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2010 Waitlist Information

Posted by on Friday, April 2, 2010 in Waitlist.

I know that being on a waitlist isn’t ideal, and after all of this time applying to college you probably are not that psyched about more waiting.  We will do all that we can to keep you informed here on this blog.  For those of you who have been offered a space on the waitlist I wanted to draw your attention to a post we made last year that addresses many of the questions and concerns you may have (and that I see in your posted comments). 

The Vandy Admissions Blog > What To Do If You’ve Been Waitlisted

The Vandy Admissions Blog > Waitlist Tagged Posts

Here’s a couple of highlights:

1) With the exception of merit scholarships, which have already been offered, you are still able to receive financial aid if you are admitted from our waitlist.  Likewise, you will be just as able to register for classes, get housing in the Commons, etc., if you are admitted from the waitlist.

2) If you intend to accept a spot on our waitlist, make sure that the email address you provide on the Waitlist acceptance form is one you check often, and is one in which you have listed  as a safe email sender.  It would stink for us to be trying to get in touch with you and it get snared in your spam filter.

3) We will again be reaching out to waitlisted students to check on their interest in Vanderbilt by way of a simple web form.  Make sure to fill that out when we ask you to.

In terms of statistics: just like during ED and Regular, it is our practice not to discuss admissions statistics until a decision cycle completes (once decisions have been rendered).  However, you can access information on our waitlist (including how many admits we made, etc) from last year’s admission cycle in the Vanderbilt 2009-10 Common Data Set.

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  • Allan Y

    April 3rd, 2010

    Hi there Thom!

    Thanks so much for your post. I’d already seen your post from last year, though :P. I applied for admissions but was placed on the waiting list, and my question is: As an American applicant living abroad, after filling out the International Wait List Reply web form, was I supposed to receive a confirmation email? I’ve been expecting one and it’s led me to worry that I put in my email address incorrectly.

    I appreciate any feedback you could give me!

    Allan Y

  • Anonymous

    April 3rd, 2010


    I know that you split the waitlist by the colleges in Vanderbilt, but within those separate lists how are people admitted? Are they ranked? Is it a random lottery?


  • Lane K

    April 5th, 2010

    Hey Thom,

    By what date should I expect a waitlist confirmation email? Also, I noticed that last year’s waitlist wasn’t finalized until July 15. I figured everything would be sorted out by mid/late May; why does it take so long?


  • Amethyst

    April 5th, 2010

    I am an admitted student (Class of 2014), and am most likely going to attend Vanderbilt this fall. However, I am also on a waitlist for another college; I wouldn’t find out about my further status there until sometime in May or June, but I know admitted students for Vanderbilt are required to inform the school about whether or not they intend to enroll by May 1st, as well as submitting their deposit. If I were to submit my deposit and then find out I got in at the other school, I wouldn’t be able to get the deposit back, would I? It’s probably non-refundable? Again, I am most likely going to attend Vanderbilt, as the other school is a definite long-shot, but I am simply curious, since this question involves money. Is there any way I can find out more information about that?

  • Anderson

    April 6th, 2010


    I emailed my admissions counselor Wednesday evening but haven’t recieved an email back. But would it be a good idea, or even acceptable to retake the ACTs to report back for the wait list? There is an ACT test administered this weekend (4/10) and it is possible for me to test standby. I believe that my score could be raised due to circumstances that happened on the last testing date, so would that be a good idea? Just trying to do everything to improve my chances. Thank you.