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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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Applying as an International Student

Dec. 17, 2015—The college application process can be an intimidating experience, especially if you are considering leaving your home country to study in the United States. Don’t worry, though, because our international admissions team has the tips and advice to help you through the process of applying to Vanderbilt as an international student. Here are the top...

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Early Decision Application Deadline is November 1

Oct. 28, 2015—The deadline to submit your application under our Early Decision I decision plan is this Sunday, November 1, 2015. In order to be considered under this plan and learn your admission decision by December 15, 2015, make sure to submit your completed application and all additional materials by November 1. Early Decision is a binding commitment...

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Introducing New Blogger Anisha Patel

Sep. 30, 2015—Hi everyone! My name is Anisha Patel, and like my colleague Zeben Ashton, I’m both a Vanderbilt admissions counselor and one of the newest members of the Vanderbilt admissions blogging team. I am so excited to share with you all my tips for navigating the admissions process, and stories from my time on the road as a representative of my Alma mater, Vanderbilt University!

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8 Tips for Attending College Fairs

Sep. 16, 2015—As a counselor who has been attending college fairs for several years now, I can honestly say that I’ve been asked everything under the sun I expect to hear the more typical (but important) questions about class size, campus environment, major and minor offerings, SAT and ACT requirements, application process and of course “how do I get in?” But there are always those questions that take me by surprise.

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What is the Middle 50%?

Sep. 15, 2015—Today we take a look at standardized testing and "the middle 50%." What is it and how can you use it to better understand selective college admissions.

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Introducing New Blogger Zeben Ashton

Aug. 27, 2015—Hi y’all! My name is Zeben Ashton (Zeb), and in addition to serving as a Vanderbilt admissions counselor, I’m one of the newest members of the Vanderbilt Admissions blogging team. I look forward to sharing my insights into the college search and application processes.

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