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Caring in a Crisis: Vanderbilt joins admissions response to COVID-19

Jul. 9, 2020—Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Douglas L. Christiansen has joined with fellow admissions leaders at 350 institutions across the country in endorsing “Care Counts in Crisis: College Admissions Deans Respond to COVID-19,” a statement describing what admissions offices value from students amid the pandemic. This endorsement reinforces...

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Vanderbilt Community Thrives Amid COVID-19 Challenges

Jun. 24, 2020—“Unprecedented era,” “trying times,” “uncharted territory.” We’ve all read these words a hundred times. Yes — the world we live in today looks different than it did a few months ago, but amid these challenges, the resilience of the Vanderbilt community remains unshaken. At Vanderbilt, our faculty, staff, and students continue to do what they...

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Statement Regarding Test-Optional Policy for fall 2021 Applicants

Jun. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University understands that families throughout the world are dealing with the very real and tangible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, for some, the loss of employment, concern over their own or a loved one’s health, and the realization that the ramifications of the pandemic will be felt for months to come.   To support prospective students and their...

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Vanderbilt Recognizes Juneteenth

Jun. 19, 2020—Today, OUA and Vanderbilt recognize the importance of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery. While today we celebrate the end of slavery in America, we also recognize that there is still much progress to be made toward eliminating systemic racism present in our society. As mentioned in...

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Learn about Vanderbilt through VirtualVU this summer!

Jun. 18, 2020—For high school students thinking about college, this summer — like everything else in our world — is probably looking quite different than what you might have expected three months ago. While this is a time traditionally filled with college road trips and campus tours, you’ve had to transition to learning about college from home....

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Vanderbilt Admissions Cares – Updated Information

Jun. 6, 2020—By Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and John O. Gaines, Director of Admissions The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University stands with the Black community and condemns acts of police brutality, racism, and injustice. We are saddened and enraged by the recent senseless...

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Vanderbilt Admissions Cares

Jun. 3, 2020—The leaders of our office would like to share their thoughts regarding recent events. By Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and John O. Gaines, Director of Undergraduate Admissions   The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to represent Vanderbilt University, an institution that is taking...

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

May. 7, 2020—The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is excited to congratulate the graduating Class of 2020! Four years ago we welcomed this exceptional group of students as incoming first-year students, and now we wish them the best in their next steps as Vanderbilt alumni. While the in-person Commencement ceremony has been postponed to 2021, Vanderbilt has honored the...

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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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