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Posted by Carolyn Pippen on February 3, 2014 in Application Process, File Reading Explained, ACT, admissions counselors, application, Class rank, Common Application, ECA list, extracurricular activities, GPA, High School Transcript, holistic review, leadership, personal essay, positive advocacy, Recommendation letters, recommendations, SAT, standardized test scores
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on November 29, 2012 in Application Process, Common App, File Reading Explained, Standardized Testing, The College Essay, Admissions officers, Application deadlines, Application reading, Application review, athletics, Class rank, Common Application, Community Service, Curriculum, Essay, extracurricular activities, GPA, High School Transcript, holistic review, Quidditch Club, Recommendation letters, Secondary School Report, Summary sheet, Thanksgiving
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on June 4, 2012 in Admissions Committee, Application Process, College Fairs and VU Visiting Your High School, File Reading Explained, MOSAIC - VU's Multicultural Student Recruitment Program, PreVU, Road Shows, Uncategorized, VU Admissions Statistics, Vanderbilt Blogs, admissions blog, admissions counselors, Beat it, Black and Gold Days, Class of 2016, college fairs, Committee, File Reading, high school visits, information sessions, LiveVU, Mailing Day, MOSAIC, PreVU, Publications, road show, Traveling, Vandy Fan for a Day
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on March 28, 2012 in Application Process, File Reading Explained, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Transfer Students, Uncategorized, VU Admissions Statistics, admissions counselors, Application Checklist, Arkansas, Dean of Students, File Reading, Need-Based Financial Aid, Office of Housing and Residential Education, Transfer Admissions, Transfer Credit, Utah
At this time of the year the life of an admissions officer means one thing: reading applications. Here at Vanderbilt we are inundated with applications and luckily a few days a week I will read applications at home or on campus. Today I am reading in my favorite (and only) reading spot on campus: the...
It's true, Vanderbilt's applications have grown (+73% in five years). A natural reaction is to try and find someway to stand out in the crowd. But for us, at the heart of the holistic review is an understanding of you - your past accomplishments, what you care about, and drives your curiosities. In each of these things - simplicity is a supreme virtue.
Committee has concluded. Decisions have been made. File Checking continues. As you can see from the photos, we are mighty close to mailing day which is slated for Thursday. Stay tuned to the Vandy Admissions Blog for more updates over the coming days. Now, without further ado, I give you photos of files, shelves and...
For the past two weeks I, along with my fellow Associate Director and Director of Admissions at Vanderbilt, have reviewed the decisions of hundreds of individual students all across the country. Think of a meeting that lasts 80+ hours long. Yes, it is that fascinating.
Nashville has plenty of culinary choices. But there is one type of food which is distinctive to Music City: Hot Chicken. Hot Chicken is southern-style pan-fried chicken cooked in a cast-iron skillet. There is, however, one twist. The chicken is breaded in a super-secret blend of spices which give the chicken its…hot. And trust me,...
A wonderful article appears this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Chronicle Review by W. A. Pannapacker of Hope College. In it, Pannapacker portrays the well known genius of Leonardo da Vinci set against the lesser known backdrop of growing biographical evidence that he was a chronic procrastinator.