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‘Common Application’

Frequently Asked Questions (regarding your Vanderbilt application)

Jan. 12, 2015—Here is an easy source for your frequently asked questions regarding your Vanderbilt admissions application for the 2014-2015.

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Application Update!

Jan. 5, 2015—In this post David shares the tips and tricks you need to take the stress out of making sure your application is complete.

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Merit Scholarship Deadlines Approach

Dec. 8, 2014—The deadline to apply for merit scholarships is December 15, 2014, and in this post we've got the scholarship details and application to-do list to help you finish by the deadline.

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Tips for Letters of Recommendation

Oct. 31, 2014—You need recommendations as a part of your application for admission, and we're here with the three steps you need to get them done right.

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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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A Love Letter to Transfer Applicants

Feb. 24, 2014—Carolyn details a few of the resources available to transfer applicants and incoming transfer students.

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What We Look For In An Application

Feb. 3, 2014—Carolyn lays out the five major components that each of our admissions counselors looks for and values in a Vanderbilt application.

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Blair DecisionDesk Final Deadline

Jan. 30, 2014—The Blair School of Music has extended the deadline to submit applications through DecisionDesk. Applicants to the Blair School of Music have until Monday, February 3 at 5 pm EST to submit completed DecisionDesk applications.

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Application FAQs

Jan. 10, 2014—Carolyn answers the questions our admissions counselors have been hearing most frequently over the last several days.

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(Mostly) Productive Ways to Spend Winter Break

Dec. 20, 2013—Carolyn humbly proposes 14 tasks to complete before 2014.

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Early Decision I Deadline Extended

Nov. 3, 2013—Due to technical difficulties, the ED1 deadline has been extended to Monday, November 10.

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QuestBridge Q&A

Oct. 24, 2013—Update, November 2014:  We have updated our application requirements for QuestBridge students. To see the most up-to-date requirements, visit the Vanderbilt partner page on the QuestBridge web site. Congratulations, QuestBridge Finalists! Your hard work is paying off, and you’re one step closer to college. If you’ve ranked Vanderbilt as one of your college choices, we...

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