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Coming Soon: On-campus Visits Return to Vanderbilt

May. 26, 2021—Yesterday, Vanderbilt announced updated COVID-19 protocols for returning to campus. These new guidelines will allow our office to resume campus visits for prospective students and families this summer, beginning Monday, June 7. We will update our visit page as soon as details become available. Registration will be required. After more than a year away from campus, we are excited to...

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Class of 2025 – Early and Regular Decision Admissions Statistics

Mar. 30, 2021—This week we announced admissions decisions for the Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2025. We’re excited to welcome the new students to the Vanderbilt community! This year has been unlike any other. The impacts of the pandemic have been felt in our schools, our communities, and our families. While the pandemic has also caused changes...

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Class of 2025 Decisions Available Online March 29

Mar. 28, 2021—As of Monday, March 29, after 5:00 p.m. Central Time, decisions for Regular Decision applicants will be available online through MyAppVU.  The online decision release notes below provide more details about how to check your decision.  Online Decision Release Notes:  Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Central Time Monday, March 29, Regular Decision applicants can log in to their MyAppVU portal to access decisions.  MyAppVU is THE WAY to...

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Class of 2025 – Early Decision Update

Feb. 19, 2021—With the release of decisions for Early Decision II applicants earlier this week, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has finished our Early Decision phase of admissions (Early Decision I plus Early Decision II). 18.1 percent of the 5,049 applications we received through Early Decision this year were admitted. At Vanderbilt, we’re committed to building a...

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New Data Science Minor for Fall 2021

Jan. 29, 2021—One strength of the Vanderbilt experience is a flexible, interdisciplinary academic experience. Whether you’re a neuroscientist with a passion for dance or a mechanical engineer who’s fascinated by pre-Columbian cultures, Vanderbilt’s diverse academic programs allow you can explore what matters most to you. Today, those options are growing even greater with the addition of VU’s...

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Updating Your Application through MyAppVU

Jan. 26, 2021—We’ve now passed the deadline for first-year applications to Vanderbilt, and we thank each of you who applied. Your application is complete once you’ve submitted the required items included in your Common, Coalition, or QuestBridge application. However, we know that sometimes applicants need to submit a supporting document or make an update to their application....

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Happy Holidays from Undergraduate Admissions

Dec. 21, 2020—Happy Holidays from Vanderbilt’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions! With the start of Vanderbilt’s winter break next week, our hours and our response time on calls and emails will be a little different than usual.   Vanderbilt University, including the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, will be closed for winter break from December 22, 2020 – January 3,...

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Early Decision I – Decisions Available Online December 15

Dec. 14, 2020—As of Tuesday, December 15, after 5:00 p.m. Central Time, decisions for Early Decision I applicants will be available online through MyAppVU. The online decision release notes below provide more details about how to check your decision. We’re excited to welcome these new students to the Vanderbilt community! The applications we reviewed for Early Decision I...

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Learn more about Vanderbilt via VirtualVU

Oct. 15, 2020—This fall, Vanderbilt’s campus — like the rest of the world — looks a little different than normal. Students, faculty, and staff are anchoring down and stepping up to keep campus healthy and safe during the pandemic. That means finding creative ways of getting to know one another and of staying healthy in body and mind....

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Caring in a Crisis: Vanderbilt joins admissions response to COVID-19

Jul. 9, 2020—Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Douglas L. Christiansen has joined with fellow admissions leaders at 350 institutions across the country in endorsing “Care Counts in Crisis: College Admissions Deans Respond to COVID-19,” a statement describing what admissions offices value from students amid the pandemic. This endorsement reinforces...

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Statement Regarding Test-Optional Policy for fall 2021 Applicants

Jun. 20, 2020—Update: Vanderbilt University will extend the test-optional policy for students applying for fall 2022 entry. Vanderbilt University understands that families throughout the world are dealing with the very real and tangible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, for some, the loss of employment, concern over their own or a loved one’s health, and the realization that the ramifications of...

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Vanderbilt Admissions Cares – Updated Information

Jun. 6, 2020—By Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and John O. Gaines, Director of Admissions The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University stands with the Black community and condemns acts of police brutality, racism, and injustice. We are saddened and enraged by the recent senseless...

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