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What Should I Major In?

Nov. 2, 2016—“What should I major in?” As an admissions officer, this is a question I frequently get from high school seniors in the college search process. Well-prepared high school students have nearly endless opportunities in front of them, and that can be a bit overwhelming at times. But have no fear; the Vanderbilt Admissions Blog is...

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A Love Letter to Transfer Applicants

Feb. 24, 2014—Carolyn details a few of the resources available to transfer applicants and incoming transfer students.

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Application FAQs

Jan. 10, 2014—Carolyn answers the questions our admissions counselors have been hearing most frequently over the last several days.

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Early Decision I Deadline Extended

Nov. 3, 2013—Due to technical difficulties, the ED1 deadline has been extended to Monday, November 10.

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The Common Application Is Now Live!

Aug. 1, 2013—Students can now submit freshman or transfer applications for Fall 2014 admission.

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Application Reading 2.0

Nov. 29, 2012—Carolyn walks us through her new and improved process for reading applications.

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The Common Application is Now Available!

Aug. 1, 2012—The Common Application and Vanderbilt's accompanying supplements go live today.

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Behind the Scenes of the OUA

Feb. 17, 2012—A Q&A with our processing staff shows us how your file gets from Point A to Point B.

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Fall 2012 Application Available Soon

Jul. 15, 2011—Believe it or not, it is already mid-summer and time to start thinking about filling out your college applications. Over the next week, we are mailing Part I: The Vanderbilt Common Application Supplement to rising seniors. If you are reading this and are not already receiving mail from us, you can sign up for our mailing list here: http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/forms/mailing-list.php

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Pan Flute Simplicity

Oct. 16, 2009—It's true, Vanderbilt's applications have grown (+73% in five years). A natural reaction is to try and find someway to stand out in the crowd. But for us, at the heart of the holistic review is an understanding of you - your past accomplishments, what you care about, and drives your curiosities. In each of these things - simplicity is a supreme virtue.

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Common App Available for VU Class of 2014

Jul. 2, 2009—All is still quiet on the waitlist front, and I have no news there. The waitlist is still open and active. We have officially closed all transfer admissions however for the Fall. Today we'll be sending out the following email to all rising seniors on our mailing list announcing start of a new admissions cycle.

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