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First Year Admission Deadlines


Meredith offers three First Year application plans: Early Decision (binding), Early Action (non- binding), and Regular Decision.

Early Decision (ED) application plan is designed for students who have thought through their college options carefully and are ready to officially choose Meredith as the college they will attend, if admitted.  Early Decision is a binding application plan. Students admitted Early Decision are expected to withdraw all applications to other colleges/universities and be ready to officially reserve their space at Meredith by December 15. Early Decision applicants who would like to be considered for financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in early fall or by the ED financial assistance application deadline.

Early Decision deadlines  (binding decision)

Application deadline: October 30, 2018

Decisions Released: On or before November 15, 2018

Financial assistance application priority deadline: November 10, 2018

Expected notification of financial assistance: December 1, 2018

Deposit Deadline: December 15, 2018

 

Early Action (EA) application plan is designed for students who would like to receive a reply from Meredith early and prior to Regular Decision.  Early Action is a non-binding application plan. Early Action applicants who would like to be considered for financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in early fall.

Note: Students applying for scholars’ programs or talent scholarships are encouraged to apply to the College using the Early Action Application Plan and must be admitted to the College by the Scholars’ Program Application Deadline.

Early Action deadlines 

Application deadline: December 3, 2018

Decisions Released: On or before December 15, 2018

Financial assistance priority deadline: January 15, 2019

Expected notification of financial assistance: February 15, 2019

Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2019 - National Reply Date

 

Regular Decision candidates are those who wish to apply to a number of colleges, and should complete the application process during fall or early winter of their senior year.

Regular Decision

Priority Application date: February 15, 2019*

Expected notification: Rolling, beginning mid-December

Financial assistance application priority deadline: February 15, 2019*

Expected notification of financial assistance: Beginning early March

Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2019 - National Reply Date

*Recommended deadlines for admissions applications and priority financial aid. Applications received after the priority dates are reviewed on a space available and funds available basis.

 

Admission Deadlines/Spring Applicants

Application deadline: November 1, 2018

Expected notification: Rolling starting in October

Financial assistance application priority deadline: December 1, 2018

Expected notification of financial assistance: Rolling

Deposit Deadline: December 1, 2018

* Recommended deadlines for admissions applications and priority financial aid assistance. We will work with students past these dates, as time allows.



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