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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 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 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

  • 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.

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 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.

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.



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