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December 1 is the Merit Scholarship Application Deadline

Nov. 21, 2018—As you prepare to enjoy Thanksgiving break, don’t forget that Vanderbilt’s merit scholarship deadlines are right around the corner! The deadline to apply for our three signature scholarships – the Ingram Scholarship Program, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship, and the Chancellor’s Scholarship – is Saturday, December 1, 2018. Recipients of these scholarships are guaranteed full-tuition awards that include a...

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Introducing new blogger Mickhale Lamba!

Nov. 14, 2018—Hey everyone! My name is Mickhale Lamba and I am one of the newest admissions counselors in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. I’m also a new member of the blogging team, and I’m excited to share my perspective on the admissions process and all the things that make this university so special. I am originally...

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Reminder: Nov 1 is Early Decision I Deadline

Oct. 30, 2018—The deadline to apply through our Early Decision I application plan is November 1, 2018 — just 2 days away! If you’ve decided that Vanderbilt is your top choice and Early Decision is right for you, make sure to submit your application by the deadline. For Early Decision I, you can apply through either the Coalition...

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Introducing New Blogger John Robert Linscomb

Oct. 18, 2018—Hi, my name is John Robert Linscomb; I am an undergraduate Admissions Counselor at Vanderbilt University. I am proud to be a new member of Vanderbilt’s blogging team. I grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Baylor University, where I majored in political science and business. I worked in Austin, Texas and Lafayette, Louisiana...

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OUA Instagram Stories

Oct. 16, 2018—Over the last few years, we’ve been turning over the Vanderbilt Snapchat account to current students for takeovers. This fall, we’ve transitioned these student takeovers to the OUA Instagram account with Commodores taking over our stories to give you a window into their Vanderbilt experiences. Academics, student life, research, clubs and student organizations — these stories...

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Introducing New Blogger Erin Springstead

Sep. 27, 2018—Hi all! I’m Erin Springstead—one of the new admissions counselors in Vanderbilt University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions! I currently work with students from the state of North Carolina and Long Island, New York. I am also on the ‘Dore for a Day, Black and Gold Days, and PreVU teams. I’m originally from Bishop, Georgia—a tiny town...

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Diverse ‘Dores Day 2018

Sep. 12, 2018—Each fall since 2014, the Vanderbilt community has celebrated Diverse ‘Dores Day, an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to visit campus identity spaces and learn more about their services, programming, and staff members. Last week, I stopped by the 2018 celebration to learn more about this annual event, which is sponsored by the Office...

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Move-in 2018

Aug. 23, 2018—With the opening of applications for the Class of 2023, this month marked the beginning of another admissions season. At the same time, we also celebrated the completion of last year’s cycle as we welcomed the Class of 2022 to campus. Last weekend, our newest Commodores moved into The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, their home...

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Applications Now Available – 3 Ways to Apply

Aug. 1, 2018—Dear high school seniors, your road to Vanderbilt begins here:  college applications are now available. There are 3 ways to apply to Vanderbilt:  the Coalition Application, Common Application, and QuestBridge Application. We do not prefer one application method to any other, but we ask that you select one application method and complete your entire application through that system....

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First-year and Transfer Waitlists Closed

Jul. 10, 2018—The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has now closed the waitlists for fall 2018 incoming first-year and transfer students. We have emailed notifications to those of you who remained active on our waitlist in order to update you as quickly as possible. To all students who were placed on either of our waitlists but who did...

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Transfer Admissions Update

Apr. 30, 2018—Last week, we released our first round of transfer decisions – congratulations to our newest admitted Commodores! Transfer applications have increased this year, and our applicant pool is full of impressive students. Your stories, backgrounds, academic abilities, and your fit for the Vanderbilt community clearly stood out to us during the application review process. While...

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Virtual Student Panels for Admitted Students, Class of 2022

Apr. 10, 2018—Congratulations, Vanderbilt Class of 2022, you’re in! We know you may have more questions than ever about Vanderbilt now that you’ve been admitted. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We offer a range of ways to get answers to your questions, including our admitted student visit programs, our Contact a student page, and the Class of 2022 Facebook group....

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