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Early Decision I Decisions Available Online Dec. 11

Posted by on Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Early Decision, General Information.

We’re almost ready to welcome the first members of the Vanderbilt Class of 2020! As of Friday, December 11, after 5:30 p.m. Central Time, admissions decisions for Early Decision I applicants will be available online through MyAppVU. Check the online decision release notes below for more details about checking your decision.

We are thrilled with the stellar applications we have received — the academic achievements, community involvement, and diversity of backgrounds and experiences among our applicants make our work as an admissions staff both rewarding and challenging. It is an honor to see such talented students declaring Vanderbilt their top choice for college. At the same time, such a strong pool of applicants means our process must be highly selective, and there are many talented applicants we are not able to admit. It is precisely because these decisions are so difficult that we put such careful consideration into our process.

We thank each and every student who applied through Early Decision I, and we welcome the first members of the Class of 2020. We look forward to sharing the Vanderbilt community with you in the coming years. In the meantime, as you’re sharing your news online with family, friends, and fellow ‘Dores, make sure to use the tag #vu2020. We’ll be watching for you!

Online Decision Release Notes:

As of 5:30 p.m. Central Time on Friday, December 11, Early Decision I applicants can log into the MyAppVU portal to access admissions decisions. In addition, we recently emailed each EDI applicant with a personalized URL which will lead you directly to your admissions decision.

MyAppVU is THE WAY to find out your admissions decision. This means that if you have not yet created your MyAppVU account, it is imperative that you do so now. (And yes, we do know that some of you EDI applicants haven’t yet created your account yet – get on it!)

If you are admitted, please use MyAppVU to claim your spot in the Class of 2020 no later than December 31. Also, you must withdraw your application from other schools to which you’ve applied.

While all students will receive their decisions online via MyAppVU, admitted students will also receive their decision letter in the mail.

If you experience any difficulty logging in to your MyAppVU account, please contact for technical assistance.

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  • Laura Habian

    December 10th, 2015

    Hello! Even though the admissions notification date has been moved up to December 11, do you still have until December 15 to apply for the Signature Scholarships if you are admitted? Thank you!

  • Jay Watson

    December 11th, 2015

    Thank you for your question, Laura. The Merit Scholarship deadlines will not be affected by when we release admissions decisions.

  • Mark B

    December 15th, 2015

    Did the Merit Scholarship deadline change to January 4?

  • Jay Watson

    December 16th, 2015

    Yes, we have extended the deadline to submit the Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor’s Scholarships to January 4, 2016.

  • Wilton Meeks

    January 10th, 2016


    I was accepted ED1 and I am absolutely
    thrilled! I paid my deposit on Decmeber 11 and I am wondering when I will receive an email about my VUnetID. Also, are there any events for admitted students in the spring and summer to become more familiar with Vanderbilt? When will ED1 admitted students receive their t-shirts?

    Wilton Meeks

  • Guest

    January 25th, 2016

    How come I cannot locate any information on how many students were accepted ED1 (Class of 2020)? How about expectations for ED2? Just wondering how many spots are left for RD

  • Jay Watson

    January 27th, 2016

    Thanks for your question. We don’t report statistics for Early Decision until both ED1 and ED2 are complete. Once the full phase of Early Decision is finished, we will report admissions stats.

  • Matthew S.

    January 28th, 2016

    I applied RD by mistake on my common app. Is it too late to change my decision plan to ED II?

  • Jay Watson

    January 29th, 2016

    Matthew, thanks for your question. You should contact your Admissions officer directly for this request. Find your admissions officer at Thanks!