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How StrongPoints Works

Candice Webb and Students in the Lab

StrongPoints is a unique advising and personal coaching model based on leading educational research on how the most successful students make the most out of college.

First you'll identify your strengths using a research-based assessment tool. Then, throughout your four years at Meredith, you'll examine how those strengths can help you shape your academic goals, your experiential involvement, financial planning and career choice.

You'll do this important work with the guidance of faculty and staff advisers. Our individualized approach to education means that you'll work with not just one adviser, but several, all with different areas of expertise. And you'll graduate from Meredith knowing how to create an effective plan for the life you envision.

How to Sign Up for StrongPoints

StrongPoints is available to every Meredith student. There's no separate registration - or cost. It's an integral part of your Meredith experience - one that starts at orientation and continues throughout your college career.

How StrongPoints Will Benefit You

StrongPoints is designed to result in

  • Increased likelihood of academic and professional success
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Greater likelihood of completing a degree on time
  • Development of an academic portfolio to help secure employment or admission to graduate or professional school
  • Stronger connections with faculty and staff
  • Confidence in creating a functional plan with concrete priorities, goals, and strategies for lifelong success.

Strong Stories Blog

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StrongPoints® is an advising and personal coaching program found only at Meredith that's designed to ensure our students make the most of college.


StrongPoints® is an advising and personal coaching program found only at Meredith that's designed to ensure our students make the most of college.

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Contact Information
Candice Webb
Director, StrongPoints
217 Park Center
(919) 760-2255
"StrongPoints encourages our students to think about what they bring to the table and how to use it in a positive way." Chrissie Bumgardner, Co-Director, First Year Experience
Over 96%

of Meredith seniors receive career guidance from professors and advisers


of students participate in an applied learning experience such as study abroad, undergraduate research, or internships


of recent Meredith alumnae were satisfied with their academic experience


over the past five years, 92.2% of our alumnae are employed or pursuing graduate study within a few short months of graduation