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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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Vanderbilt’s New Admissions Counselors

Aug. 12, 2019—Last week, applications officially opened for the Class of 2024, and Vanderbilt’s admissions counselors are already traveling the country to meet prospective students through the Vanderbilt Road Shows. This year, we’re thrilled to introduce five new Vanderbilt admissions counselors. These newest members of our team will represent Vanderbilt at high school visits, college fairs, and...

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Applications Now Available

Aug. 1, 2019—As the end of summer nears, we have a message for high school seniors:  college applications are now available online. There are 3 ways to apply to Vanderbilt:  the Coalition Application, Common Application, and QuestBridge Application. We don’t prefer one application method to any other, but we ask that you select one application method and complete your entire...

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Asked & Answered: 10 Questions About Vanderbilt’s Study Abroad Program

May. 15, 2019—Studying abroad during college is a great opportunity to broaden your experiences and see more of the world. For many students this is a key consideration during the college search process, and I frequently get questions about Vanderbilt’s study abroad options. Today, we’re going to take a closer look as we answer 10 questions about...

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Find Your Impact at Vanderbilt

May. 7, 2019—With Commencement just days away, now is a great time to take a look at how Vanderbilt seniors are making a difference on campus and in the world. During their time at Vanderbilt, the students profiled below have explored their passions and found ways to make an impact. Our amazing students immerse themselves into myriad...

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This Summer, Get a PreVU of Vanderbilt

Apr. 25, 2019—Registration for PreVU, Vanderbilt’s summer campus visit program for rising high school seniors, is now open – don’t miss out on your chance to PreVU Vanderbilt this summer! Here on campus, the signs of spring are everywhere, from the blossoms on the trees to the students getting ready for finals. Commencement is just weeks away,...

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