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Admissions FAQs

Meredith is concerned about students and families affected by COVID-19. Prospective students and families who need flexibility with admissions deadlines or the submission of materials should contact the Office of Admissions at

Admissions and Financial Assistance COVID-19 FAQs

My family’s financial situation has changed because of COVID-19. Will Meredith reconsider my financial aid application?

Our goal continues to be one of partnering with students and families to make the Meredith experience a reality. If your financial situation has changed due to COVID-19, we encourage you to reach out to your admission or financial aid counselor to discuss your specific situation and learn more about presenting an appeal for additional financial aid. Reach out at or

May 1 is the traditional deadline for reserving my space in the class. Has Meredith extended its deadline for enrollment deposits?

Students and families who need additional time to reserve their space in the class due to the impact of COVID-19 should reach out to their admission counselor and request an extension. We will be happy to discuss an extension with you. Further, to meet the financial strain the virus may have placed on your family, the Commitment Deposit has been adjusted to $175. Email to request an extension.

Advanced Placement (AP) tests will be delivered differently this spring. Has Meredith changed its policies for accepting AP scores? 

Meredith’s policy for accepting AP test scores has not changed. We will accept the score you earn on the new online, shortened test. Students may want to reconsider accepting the credit, however, if the course was not completed in its entirety. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that you are setting yourself up for success at the next level of coursework.

My school is closed making it difficult for me to get official transcripts - can Meredith accept unofficial transcripts?

North Carolina high school students can still request an official transcript through the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). Students who submitted The Common Application should still be able to request transcripts through that process. However, if you are unable to secure an official transcript and can get a student copy (first-year and transfer students) we will accept the student copy. Our goal is to help you move your college plans forward.

Will Meredith still hold StartStrong pre-registration events this summer?

Like you, we'd prefer to meet face-to-face for StartStrong but only if it's safe and healthy for all. In the meantime, we are planning virtual StartStrong events that will help you make a successful transition from high school to the Meredith Community. We can't wait to welcome you to the Class of 2024!

I’m a senior and was planning to take the SAT or ACT this spring but all test centers are closed. What should I do?

You should apply to Meredith. The SAT/ACT requirement will be waived for seniors who were not able to take the examination due to test center closings and applying for fall 2020 entry to the College.

I’m a junior and was planning to take the SAT or ACT this spring but all test centers are closed. What should I do?

As a result of the pandemic and cancellations of the administration of the SAT and ACT and the uncertainty of administering equitable test options during the 2020-2021 application cycle, submission of the SAT/ACT is an optional component of the application for admission for students graduating in 2021. Meredith College is temporarily test-optional.

If you’ve taken the SAT or ACT and feel the score represents your ability, submit the score(s), we superscore. If your access to the exam(s) has been limited, submission of the scores is not required. Whichever route you choose is okay; you will not be penalized for the option you choose.  If you choose to apply test-optional do not send us a score. All applicants will indicate their choice when completing their application for admission.

My high school is only giving P/F grades for the Spring 2020 term. 

Pass grades will not negatively impact your application for admission or consideration for scholarships.

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