College Application Week Waives College Application Fee

During the month of October, the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) supports high school seniors and their families in completing their college applications. One of their initiatives includes College Application Week from October 16 to 20 when application fees are waived. 

To take advantage of waiving the $40 application fee next week, be sure you have all the required application materials to apply to Meredith College! 

High School Transcript

Your high school transcript provides the most comprehensive record of your academic accomplishments in high school, making it one of the most important aspects of your application for admission. We’ll review your coursework for academic rigor and your grades for success. 

SAT or ACT Scores (Optional)

Submission of the SAT/ACT is an optional component of the application for admission. You will indicate your testing plan when completing your application. Whichever option you choose is okay; you will not be penalized for either. Learn more about applying test optional. 

School Report – School Official Recommendation 

Your high school counselor’s recommendation is an important component of your application. If you apply using Meredith’s application or the Common Application your school counselor will receive a request to complete the School Report.


Provide a recommendation from a teacher or school official who can attest to your academic ability during your junior or senior year. Additional academic recommendations are welcome.

If you are a homeschooled student, an interview with an Admissions Officer and two recommendations are required. One of the recommendations should be completed by a non-relative.


A writing sample is an important component of your application. Your response provides deeper insight into who you are – your passions, your strengths, your writing skills – and it helps us understand the qualities that you’ll bring to the Meredith community. Aligning with Meredith’s Honor Code, all writing must be your original work. View the college essay prompts. 

ZeeMee Profile (Optional) 

Meredith is pleased to partner with ZeeMee, a free service that provides students with a creative tool to bring their application to life. Tell us more about yourself than an application can tell! Sign up at, create your profile, and then cut and paste your link into your application.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (919) 760-8581 or

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