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Offers to WL Students Begin

Posted by on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Waitlist.

As we had hoped, we will use the waitlist this year to complete our Vanderbilt Class of 2015.  Over the next several weeks we will be offering admission to some students who are active on our waitlist.  To understand how our waitlist operates, read my previous post on that matter.  Some points to remember:

  • We admit students by college and offers of admission to waitlisted students will occur in all 4 undergraduate colleges.
  • As I outlined before, there is no rank to our waitlist.  As such, please do not call to inquire about your rank on the waitlist.
  • Students offered admission from the waitlist will first receive a phone call from a Vanderbilt admissions counselor.  They will then receive the offer of admission via email, followed by a hard copy in the mail.
  • Students offered admission from the waitlist have seven days to pay their matriculation fee if they wish to attend.  After we receive all deposits we will once again evaluate institutional needs and may continue with another round of waitlist offers.

Please remember, we admit in waves in order to prevent over-enrollment in The Commons. All waitlist active students will receive notification by email once we officially close the class.

Congratulations to all our newly admitted ‘Dores!

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  • diane

    May 5th, 2011

    Is today going to be the end of the first round, or will the first round continue for a few weeks?

  • Guest

    May 5th, 2011

    Were offers sent out today (May 5th)?

  • Michelle

    May 5th, 2011

    Was there a follow up email to the second waitlist update? When will the phone calls begin?

  • Anonymous

    May 6th, 2011

    The first wave began on May 5 and will continue until we contact all identified students. Keep posted to the blog for further information.

  • Guest

    May 6th, 2011

    Should we assume that we are not among the first wave if we haven’t heard anything by now?

  • Edelish

    May 9th, 2011

    New information was submitted to Dean Christiansen; should it have been sent to the Admission counselor instead?

  • guest

    May 10th, 2011

    hi, may I know if international students have the same waitlist admission procedure? (phone>email>hardcopy mail, then 7 days to mail in deposit). Concerned with mailing delays and time zone differences for the phone

  • driver

    May 12th, 2011

    @stanlekr:disqus Last year a second wave of offers from Vandy came around May 14, but this year that is on a weekend. Do you have any details to share about a second wave? Also does Vandy normally call on weekends or just weekdays? Thanks for your help!

  • Emily

    May 20th, 2011

    They call on weekdays, as that is when admissions counselors are in their offices.  I got a call on my cell phone during school a couple of weeks ago. 

  • Parent

    May 16th, 2011

     Given the initial offers on May 5th and a 7 day notice for acceptance, it seems a second set of offers have been extended to wait list students. It would be very helpful to receive a “blog update” on that process.

  • Usgrandprix1

    May 17th, 2011

    @7f5b9e532a2dea8b8c39f577137f0efd:disqus : I believe I saw a transfer student had been accepted off WL on college confidential since the 1st wave, but have not heard of a 2nd wave of 1st yr undergrads.  Is that what you meant by the second wave?

  • Fettsray

    May 16th, 2011

    When will the second wave of offers go our?

  • Stephanievaye

    May 17th, 2011

     when do transfer students here back from the waitlist?

  • Alex

    May 17th, 2011

    The students and families would really appreciate a blog update or replies to comments.

  • Jessica5756

    May 17th, 2011

    I emailed my admissions officer personally and he said that he expected a second wave to begin around May 23rd, but that there was not a set date.  Hope this helps!  Good luck to all :) 

  • Ohio Dore?

    May 18th, 2011

    Has anyone heard about offers since the first wave? Or queries about staying on the list since the first wave?

  • Andrew

    May 18th, 2011

    As an impartial observer who has not been waitlisted but is just interested in this process, this does not seem like an effective way to convey information. Why is this process so secretive?

  • Parent

    May 24th, 2011

    Just spoke to an admissions counselor and was told that all waitlisted students are on hold right now as the freshmen class is “tight” and they are not sure they will be making a second wave of offers.  Disappointing news, but still better than not hearing anything.

  • ,dore

    May 25th, 2011

    My son is ready to focus on UNC. Oh well. I was hoping an offer would come through. Two waitlists and both look to fill up.

  • driver

    June 1st, 2011

    Hi Kylie!  Sadly, it has been almost a month since the post about the first wave of acceptances off the waitlist – and a week since students filled out their second note of intent to remain on the waitlist.  Is there any news on if or when there will be a second wave of acceptances? The office is very likely quite busy and much appreciation goes to all of you, but if you could offer just a bit of news on the direction, it would be most appreciated!  Thanks!

  • Guest

    June 1st, 2011

    I agree! It is a really hard time for a lot of us, and being kept in the dark about what is going on is even harder. Any kind of response would be greatly appreciated!

  • Guest2

    June 1st, 2011

    Agree w/ driver and Guest.  Alas, it appears that Kylie ‘has left the building’ (see her last post) so we must rely on one another and College Confidential.

  • Steve

    June 2nd, 2011

    Some news on college confidential that there are about 5-30 spots left to be filled, it would still be nice to hear an official word on everything though.

  • ,Dore

    June 1st, 2011

    I do not expect any updates here. Kylie has left the building. She has posted her last blog she said and has changed jobs. Good luck to everyone!

  • Parent

    June 15th, 2011

    How about an update so students who are waiting are not completely in the dark? At least a note that the process is now closed or open or whatever the case might be. 

  • Student on Waitlist

    June 16th, 2011

    You don’t respond to emails, don’t give out any information, and keep a couple thousand people sitting around waiting without any knowledge of the near future. Keeping all of us sitting here without knowing anything is just wrong. Even just a comment saying we will let you know within the next few weeks would be helpful. Please think about all of the people who are so loyal to Vanderbilt that they would dramatically change their futures in a heartbeat. Thank you.

  • guest

    June 17th, 2011

    Dear Vandy,
    An update here and there would have been nice. I don’t even know what “wave” we’re on. You can call, email, send a letter, hell, send me a post-it via messenger pigeon.

    Girl who will give up a full ride at another school to come to Vanderbilt, even if aforementioned messenger pigeon arrives at 12 midnight the day before classes start

  • Cmh830

    June 20th, 2011

    We haven’t had an update on the waitlist in a while. It would be nice to know some information! Are there still spots available? If so, how many? etc… I’m sure this info would be appreciated by many. 

  • RDN

    June 21st, 2011

    As an outsider looking in, it seems somewhat unethical that it has been almost two months since waitlistees have been updated on the process. As the next school year rapidly approaches, more money and time is being invested in the schools waitlistees have already committed to, and it’s about time that these kids gain some closure, despite the original blogger’s departure.