Admissions Overview

Applying to Meridian University

Meridian’s Admissions Advisors are here to guide you through every step of the application process, including how to apply for financial aid. With ongoing open enrollment throughout the year, you choose when the right time is to begin a program.

Meridian is committed to creating a pluralist learning community. The University always seeks a diverse group of students and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Our intention is to develop and nurture a learning community in which students and faculty can learn together in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Differences in age, economic status, race, ethnic background, religion, origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical challenge, political views, personal characteristics, and beliefs are all welcomed.

Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. Students can start from one of four times each year, in line with the University’s quarter system.

Please see the four deadlines for submitting the admissions application for each quarter, below

Admissions Application Deadlines

Quarter of EntryQuarter BeginsApplication Deadline
Fall 2022-2023Sept. 1st, 2022August 16th, 2022
Winter 2022-2023Dec. 1st, 2022November 8th, 2022
Spring 2022-2023March 1st, 2023February 14th, 2023
Summer 2022-2023June 1st, 2023May 16th, 2023

Connecting with the Admissions Team

Have questions about the admissions process or Meridian's degree programs and concentrations?

Scheduling a call/meeting with an Admissions Advisor is a great way to get started.

You can easily schedule a voice or video call here: Book an Appointment.

You can contact the Admissions Team by calling (707) 765-1836 (press "1") or emailing

Info Session and Events

Meridian regularly offers Online Information Sessions for each of our programs. Information sessions cover degree programs, concentrations, transformative learning, and the application process. The information sessions are all about engaging with faculty and learning about the fit between your passions/goals and Meridian’s graduate degrees. A Q&A portion of the session enables prospective students to ask questions directly of program faculty. To register for this online event, or a future event please visit the Info Sessions and Events page on our website.

Our unique Information Sessions are designed to introduce prospective students to the principles and practices that guide Transformative Learning at Meridian as well as orient you to Meridian's Graduate Degree Programs in Psychology, Business, and Transformative Leadership. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with Meridian faculty, staff, and other prospective students while learning about Meridian’s curriculum and degree programs. For upcoming Information Sessions please visit the Info Sessions and Events page on our website.

Admissions Requirements

A Bachelor's degree is required for admission to each of Meridian's graduate programs. All students are expected to be proficient in the English language as all instruction at Meridian University is offered in English (see section below on International Students). Please note that that the GMAT is not a requirement for Meridian programs.

Advanced Standing to one of the psychology doctoral degree programs may be requested by applicants who already possess a Master's degree in psychology or its equivalent.

View detailed requirements by visiting our Application Process page.

Transfer Credit

Meridian's curriculum is highly integrated and globally unique. Transfer credits from other schools are reviewed at the student's request. Transfer credits may be granted up to a maximum of 40 quarter credits for the PsyD, PhD, and EdD, and 12 quarter credits towards Master's degrees (M.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, M.Ed., MBA). PhD and PsyD students entering with Advanced Standing status may be granted transfer credit up to a maximum of 12 quarter credits.

International Students

International students are welcome to apply for admission to the graduate programs. Meridian is approved by the Department of Homeland Security to provide the I-20 form to eligible students for the purposes of applying for an F-1 student visa.

All courses at Meridian are conducted in English. Students whose native language is not English are required to submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). To be considered for admission, students are required to receive a score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based. All students are expected to be proficient in the English language as all instruction at Meridian University is offered in English. For more resources and information see our International Students page.

Financial Aid

To start the Financial Aid Process: Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at and contact Meridian's Financial Aid Office at You can learn more about the Financial Aid process by visiting the Financial Aid Overview page.

Meridian’s Federal School Code is G42711.

Veterans Affairs Benefits: Meridian is now approved to certify Veterans Benefits. Please contact for more information.

Applying as an International Student:

Meridian offers visa services and is approved by the US Department of Homeland Security to do so.

International students are welcome to apply for admission to Meridian. Please see our International Students page for more information.


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