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Understanding College Admissions Decisions Plans – Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision

Oct. 13, 2019—If you’re a high school senior starting the process of applying to college, you may be thinking about decision plan to use. Colleges offer varying decision plans with different deadlines, different levels of commitment, and different dates when you’ll find out admissions decisions. We’re here today with an overview of some of the main types...

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Online College Block Party

Oct. 11, 2019—College Greenlight will be hosting a free, two-day online college block party for high school students, parents, and counselors October 16-17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET. Admissions experts or current college students from Vanderbilt, Stanford, Northwestern, Colgate, Rice, and Tufts will facilitate workshops that give key admissions insights into how institutions support first-gen or...

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Applications Now Available

Aug. 1, 2019—As the end of summer nears, we have a message for high school seniors:  college applications are now available online. There are 3 ways to apply to Vanderbilt:  the Coalition Application, Common Application, and QuestBridge Application. We don’t prefer one application method to any other, but we ask that you select one application method and complete your entire...

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The Vanderbilt Waitlist: True and False

Apr. 24, 2019—So you have been placed on the waitlist — congrats! While this may not have been the news you were hoping for, it’s an accomplishment that should be celebrated! If you were placed on the waitlist, this means that we think you’d be a good addition to the Vanderbilt Class of 2023. However, with only...

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OUA’s New Admissions Counselors

Sep. 6, 2018—As we wave goodbye to summer and welcome new beginnings this fall, we would like to introduce our newest additions to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions! These counselors will represent Vanderbilt at high school visits, college fairs, and other events throughout the year — and you might just see one of them at your school!...

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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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