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IMPORTANT NOTICE – Issue With Incomplete Emails

Posted by on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in Application Process.

Yesterday, as a result of a software bug, emails sent to all incomplete applicants may have contained inaccurate information regarding what pieces of the application were still missing.  The following corrected email will be sent this afternoon.  If you received two emails DISREGARD THE FIRST EMAIL.  The correct email will feature the special text at the beginning of the email describing the technical error and is dated January 19, 2010.  We have communicated this problem to the software manufacturer and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to anyone who received the first email.

We are re-sending you this notice that your application for admission to Vanderbilt remains incomplete. Due to a technical error, the email we recently sent regarding your incomplete application may have contained incorrect information about the items still missing from your application. We have re-printed the email below with the correct list of missing items.

January 19, 2010

Dear Cornelius:

Thank you for submitting your application for admission to the first year class entering Fall 2010. We are pleased that you are considering Vanderbilt, and we look forward to evaluating your application.

Below is a list of the required application pieces that our office had not received as of January 8, 2010. Please note that it can take up to five business days to process application materials after we receive them in our office. 

Missing application pieces must be postmarked or submitted electronically by January 27, 2010. 

Decision Plan:Freshman

Missing Items: [Will list all missing items]

Part 1A: Extracurricular Activity List

Application Fee

Part 1: VU Common Appl Supplement

Part 2: Common Application

Part 3A.1: Teacher Letter of Recommendation

Part 3D: Official Test Scores (ACT/SAT)

Part 3C: High School Transcript or GED

Part 3B: Counselor Letter of Recommendation

Part 4: Early Decision Signature Page

Part 1B: Personal Essay

Thank you for your prompt attention to this issue. We encourage you to submit items electronically. Links to the Common Application forms and our “Part 1: The Vanderbilt Common Application Supplement” can be found at:

Items that are the responsibility of your school counselor may be sent by your school electronically, by fax, or by U.S. mail, as appropriate. Faxed copies must be followed by a hard copy.

If you have recently changed your email address, please let us know by sending an email to us at:

Please direct all correspondence to Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2305 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1727. If you have additional questions, contact our office at (800) 288-0432.



  • 2014Mom

    January 21st, 2010

    Did the 2nd email go out? My daughter received the 1st but not a 2nd.

  • Eric Kim

    January 22nd, 2010

    I have sent everything in, including my common apps and supplementals, but have not received any confimration letters saying that Vanderbilt University has received my application. Were the confirmation letters already sent to all applicants? Who can I contact to make sure my application was received?

  • Jasmine Phillips

    February 10th, 2010

    What is part 3C, is that the mid-year report?