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