Three ways to apply
You may apply through the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success; the Common Application; or QuestBridge*.
Choose the application system that is right for you - we do not prefer one over the others. Do not submit an application through more than one system. Choose one application, and submit all required materials through that method.
We at Vanderbilt understand that families in many areas are dealing with the devastation of natural disasters, public health crises, or other events. If your family has been impacted, please know that our thoughts are with you, and that we realize that rebuilding your community is your first priority. As you turn toward the college admissions process, please contact your admissions counselor if you have difficulty submitting required materials by published deadlines. As is always our policy, we will be as flexible as possible regarding our deadlines, and we will work with you to help you complete your application. We are happy to communicate with you or your high school counselor via email or by phone. Again, our thoughts are with you.
Vanderbilt University officials are closely monitoring COVID-19, and you can see the latest updates at vu.edu/coronavirus.
To support prospective students and their families during the ongoing global pandemic, Vanderbilt University will not require scores from the SAT or ACT exams for students applying to enter the university in the fall of 2021. Read the full statement regarding our test-optional policy for fall 2021 Applicants.
Blair School of Music Applicants
Please note that applicants to Blair must submit the Blair School of Music Application in addition to either the Coalition Application or the Common Application. Please visit blair.vanderbilt.edu/admissions/apply for all details regarding application requirements for Blair applicants.
*Because of Blair’s audition timeline, students applying through the QuestBridge National Match program may not select Blair as their first-choice school.