Upcoming Deadlines: Admissions, Merit Scholarships, & Financial Aid
With November just around the corner there are many deadlines approaching in the world of college admissions. As a senior in high school, there are A LOT of dates to remember so I definitely recommend organizing yourself with a calendar/planner/smart phone application.
Sometimes a deadline is hard and fast – as in if you don’t meet it you’re out of luck. Other times people are willing to bend a little if you miss a deadline. Of course, it’s best to not miss deadlines, so you don’t have to find out!
Bottom line — to be sure you receive full consideration for admission and merit scholarships, please submit materials by the published deadlines:
Application for Admission
November 1, 2011 – Electronic submission or postmark deadline for Early Decision I application
January 3, 2012 – Electronic submission or postmark deadline for Early Decision II application
January 3, 2012 – Electronic submission or postmark deadline for Regular Decision application
When we have received all the pieces of your application, we will send you an email to let you know that your application is complete. Periodically, we also send emails letting you know if we are missing pieces of your application. Two pieces of advice: 1) remember to check your email regularly; and 2) be patient and understand that it may take a few days for pieces of your application to be processed in our system.
View all dates and deadlines, including when you can expect to receive your admissions decision.
Applications for Merit Scholarships
December 1, 2011 – Electronic submission or postmark deadline for the Ingram Scholarship application
December 15, 2011 – Electronic submission or postmark deadline for the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship application
December 15, 2011 – Electronic submission or postmark deadline for the Chancellor’s Scholarship application
Applications for Need-Based Financial Aid
For Early Decision I applicants:
November 5, 2011 – Deadline for submitting CSS PROFILE application
February 5, 2012 – FAFSA to processor (if accepted for admission)
For Early Decision II applicants:
January 5, 2012 – Deadline for submitting CSS PROFILE application
February 5, 2012 – FAFSA to processor
For Regular Decision applicants:
February 5, 2012 – Priority deadline to submit FAFSA and CSS PROFILE applications
Please do everything you can to meet deadlines. We will try to be accommodating and we understand that some things are out of your control, but there will be a time when the process will be too far along for us to consider your application.
Thank you for your interest in Vanderbilt and please contact your admissions counselor if s/he can be of any service during this process. We are always happy to answer your questions.