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How To: Extracurricular Activity List

Oct. 17, 2013—Our latest "How To" post, how to prepare your Extracurricular Activity List. Carolyn has tips for compiling this list in a way that best highlights your non-academic accomplishments.

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MyAppVU: Vanderbilt’s New Application Management Portal

Oct. 11, 2013—One of our main objectives with the Admissions Blog is to give you an inside look at the Vanderbilt undergraduate admissions process. So, in the spirit of drawing back the curtain, I’d like to introduce you to MyAppVU, our new online application management tool.

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How To: Letters of Recommendation

Sep. 27, 2013—Last week I gave several tips on how to write your personal essay. Next up in our “How To” series on the application process: letters of recommendation. As you go about completing your application for admission, your intent should be to accurately portray yourself as a person, as a member of your community, and most...

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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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Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision: What’s the Difference?

Aug. 13, 2013—Carolyn breakdowns the different decisions plans you may come across when applying to college.

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The Common Application Is Now Live!

Aug. 1, 2013—Students can now submit freshman or transfer applications for Fall 2014 admission.

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Using the Application QuickGuide

Jul. 26, 2013—Get a jump start on college applications by researching each school's individual requirements.

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Application Reading 2.0

Nov. 29, 2012—Carolyn walks us through her new and improved process for reading applications.

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Special Notice for Those Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Oct. 29, 2012—A special notice about Hurricane Sandy and the impending Early Decision I deadline.

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The Common Application is Now Available!

Aug. 1, 2012—The Common Application and Vanderbilt's accompanying supplements go live today.

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(One of the Most) Wonderful Times of Year

Jul. 26, 2012—The Common Application and other key documents go live in just a few days and we couldn't be more excited.

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The Common Application for fall 2012 is now available

Aug. 2, 2011—For those of you who have been waiting, the day has arrived…you can now access the Common Application for fall 2012 at commonapp.org. Please be aware of our application deadlines: Early Decision I – November 1, 2011 Early Decision II – January 3, 2012 Regular Decision – January 3, 2012 To view our quick application guide...

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