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Meredith College Expands Saturday Visits

students in front of Johnson Hall

Meredith College has expanded its Saturday undergraduate admission visits in November and December to accommodate increased demand by prospective students and their families. The additional visit sessions will be held on November 16, 23, and December 7, with one already held on November 9.

President Jo Allen will speak at each of the November visits.

“Many students apply early, with the majority of our applicants applying during the fall months of their senior year,” said Admissions Director Shery Boyles. “We are creating additional access and opportunity for students who have applied to Meredith to visit during this critical time.”

Some students prefer to visit during the week, because it gives them a sense of what campus is like when it’s full of students and allows them to sit in on a class, but for some students, a weekday visit is more difficult. In an effort to accommodate the schedules of working parents and students with heavy course loads, Meredith has expanded its Saturday visits.

“Not all parents have the ability to take a day off from work,” noted Boyles.

The additional visits follow a group visit format and include information about academics as well as the admissions process and scholarship opportunities, and conclude with a campus tour. Students leave with a much clearer understanding of what Meredith has to offer, as well as one of Meredith’s popular “Going Strong” t-shirts.

Some of the demand may be driven by Meredith’s new Impact Scholarships. The $20,000 annual scholarships will be awarded to first-year admitted students, beginning with those entering in fall 2020. Admitted students with both a 3.3 unweighted GPA and 1100 SAT/22 ACT are guaranteed a minimum of $20,000 in scholarship funding and awards may be renewed annually so long as the student maintains good academic standing.

With twenty years of experience in Admissions, Boyles said nothing can replace a visit’s importance in the college search process.

“Research and experience shows the campus visit is the most important part of determining whether a college is a good fit,” said Boyles. “We’re excited to provide these additional opportunities for students and their families to come to Meredith and learn more about how we can help them become even stronger.”

 

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu