@mamawitch Thank you! We still have not received any info on merit but it’s one of many things she is waiting on.
My D is also waiting on more schools, and actually has others to apply to. (!) She just doesn’t know where she wants to go yet, but wants it to be out of state. She focused on Belmont and at one point it was her top pick because of her music background, and a friend who is a sophomore there this year, but she hasn’t visited yet so we don’t even know if she’ll love it. Her friend did not say there were any religious requirements, and I know they make it a point to welcome students of all faiths.
We visited USD this past weekend, and they have a requirement of two semesters of religious studies, but no church requirement. One of the semesters can be any other religion the student selects. I thought it was an interesting way to do that.
What other schools is your D looking at?