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Class of 2024 – Regular Decision Summary Statistics

Mar. 30, 2020—Last week we announced admissions decisions for the Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2024.  We’re excited to welcome these new students to the Vanderbilt community! This year’s admitted students were selected from an incredibly talented applicant pool. You can see a brief statistical summary of our Regular Decision admissions plan below to learn more...

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Strange Days

Mar. 27, 2020—The leaders of our office, John Gaines and Doug Christiansen, recently sent the following message to our partners in the college admissions process, your high school counselors. We want students and parents to be able to read it too, so we’re posting it here:   The chorus of the John Lennon song “Nobody Told Me”...

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Class of 2024 Decisions Available Online March 25

Mar. 25, 2020—This afternoon, we released decisions for Regular Decision applicants through MyAppVU. You can see the full details of our online decision release below. Online Decision Release Notes: Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Central Time today, Regular Decision applicants have been able to log in to their MyAppVU portal to access decisions. MyAppVU is THE WAY to find out...

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Class of 2024 – Early Decision by the Numbers

Feb. 26, 2020—Earlier this month, we released Early Decision II admissions decisions to applicants to the Class of 2024. That wrapped up our Early Decision phase of admissions, so we are now able to share the summary statistics about the newest Vanderbilt students. Our Class of 2024 is shaping up to be an incredibly talented and accomplished group...

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Early Decision II – Decisions Available Online February 12

Feb. 12, 2020—As of today, Wednesday, February 12, after 5:00 p.m. Central Time, decisions for Early Decision II applicants will be available online through MyAppVU. The details of our online decision release are below. Check them out for more details about how to check your decision. We are honored that so many talented students chose to apply through...

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Happy Holidays from Undergraduate Admissions

Dec. 20, 2019—Happy Holidays from Vanderbilt’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions! With the start of Vanderbilt’s winter break, our hours and our response time on calls and emails will be a little different than usual. Here are the details: Holiday Office Hours While the University is officially closed for winter break from Monday, December 23 to Tuesday, January...

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Webinar – Ask us your questions about Vanderbilt!

Dec. 14, 2019—With the January 1 application deadline approaching soon, we’re offering a webinar dedicated to answering your questions. After presenting a brief overview, a Vanderbilt admissions counselor will answer your questions about the admissions process, financial aid, academics, living on campus, and more. We hope you’ll join us to get your questions answered. December 18 – Webinar:...

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Early Decision I – Decisions Available Online December 13

Dec. 12, 2019—As of Friday, December 13, after 5:00 p.m. Central Time, decisions for Early Decision I applicants will be available online through MyAppVU. See the online decision release notes below for more details about how to check your decision. We’re excited to welcome these new students to Vanderbilt! The applications we reviewed for Early Decision I were...

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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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Introducing OUA Webinars and Online Info Sessions

Oct. 7, 2019—This fall, we’re holding a series of online information sessions and webinars for prospective students. While there’s nothing like a campus visit to get to know us, we understand that not everyone can make it to Nashville for a visit. If that’s the case for you, we hope you’ll join us for one of these...

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Policy Update: VU Now Superscores ACT

Sep. 18, 2019—Effective immediately, Vanderbilt will begin superscoring ACT scores. Vanderbilt has superscored SAT scores for years, so this update means Vanderbilt will now superscore both the SAT and ACT. Superscoring means a college considers the highest section scores across all testing dates. For example, if you take the ACT twice, we will consider your highest Math, English,...

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