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Posted by Carolyn Pippen on January 10, 2014 in Application Process, Common App, Early Decision, Standardized Testing, Uncategorized, admissions counselor, alumni interview, application, art supplements, Common Application, common application help center, corps, CSS Profile, Deadline, FAFSA, Financial Aid, guidance counselors, January 15, merit scholarships, missing items, MyAppVU, research abstracts, resumes, Scholarships, score reports, Secondary School Report, standardized tests, Weather, Writing Supplement
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on February 8, 2013 in Application Process, Early Decision, Fast Facts, Standardized Testing, Uncategorized, VU Admissions Statistics, Vandy Athletics, ACT, admissions counselor, Admit rate, Awards, Championships, Class of 2016, class of 2017, Class rank, Commodores, Early Decision, ESPN, Honors, Mailing Day, office of undergraduate admissions, SAT, Signing Day, Vanderbilt football
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 February 9, 2012 in Application Process, College Fairs and VU Visiting Your High School, General Information, Joint Travel, Preparing for College, Road Shows, Standardized Testing, Uncategorized, VU Admissions Statistics, Vanderbilt in Pop Culture, admissions counselors, college fairs, Early Decision, high school visits, information sessions, international recruiting, miley cyrus, recruiting, regular decision, travel, Vanderbilt football
As a counselor at a highly selective college I frequently field questions about standardized testing. I noticed in recent months, though, that many students I work with don’t apply testing statistics to their college search process appropriately. Numbers aren’t helpful if you don’t understand their reference. Here I break down testing statistics: questions to ask...
Posted by Kylie on December 9, 2010 in Standardized Testing, admissions blog, Application Process, College Admissions, Scholarships, Scholarships and Financial Aid, vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Admissions, Vanderbilt Admissions Blog, Vanderbilt Admissions Blogs, Vanderbilt Admissions Committee, Vanderbilt Admissions Website, Vanderbilt Balance, Vanderbilt Blogs, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Admissions
As many of you may know, the College Board now allows you the option to choose which scores (by test date) you wish to send to colleges. Earlier this winter the College Board requested Vanderbilt's official position on its new Score Choice policy. We wanted to post to help explain our position on this new policy, as well as to let you know how we came to that position.
We continue to reach out to students just recently admitted to Vanderbilt in our second wave of calling. Incoming class of 2013: The Road to Vanderbilt brochure has gone out, and should be consulted to get all a ton of great info.
You think you're the only one that gets stressed meeting admissions deadlines? Our officers are reading their eyeballs out right now, pouring over applications trying to meet our own internal priority deadlines. In our office, we set goals as to when all applications should be first read, second read, and decisioned (more on this term and a minute), etc. One such priority deadline is coming up this week.
Recently, the annual “10th day” came and went here on Vanderbilt’s campus. Tenth day, uncreatively referring to the 10th day of the Fall semester when we line up all the students on alumni lawn and physically count them all. Well, not really, but we do take a final snapshot of the current state of...
My birth year says that I’m a member of Generation X. We were one of the first to embrace random bite-sized info. Early adopters of ADD. That and grungy plaid. And maybe a culture of ennui too . . . so like whatever. Chance me It is a guilty pleasure to log on to College...