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Vanderbilt Visits You

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Virtual High School Visits  

Vanderbilt’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers virtual sessions to high schools around the world. These sessions are open to high school students and school counselors. We offer several topics for virtual high school visits: Vanderbilt overview, financial aid, finding your fit, highly selective admissions, and essay writing.   

If you are a high school counselor or community-based organization who wishes to submit a request for a virtual visit, please submit a  request form  and select your preferred date and time for your session. Per our office policy, a high school counselor or school administrator must be present for all virtual high school visits hosted by Vanderbilt. Please ensure the dates and times requested will allow you to join for the session.  

Your request will be sent to the appropriate territory admissions officer based on your location. Once a request is confirmed, you will receive an email containing a link for you and your students to register for the virtual session. We will use Zoom to host the virtual high school visit. Please share the link with your students who are interested in attending.  

At this time, we will schedule virtual high school visits only through July 31. Check back to this page for updated information regarding high school visit options in August and beyond.

High School Visits

Throughout the academic year, Vanderbilt admissions counselors visit high schools across the country and around the world to speak with students and their parents about Vanderbilt and the admissions process. These visits present a great opportunity for students to ask questions about Vanderbilt's unique academic and extracurricular offerings, the city of Nashville, Opportunity Vanderbilt, and much more. In the last year alone, Vanderbilt admissions counselors visited nearly 1,500 high schools, some mere minutes from campus to as far away as Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

If you are on our mailing list, you will receive an email notifying you when a Vanderbilt admissions counselor is coming to visit your high school. You can also contact your high school counselor to find out if we are coming to visit.

Joint Travel Programs

Throughout the year, Vanderbilt collaborates with other selective universities to host joint information sessions in cities across the country and around the world. During one evening, these programs give prospective students and their families the opportunity to hear brief information sessions from a consortium of universities which share similar admissions philosophies. Sessions usually last about 90 minutes and include plenty of time for questions. Advance registration is required because these programs often fill to capacity. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive an invitation for programs in your city. 

Road Shows

Each August, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions begins fall travel season with a series of Road Show receptions across the country. Each 90-minute program typically features a media presentation led by admissions officers, a question-and-answer session, and alumni or Vanderbilt parents as speakers. Don't miss this chance to visit with members of our admissions staff and to learn more about Vanderbilt's academic opportunities, student life, and affordability through Opportunity Vanderbilt.

College Fairs

Throughout the fall and spring, Vanderbilt participates in hundreds of college fairs hosted across the country and around the world. In addition to visiting our college fairs website, you can learn about college fairs in your area through your high school guidance office. Many college fairs are hosted at local high schools, but some fairs are held at larger public venues. Attending college fairs is an excellent way to gather information about many colleges and universities in one evening. Like most universities, Vanderbilt may be represented by an admissions counselor, a Vanderbilt alumnus/a, or a parent of a Vanderbilt student.

Vanderbilt & You

Note: Vanderbilt & You events are for admitted students only

Vanderbilt & You receptions help admitted students connect with other admitted first-year students – whether they are still making a final decision about college or have already committed to Vanderbilt. Held around the country and in select international locations, these receptions also introduce new Commodores to Vanderbilt alumni and admissions representatives who can answer questions about student life, academics, or the final steps admitted students need to take to make their decision official. Vanderbilt & You offers admitted students an opportunity to get a taste of the Vanderbilt experience while meeting other future Commodores from their area.