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Coast to Coast College Tour

Coast to Coast College Tour


Each spring and fall, admissions representatives from Dartmouth CollegeNorthwestern UniversityPrinceton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University collaborate on a series of events across the country designed to educate students and parents on selective admissions, financial aid, and the common admissions philosophy shared among the five institutions. Students and parents are encouraged to take this opportunity to speak informally with admissions representatives as well as to explore the defining characteristics of each school.


To learn where the Coast to Coast College Tour is headed next, visit the Coast to Coast website.

Questions? Email questions@coasttocoasttour.org and you should receive a response within 48 hours.

VTV Joint Travel

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Each fall, the Directors of Admission from Vanderbilt University, Tufts University, and Vassar College host joint information sessions in a number of cities. Lasting 90 minutes, these events provide students and parents with a general overview of highly selective college admissions, the admissions/financial aid processes at all three institutions, and an introduction to the respective schools. There is also time to ask questions and chat with the school representatives.

Coalition Application Joint Travel

You're invited to join admissions representatives from Colby College, University of Michigan, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University in St. Louis for a joint information session in your area. Each school is committed to ensuring all students have access to apply, and we look forward to sharing more about our distinctive offerings with you. Click on the dates below to learn more and to let us know you're attending.

Registration links coming soon. 

  • Austin, TX - Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • Laredo, TX - Monday, October 16, 2017
  • McAllen, TX - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Brownsville, TX - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Corpus Christi, TX - Thursday, October 19, 2017

International Joint Travel 

Vanderbilt and partner schools host joint information sessions across the globe. These sessions introduce students and parents to the distinct qualities of each institution as well the common admissions philosophy shared among them. These events also explore the finer details of the selection process, how financial aid works, resources for international students, and more.

Southeast Asia Travel with Emory, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Washington University in St. Louis

 India Travel with Johns Hopkins, Rice, and University of Chicago

Central America Travel with Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Northwestern University, and University of Notre Dame

Africa Travel with Dartmouth College, Duke University, and Northwestern University

*Dartmouth College, Duke University, and Vanderbilt University only at this event.

Europe Travel with Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, and Princeton

Canada Travel with Duke, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and Northwestern

SEC College Tour

SEC College Tour


The SEC College Tour is a joint travel partnership among the 14 schools of the SEC. High school students and counselors are invited to college fairs to gain insight on a variety of key admissions topics direct from deans and directors of admissions from each university.

Additionally, the SEC College Tour holds events specifically for counselors. This is your opportunity to hear individual presentations from each school and to engage in informal conversation with your colleagues. Registration for the counselor breakfast is required and is limited to two counselors per high school.

You can also meet Vanderbilt representatives at college fairs across the United States and internationally.