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At StartStrong, you’ll discover your primary strengths, explore options for your first semester course schedule, and connect with faculty, staff, and other incoming students.

Register for StartStrong

Contact Information
1st Floor, Park Center
(919) 760-8088
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Startstrong: Counselors smiling while greeting students

Prepare for a successful first year at Meredith.

  • Take an assessment to identify your top 5 strengths
  • Discuss your fall course schedule with a faculty adviser
  • Connect with your classmates

StartStrong Service Project

What else will I do at StartStrong?

  • Get your official student ID card
  • Participate in a service project
  • Have fun!

Step 1:

Submit the StartStrong Registration Form

Priority deadline to sign up is June 10. 

Students attending StartStrong in Kresge AuditoriumIf you intend to enroll in the Dual Degree Engineering Program, please fill out the Declaration of Intent.

If you are a new first-year student living abroad and are unable to attend, submit the Regrets Only Form for students living abroad.

Step 2:

Take the Online Placement Exams

StartStrong Students Writing in KresgeAfter you submit your deposit you will receive an email with your username and password for your Meredith email address and your NetID and password for MyMeredith, the College's intranet.

Log into MyMeredith. If you took more than one year of Spanish or French in high school, you are required to test in that language. If you took a language other than Spanish or French you will not test. The foreign language placement exam opens April 9 at 8 a.m. Please complete your testing as soon as possible. You must complete the placement exam(s) before MIDNIGHT on Sunday, May 26.

Step 3:

Prepare for StartStrong

StartStrong Admission Counselors preparing to greet studentsDuring StartStrong you will meet with an Enrollment Counselor regarding your schedule. To prepare, familiarize yourself with general education requirements as well as courses that first-year students may want to consider. Begin thinking about your first Meredith schedule.

Step 4:

Attend StartStrong!

After you register for StartStrong, the Office of Admissions will confirm your date of attendance. We’ll do our best to accommodate your first choice of dates. We look forward to seeing you this summer!StartStrong Admission Counselors preparing to greet students

Attendance is required of all new students. Students who cannot attend due to extreme circumstances (i.e. travelling from another country) will be contacted separately.

"Attending StartStrong marks your very first moments as a Meredith College student. Here you'll start learning about your strengths, form relationships with faculty, and start friendships with your peers. Join us at StartStrong and start your Meredith journey!"
Alex Davis Director, Office of Academic Advising