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A Quick Hello from Admissions’ New Web Content Producer

Oct. 11, 2011—Hello! My name is Ryan Burleson and I was brought onboard in the Admissions office a few weeks ago to serve as Web Content Producer. As the title suggests, I’ll be involved in all aspects of our office’s web presence, from blogging to site updates to social media and beyond. We believe that the web...

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Meet Carolyn Pippen

Oct. 10, 2011—Lexington, Kentucky is my hometown. I am the admissions counselor responsible for Arkansas, East Tennessee, South Texas, West Texas/El Paso, and Dallas/Fort Worth. In the office I help organize our MOSAIC program, work with the Chancellor’s Scholarship committee, answer admissions questions emails, write for the admissions blog, and generally keep everyone in stitches. My favorite...

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Meet Ben Gatlin

Oct. 6, 2011—Tupelo, MS (birthplace of Elvis) is my hometown. I am the admissions counselor responsible for Chattanooga, TN, South Florida, and home school students.

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Meet Julie Chapman

Oct. 5, 2011—Shaker Heights, Ohio is my hometown. I am the admissions counselor responsible for China and the Chicago area. I call it the “Chi” Territory, or the best territory. In the office I’m on the International Team, I work on the Vandy Fan for a Day program and our Counselor Conference program and I co-supervise our...

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The Admissions Process: Advice from the Field

Sep. 29, 2011—Vanderbilt admissions counselors are out on the road visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with students, parents, and high school counselors. As a high school senior, you are working hard to narrow down your college list and prepare your college applications. If you want information about the Vanderbilt admissions process, visit our Admissions Quick...

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Offers to WL Students Begin

May. 5, 2011—As we had hoped, we will use the waitlist this year to complete our Vanderbilt Class of 2015.  Over the next several weeks we will be offering admission to some students who are active on our waitlist.  To understand how our waitlist operates, read my previous post on that matter.  Some points to remember:

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Transfer FAQ: Will my credits transfer?

May. 3, 2011—OUA admissions counselors received many calls and emails lately regarding transfer credit and I thought it might be prudent to address it here. First, I am going to refer you to our Transfer FAQ page, where you’ll find the answer to your most general credit-related questions. Then, let me briefly review the process for the...

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Transfer Update

Apr. 28, 2011—Thank you to our transfer students for being patient with us throughout this process.  I know the vast majority of admissions information out there aims to serve first-time freshmen and their families. However, Vanderbilt has not forsaken our transfer students! Somehow my daily responsibilities moved from regular decision mailing day to spring travel to transfer...

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Waitlist Update

Apr. 26, 2011—Wow.  A few months ago April 1 seemed like the magic date when everything would settle down, but here we are at the end of April and admission work is still full steam ahead!  I’m busy and I know you and your family are busy so let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

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PreVU Registration Now Open!

Apr. 15, 2011—Spend a day getting the inside story on our admissions process, learning more about our superior academics, finding out how we support diversity, discovering what we do to make Vanderbilt affordable, taking a campus tour, and seeing for yourself what life is like at one of America’s top universities.

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I am on the waitlist. Now what?

Apr. 7, 2011—The first thing I would say to a student on the waitlist is congratulations.  No, seriously.  In this hyper competitive admissions environment our waitlist hosts an amazing selection of academic all-stars.  Make no mistake- the waitlist was not haphazardly thrown together.  It was carefully crafted so that we have the absolute best students to choose...

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What do you want to know?

Mar. 31, 2011—I had an amazing meeting with my student bloggers this past Tuesday.  A core part of our meeting included planning for April blog topics and we kept circling back to the same question, “What do our readers want to know?  What questions do they have?  What do they want us to write about?”  So today...

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