Our English placement is individualized. Incoming students who need to take the online English assessment will be contacted by the English Department. This online assessment consists of a written essay to assess grammatical knowledge, writing ability and readiness for freshman composition (ENG-111 Principles of Writing). English course placement is based on an evaluation of the English assessment results and SAT/ACT scores.
Meredith's general education curriculum requires language study through the intermediate level (205 level). Students who have studied Spanish or French in high school MUST take an online assessment test to determine placement in the most appropriate level of study. Results may indicate that a student has already met the general education requirement in foreign language. Students who studied a language other than Spanish or French and would like to continue studies in that language should contact Dr. Veronique Machelidon, department head of World Languages and Cultures. Please note, if you received college level foreign language credit at a NC community college, you do NOT take the placement test. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Students are required to take a course to build knowledge and skills in data analysis, abstract reasoning and problem solving; thus, all students must take either statistics or calculus for the General Education Mathematics requirement.
Students who have prior Calculus coursework:
If a student has previously taken a Calculus course, she is strongly encouraged to continue taking Calculus. She will receive a Calculus course recommendation based on the information she submitted on her StartStrong registration form.
Students who plan to major in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, or Computer Science:
Certain majors require a student to take Calculus. These include mathematics (BA and BS degrees), chemistry (BA and BS degrees), biology (BS degree), and computer science (BS degree). A student who has not previously taken a Calculus course will discuss placement for Calculus with their enrollment counselor at StartStrong.
A student may fulfill the General Education Mathematics requirement by taking
There are prerequisites for MAT 181 and MAT 191. MAT 170 or MAT 180 fulfills the General Education Natural Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science elective requirement, but it does not fulfill the Mathematics requirement in General Education.
Students not planning to major in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, or Computer Science
Additional Placement Tests
Appointments for placement testing or portfolio reviews in other subjects should be made through the dean of that particular school.