High school juniors will meet current students and faculty, and tour campus. You can sign up online or contact the Office of Admissions for more information. We look forward to meeting you and your family!


Contact Information:
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: (919) 760-8581
Fax: (919) 760-2348
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