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Tips for Writing Your College Essay

Oct. 9, 2017—When I speak with students about the components of an application to Vanderbilt, I always save the personal essay for last. This is partly because it is my favorite part of the application to read, but also because I know this is often the most dreaded part of the application process. I know, I know:...

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Photos from the Road

Oct. 28, 2016—It’s been a busy fall for my Vanderbilt admissions counselor colleagues. They’ve been traveling around the country and the world, talking to prospective students about college admissions and the Vanderbilt experience. With the Early Decision I deadline fast approaching, much of their travel for this fall is now in the rearview mirror. I’ve enjoyed seeing...

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Applications Now Available

Aug. 2, 2016—For high school seniors across the country, the college admissions process is about to get real. With applications becoming available, it’s now officially the start of college application season. Seniors, it’s your time to shine. At Vanderbilt we have four ways to apply:  the Coalition Application, Common Application, QuestBridge Application, and the Universal College Application. We...

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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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Introducing New Blogger Zeben Ashton

Aug. 27, 2015—Hi y’all! My name is Zeben Ashton (Zeb), and in addition to serving as a Vanderbilt admissions counselor, I’m one of the newest members of the Vanderbilt Admissions blogging team. I look forward to sharing my insights into the college search and application processes.

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Early Decision I Deadline this Saturday, Nov. 1

Oct. 28, 2014—Submit your completed application and all additional materials by November 1, in order to be considered under this plan and learn your admission decision by December 15, 2014.

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3 Steps to Tackling Your Personal Essay

Oct. 10, 2014—The personal essay can seem like a daunting part of the application process, but these three steps will help you tackle it.

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Vanderbilt Applications Now Available

Aug. 1, 2014—Prospective Commodores, it’s time to take the first step in making your college dream a reality: applications are now available through the Common Application and the Universal College Application.

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How To: Write Your Personal Essay

Sep. 11, 2013—As fall begins, so does application season. To help guide your way, Carolyn offers advice on all aspects of the application process, beginning with your personal essay.

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An End to the Long Wait

Mar. 22, 2010—For most of you, the holidays contained turkey, pie, presents, and LOTS of college applications. College applications were due in early January and then after years of preparation and a flurry of activity, you had nothing to do. Perhaps you leaned back in your desk chair, put your arms behind your head, and breathed out...

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