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The 5 W’s of the Transfer Application Process

Mar. 14, 2018—As a journalism student, one of the key things I learned was reporting the 5 W’s: who, what, when, where, and why. Today, I’m excited to provide the 5 W’s for the Vanderbilt University transfer admissions process. The answers to these questions should give you a head start completing your transfer application. Who are Vanderbilt...

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Application Deadlines Approach

Dec. 21, 2017—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...

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Tips for Writing Your College Essay

Oct. 9, 2017—When I speak with students about the components of an application to Vanderbilt, I always save the personal essay for last. This is partly because it is my favorite part of the application to read, but also because I know this is often the most dreaded part of the application process. I know, I know:...

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Tips for Letters of Recommendation

Oct. 4, 2017—It’s that time of year! High school seniors across that nation are diligently working to apply to colleges and universities across the world! While institutions have different applications, processes, and requirements, many require letters of recommendations. Here are some helpful tips as you begin to seek out the counselors, teachers, and other individuals in your academic...

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4 Ways to Apply

Sep. 12, 2017—Calling all seniors, it’s time to take the next step on your road to college — applications for admission are now available! At Vanderbilt we have four ways to apply:  the Coalition Application, Common Application, QuestBridge Application, and the Universal College Application. We don’t have a preference for one application method over any other, but we ask that you select...

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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors!

Sep. 5, 2017—Well—it’s the start of another wonderful recruitment cycle! Do you know what that means for admissions counselors? Flights, applications, food, college fairs, hotels, and did I say amazing food?! As counselors, we enjoy forging new relationships and advocating for the admission of numerous, talented scholars! With an office of 32 admissions counselors, we practice a concept...

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Deadlines!

Dec. 22, 2016—The end of the year is fast approaching, and in the world of college admissions, that means one thing: application deadlines. If you are a high school senior wrapping up your fall semester and heading into winter break, don’t forget to circle January 1, our application deadline for both admissions and merit scholarships. What do...

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Why Apply? Student Perspectives on Applying to VU

Nov. 8, 2016—As a Vanderbilt alumna, Class of 2014, I am often asked by prospective students, “Why did you apply to Vanderbilt?” The truth is there were a lot of things that drew me to Vanderbilt University: the gorgeous campus, the residential life, Vanderbilt’s proximity to the vibrant city of Nashville, the academics that would challenge beyond...

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5 Application Tips

Oct. 21, 2016—Editor’s Note:  This post first appeared on The Bridge Blog, a publication from QuestBridge. To learn more about Vanderbilt’s partnership with QuestBridge, check out this post from our archives. The college application. A summation of your high school experience and a guide to who you think you’d like to become in the future. Naturally, it is...

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How, When, and Why to Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Sep. 23, 2016—Every admissions cycle, we in the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions communicate with a very high volume of incredibly talented students. Since we see it as our mission to seek highly intellectually curious, academically talented students who will contribute to campus life and the community beyond Vanderbilt, we also value personal attention within the context...

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Applications Now Available

Aug. 2, 2016—For high school seniors across the country, the college admissions process is about to get real. With applications becoming available, it’s now officially the start of college application season. Seniors, it’s your time to shine. At Vanderbilt we have four ways to apply:  the Coalition Application, Common Application, QuestBridge Application, and the Universal College Application. We...

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The deadlines are coming! The deadlines are coming!

Dec. 22, 2015—Yes, it’s true:  the deadlines are coming. But fear not! This is no time to be stressed; this is a time to celebrate. Years of hard work, long nights studying, hours spent attending weekly club meetings, practicing for games, and dedication to bettering your community are all culminating in the beauty that is a complete...

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