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Application Deadlines Approach

Posted by on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Application Process.

2017 has been a big year for Vanderbilt:  Graduating the Class of 2017 and welcoming the Class of 2021; celebrating the life of alumnus and civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace; marveling at a total solar eclipse. You can see more of the highlights from a remarkable year in this great year-in-review video.

The end of the year isn’t just a time to reflect on those amazing highlights (or to enjoy the start of your high school’s winter break). For seniors, it’s also time to wrap up your application in advance of the January 1, 2018 application deadline. If you haven’t yet, here are three steps to get everything set before the deadline:

Step 1 – Finalize your application for admission to Vanderbilt. Add the final touches to your essays, do one more proof, and hit submit.

Note:  January 1 is the application deadline for both Early Decision II and Regular Decision.

Step 2 – Set up your MyAppVU AccountAfter you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an email from our office instructing you on how to create your MyAppVU account. MyAppVU allows you to track your application status and see if you have any missing required materials. If you encounter technical difficulties, contact myappvu@vanderbilt.edu with questions about creating your account.

Step 3 – Take care of any missing materials. Once you’ve set up your MyAppVU account, check to see if any application materials are missing. Your MyAppVU portal makes it easy with a checklist of required items.

Bonus Step – Don’t forget about the financial aid deadlines! If you’re applying through Early Decision II, January 2 is the priority filing deadline for submitting the CSS PROFILE and FAFSA. If you are applying through Regular Decision, February 1 is the priority filing deadline for submitting the CSS PROFILE and FAFSA.

There you have it, seniors. Three easy steps so that you’re ready to ring in the new year with your college applications finished!

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Responses

  • Alexis May

    January 8th, 2018

    My daughter has applied, but it says incomplete on school report and Vanderbilt school of choice. We do not understand what these are. Please help

  • Jay Watson

    January 8th, 2018

    Hi, thanks for the question. The School Report is a form that is sent electronically to an applicant’s guidance counselor when you input that counselor’s email address in your portion of the Common Application. If the counselor has not received the form, check to be sure that it was entered correctly. The Vanderbilt School of Choice form let’s us know which of Vanderbilt’s undergraduate schools you are applying to.

    My best advice is to contact your Vanderbilt admissions counselor. She or he can help you with both of these matters.

  • Alexis May

    January 8th, 2018

    I have reached out to him several times with absolutely no response since after Christmas.

  • Jay Watson

    January 8th, 2018

    I am really sorry to hear that, and I’d like to help. Please have your daughter email me at jay.watson@vanderbilt.edu with her name and date of birth and I will get this to an admissions officer in our office who can answer her questions.

  • Alexis May

    January 8th, 2018

    I found where those two items were and got them done. Thank you so much. Stressful time. Lol

  • Rong He

    January 19th, 2018

    We just found out there was a glitch in ordering SAT scores from College Board and my son’s scores were not sent. His ACT was sent on time. Just rush ordered SAT. Is it too late now for his application to be reviewed for admission? He applied RD. Thanks!

  • Jay Watson

    January 22nd, 2018

    Thank you for the question. We will review the application with the material we have — if the SAT scores arrive before we review the application, then they will be included. If not, we will review with the ACT scores that have been sent in. Thank you.