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Early Decision II – Decisions Available Online February 15

Feb. 14, 2019—As of Friday, February 15, after 5:00 p.m. Central Time, decisions for Early Decision II 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 honored that so many talented students chose to apply through Early Decision II. This group of applicants...

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Personalize Your College Search

Feb. 8, 2019—While many high school seniors are patiently awaiting college decisions at this time of year, if you’re younger, you may just be starting your college search process. If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably starting to get asked if you’ve thought about where you want to go to college. Have you started to put some thought...

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Virtual Tour: Update

Jan. 23, 2019—In the college search process, being able to visit campus can truly help you open your eyes and get a better understanding of what a college or university feels like. We know it’s not always possible to travel to a campus, so we offer a virtual tour. We’ve recently updated our virtual tour, and we’re excited...

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Get to know the Student Admissions Assistants

Dec. 29, 2018—If you’ve ever called our office, chances are you have talked to one of our awesome student workers. They are a team of 23 students (called Student Admissions Assistants or “SAAs”) that help our office function every day and especially during our busiest times of the year.  While admissions counselors are evaluating applications, traveling the...

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Winter Hours and Winter Fun

Dec. 21, 2018—During Vanderbilt’s winter break, our office hours will look a little different, as our admissions officers and staff are getting some much needed rest and fun heading into the new year! While the University is officially closed for winter break from Monday, December 24 to Wednesday, January 2, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will offer...

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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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