Decision Week Update
A couple quick updates on our waitlist for everyone. We’ve been getting a good number of phone calls and emails asking whether we’ll be going to the waitlist, and while admitted students have a few more days to make their decisions known (reply cards should be postmarked by May 1) it does look like we will be going to our waitlist to some degree (as we anticipated).
A couple of things to keep in mind:
1) In our letter that offered a spot on the waitlist, we indicated that we “might” admit students from the waitlist in late April. It now looks like we won’t be looking to start admitting students from the waitlist until early May.
2) We don’t know at this point how many students we will admit from the waitlist. As I’ve mentioned here before, we will assess where we are with our class and seek to round it out (if we need more Oboe players, Chem majors, etc.).
3) Just as a reminder, if you are selected to be admitted from the waitlist, your admissions officer will call and ask if you are still interested in being admitted to Vanderbilt. If you say yes, we will mail you an admissions packet. You will have one week to let us know if you intend to enroll. There’ll be more updates as we know them in the next several days and weeks.
So what’s new in Vandyland? Vanderbilt’s Dean of Admissions, Doug Christiansen was quoted in Time Magazine last week in an article about waitlists (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1734829,00.html).
BlogVU has been created for those of you who are interested in reading other Vanderbilt blogs. It’s a central website for all things Blog-related at Vandy (http://blogvu.wordpress.com/). By the way, did you see that the Chicago Bears took two Vandy players in this weekend’s NFL draft? Chris Williams (OT) in the first round and Earl Bennett (WR) in the third. Perhaps they’ll be marketing themselves as the “Commodores of the Midway.” Jonathan Goff (ILB) was also drafted by the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.
And even though commencement is not until May 9th, they start setting up for it now. I thought you all would enjoy a picture taken this morning.