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Early Decision I Decisions Available Online Dec. 15

Posted by on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Early Decision, General Information, Uncategorized, Vandy Bloggers.

Get ready to welcome the first members of the Vanderbilt Class of 2021! As of Thursday, December 15, after 5:30 p.m. Central Time, admissions decisions for Early Decision I applicants will be available online through MyAppVU. See the online decision release notes below for more details about how to check your decision.

We’re very excited to welcome these students to our campus community. The applications we have received this year reflect a pool of highly qualified students – students with tremendous academic achievements, community involvement, and diversity of backgrounds and experience. We’re thrilled to see such talented students declaring Vanderbilt as their top choice for college. Such a strong applicant pool also means our process must be highly selective, and there are many qualified 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 all of the students who applied through Early Decision I, and we welcome the first members of the Class of 2021. 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 #vu2021. We’ll be watching for you!

Online Decision Release Notes:

As of 5:30 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, December 15, 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, you must so now. (And yes, we know that some of you EDI applicants haven’t yet created your account yet – you need to do that now!)

If you are admitted, please use MyAppVU to claim your spot in the Class of 2021 no later than December 31. Also, you must withdraw your applications 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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  • Craig Bennett

    December 15th, 2016

    Hey Jay, just a quick comment. Why on earth would Vanderbilt send an email to students the day before admissions decisions are released that starts out “We are pleased to inform you” and then it just relates to when the decisions will be available? I ran that by 5 people and all thought it a pretty poor
    way to start an email like that. You should communicate with the department that sends those emails out and tell them to change the wording. Something as simple as “We are writing to advise you that…” is better verbiage. A student waiting to hear an admissions decision should not receive something that says “We are pleased to inform you” unless it is an acceptance. Just saying….

  • Jay Watson

    December 15th, 2016

    Thank you for your perspective on this, Craig. I will share it with our communications folks.

  • Jay Watson

    April 4th, 2017

    Congratulations and welcome to Vanderbilt, Andrew! We put the admit packets for all admitted students – EDI, EDII, and RD – in the mail Wednesday, March 29. The packets can take a while to reach admitted students, depending on where you live. In the meantime, you can find a lot of the similar information on your admitted student page in MyAppVU or at

  • Jay Watson

    January 2nd, 2018

    Hi, thanks for the question. We do not report admission stats by individual Vanderbilt college. We will report on totals for Early Decision when we have finished with the ED2. Thanks!