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Early Decision I – Decisions Available Online December 13

Dec. 12, 2018—As of Thursday, December 13, after 5:30 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 the Vanderbilt community. The applicants for Early Decision I were...

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December 1 is the Merit Scholarship Application Deadline

Nov. 21, 2018—As you prepare to enjoy Thanksgiving break, don’t forget that Vanderbilt’s merit scholarship deadlines are right around the corner! The deadline to apply for our three signature scholarships – the Ingram Scholarship Program, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship, and the Chancellor’s Scholarship – is Saturday, December 1, 2018. Recipients of these scholarships are guaranteed full-tuition awards that include a...

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Travel Season Wrap-Up

Nov. 10, 2018—This fall, admissions counselors (like me!) traveled all over the country to meet prospective students in their hometowns. I hope you had the chance to meet an admissions counselor from our office over the past few months!  If you didn’t get to meet one of us in your region, come visit us! Our office is open six days...

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Student Care Network

Oct. 3, 2018—As we wrote in our recent post on Diverse ‘Dores Day 2018, the Vanderbilt community is one that provides support to help students thrive in and out of the classroom. In addition to diversity and inclusion, this is also true when it comes to student health and wellbeing. That’s one reason behind the launch of...

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Introducing New Blogger Erin Springstead

Sep. 27, 2018—Hi all! I’m Erin Springstead—one of the new admissions counselors in Vanderbilt University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions! I currently work with students from the state of North Carolina and Long Island, New York. I am also on the ‘Dore for a Day, Black and Gold Days, and PreVU teams. I’m originally from Bishop, Georgia—a tiny town...

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Tips and Tricks on Engaging with Admissions Officers

Sep. 20, 2018—It’s the beginning of fall and the beginning of another application cycle, which means one thing for admissions officers — travel season is here! Here at Vanderbilt, our main travel season occurs during September and October as we travel across the country and the world to meet and engage with high school students on their...

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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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Our First Look at E. Bronson Ingram College

Aug. 30, 2018—  This month, Vanderbilt’s newest residential college opened its doors for the first time. I recently got my first look at E. Bronson Ingram College at an open house for staff, faculty, and students — and it is a really impressive sight! E. Bronson Ingram College is now home to approximately 340 sophomores, juniors, and...

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Immersion Vanderbilt

Jul. 13, 2018—Immersion Vanderbilt is a new academic initiative designed to integrate classroom knowledge with experience, and give Vanderbilt students a deeper, more complete education. Immersion Vanderbilt calls for undergraduates to undertake an intensive learning experience that marries their interests and passion in making a change in the world. Students will be able to pursue these opportunities through...

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First-year and Transfer Waitlists Closed

Jul. 10, 2018—The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has now closed the waitlists for fall 2018 incoming first-year and transfer students. We have emailed notifications to those of you who remained active on our waitlist in order to update you as quickly as possible. To all students who were placed on either of our waitlists but who did...

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What do admissions counselors do in the summer?

Jul. 6, 2018—Summertime is historically a bit quieter here on the Vanderbilt campus. Many of us are still in the office, debating the latest viral trend (like Yanny versus Laurel), and while it is a bit more calm here, we still find plenty of ways to keep busy. Here is a sneak peek into what we’re up...

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Life After Vanderbilt: Career Outcomes

May. 31, 2018—In honor of Vanderbilt’s Commencement and our recent graduates, let’s fast forward for a moment. Fast forward past your own high school graduation. Imagine jumping a few years past that to your college graduation. When you walk across that stage, do you see yourself having a job? Traveling the world? Giving back to your community? Or...

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