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

  • Application deadline: October 30, 2023
    Note: ED required application materials will be received through November 6
  • Decisions Released: On or before November 15, 2023
  • Financial assistance application priority deadline: January 15, 2024
    International and undocumented applicants should submit Meredith’s Institutional Aid Application.
  • Expected notification of financial assistance: By February 1, 2024
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: February 15, 2024


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 February 15.

Early Decision and Financial Aid: applicants who would like to be considered for financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in December.

  • Application deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Decisions Released: On or before December 15, 2023
  • Financial assistance priority deadline: February 1, 2024
    International and undocumented applicants should submit Meredith’s Institutional Aid Application.
  • Expected notification of financial assistance: After April 1, 2024
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 15, 2024


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 December.

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.

  • Accepting applications while space is available
    Priority application deadline: February 15, 2024
  • Expected notification: Rolling, beginning mid-January
  • Financial assistance application priority deadline: February 15, 2024
    International and undocumented applicants should submit Meredith’s Institutional Aid Application.
  • Expected notification of financial assistance: Beginning early April, and then rolling following admission to the College
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 15, 2024 
  • Note: Meredith’s enrollment deposit deadline was extended to May 15. Given the extraordinary circumstances related to the FAFSA, we will continue to accept deposits past our May 15 deadline. Please contact your admission counselor for more information if you need more time.
 
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.
 
  • Application deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Expected notification: Rolling starting in mid-September
  • Financial assistance application priority deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Expected notification of financial assistance: Rolling
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: December 1, 2023

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