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Vanderbilt and Washington University in St. Louis Visit Philadelphia

Admissions representatives from Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis will travel to Philadelphia for these sessions in collaboration with local high school counselors. In these 90-minute sessions for prospective students and their parents, we will provide tips and suggestions for the application process. We invite you to attend either or both sessions.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Friends’ Central School
1101 City Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Finding your Voice in the Application: The Role of the College Essay
Grant Calder, Co-Director of College Counseling, Friends’ Central
Mandy Carl, School Counselor, Harriton High School
Chrystal Okonta, Admissions Officer, Washington University in St. Louis
Julie Chapman, Senior Assistant Director, Vanderbilt University
Registration is required—Click here to register.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
William Penn Charter School
3000 W School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Jump Start the College Search Process: Getting Organized, communication, decision plans, visiting, etc
Jody Sweeney, Associate Director of College Counseling, Penn Charter
Stacy Anderson, College & Career Counselor Wissahickon High School
Chrystal Okonta, Admissions Officer, Washington University in St. Louis
Julie Chapman, Senior Assistant Director, Vanderbilt University
Registration is required— Click here to register.

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

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You're invited to join admissions representatives from Colby College, the University of Maryland, 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.

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.

More sessions coming soon.


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 three college fairs to gain insight on a variety of key admissions topics direct from deans and directors of admissions from each university.

Additionally, a breakfast will be held for counselors in each city the morning after each college fair. 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.