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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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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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3 Cheers for Spring Travel!

May. 17, 2018—‘Tis the season for amazing spring travel! It’s been quite busy this spring attending college fairs, speaking engagements, and high schools. Not to mention, we’ve visited some pretty nice places. Thanks to this new phenomenon called, “the selfie” —we have captured some amazing shots, and today on the blog we’d like to share a few...

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Early Decision I Decisions Available Online Dec. 14

Dec. 13, 2017—It’s almost time to welcome the first members of the Vanderbilt Class of 2022 to the Commodore community! As of Thursday, December 14, after 5:30 p.m. Central Time, admissions 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...

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Tips for Letters of Recommendation

Oct. 4, 2017—It’s that time of year! High school seniors across that nation are diligently working to apply to colleges and universities across the world! While institutions have different applications, processes, and requirements, many require letters of recommendations. Here are some helpful tips as you begin to seek out the counselors, teachers, and other individuals in your academic...

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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors!

Sep. 5, 2017—Well—it’s the start of another wonderful recruitment cycle! Do you know what that means for admissions counselors? Flights, applications, food, college fairs, hotels, and did I say amazing food?! As counselors, we enjoy forging new relationships and advocating for the admission of numerous, talented scholars! With an office of 32 admissions counselors, we practice a concept...

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Early Decision I Decisions Available Online Dec. 15

Dec. 14, 2016—Get ready to welcome the first members of the Vanderbilt Class of 2021! As of Thursday, December 15, after 5:30 p.m. Central Time, admissions 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 very excited...

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Why Apply? Student Perspectives on Applying to VU

Nov. 8, 2016—As a Vanderbilt alumna, Class of 2014, I am often asked by prospective students, “Why did you apply to Vanderbilt?” The truth is there were a lot of things that drew me to Vanderbilt University: the gorgeous campus, the residential life, Vanderbilt’s proximity to the vibrant city of Nashville, the academics that would challenge beyond...

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How, When, and Why to Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Sep. 23, 2016—Every admissions cycle, we in the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions communicate with a very high volume of incredibly talented students. Since we see it as our mission to seek highly intellectually curious, academically talented students who will contribute to campus life and the community beyond Vanderbilt, we also value personal attention within the context...

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The deadlines are coming! The deadlines are coming!

Dec. 22, 2015—Yes, it’s true:  the deadlines are coming. But fear not! This is no time to be stressed; this is a time to celebrate. Years of hard work, long nights studying, hours spent attending weekly club meetings, practicing for games, and dedication to bettering your community are all culminating in the beauty that is a complete...

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Introducing New Blogger Anisha Patel

Sep. 30, 2015—Hi everyone! My name is Anisha Patel, and like my colleague Zeben Ashton, I’m both a Vanderbilt admissions counselor and one of the newest members of the Vanderbilt admissions blogging team. I am so excited to share with you all my tips for navigating the admissions process, and stories from my time on the road as a representative of my Alma mater, Vanderbilt University!

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What is the Middle 50%?

Sep. 15, 2015—Today we take a look at standardized testing and "the middle 50%." What is it and how can you use it to better understand selective college admissions.

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