Transfers are notified by Academic & Career Planning about the need to complete English and Foreign Language assessments, which are offered online and during orientation in August and January.
Meredith College maintains rigorous writing requirements. A transfer may be required to complete an English assessment to determine the need for developmental English coursework if no prior composition courses have been taken, or to determine placement if transfer courses are over 5 years old.
Because Meredith has a foreign language general education requirement, transfers may be required to complete a Foreign Language placement test if they have:
Students with recent transfer credit may enroll in the next course and those without should start with an introductory course. Current transfers who missed placement tests during orientation can learn when additonal placement testing will be offered by contacting Veronique Machelidon, department head of Foreign Languages and Literatures at email@example.com.
You will be receiving an email (sent to your Meredith email address) on or around December 6 with login information for Blackboard. This will allow you to log in to Blackboard and take your English and/or foreign language placement exam(s). If you took more than one year of Spanish or French in high school, you will test in the appropriate language*. If you took a language other than Spanish or French, you will not test. All students will take an English placement exam.**
You will have from Monday, December 9 at 8:00 AM until Sunday, December 15th at midnight to start and finish these assessments. If you anticipate having technological problems or questions, please take the assessment(s) during regular business hours (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Monday - Friday. You may reach our Technology Services Help Desk by calling (919) 760-2323. Please note that questions about the content of the exam will not be answered.
*Students that have already received college credit for any level of Spanish (SPA-101, SPA 102, SPA 205) or French (FRE-101, FRE-102, FRE-205) will not need to test. You will register for the next course in the sequence.
**Students that have already received college credit for ENG-111, Principles of Writing, will not need to test. You will register for ENG-200, Critical Reading and Writing.
Academic & Career Planning
2nd Floor, Park Center
Phone: (919) 760-8341