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February Wrap-Up

Feb. 22, 2011—We’ve finally dug out from the snow this winter and the first signs of spring are in the air here in Nashville! Believe it or not, there’s only about one month standing between us and mailing day.  I know if you’re a Regular Decision applicant waiting for that April 1st admissions decision, you feel as...

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Meet John Gaines, Director of OUA

Feb. 21, 2011—My hometown is Owensboro, KY. I am the admissions counselor responsible for “the islands”: Manhattan, Hawaii, and England (really, all of Europe).

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Have mission. Will travel.

Feb. 8, 2011—In my last post, I talked about all the places we go overseas and how many international students find their way to us.  What about the domestic students (the ones who fill 94% of our class)? How does OUA reach out to y’all?

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Alumni Interview Process Now Closed

Jan. 19, 2011—CoRPs Alumni Interviewing Requests have ended for the 2010 – 2011 Admissions Year Requests for alumni interviews through our Commodore Recruitment Programs (CoRPs) closed for the 2010 – 2011 admissions year. Alumni interviews are a wonderful opportunity to gain information about Vanderbilt through interacting with an alumnus; however, if you were unable to participate or...

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Snow Day

Jan. 10, 2011—It’s a snowy day here on campus!  Nashville accumulated 2-4” of snow overnight and the white blanket serves to highlight the fact that we truly get all four seasons here in Tennessee.  I know that we’ve been throwing a great deal of information at you lately and your head is probably spinning. My post last...

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Transfer Admission FAQs

Jan. 7, 2011—In the crazy world of college admissions, it seems as if most of the spotlight is on first-time freshman admissions.  However, transfer students are an important part of Vanderbilt University.  Transfer students add to the classroom discussion and campus life because of their diversified experiences; we are looking for transfer students who will add to...

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Meet Nicole Molina

Jan. 6, 2011—I am the admissions counselor responsible for Southern California and Illinois, except Chicagoland. In the office I work on: Black and Gold Days and with CoRPs (Commodore Recruitment Programs).

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Updates for ED II, RD, and Transfer Students

Jan. 5, 2011—I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season with friends and family!  Here at Vanderbilt, OUA is back in full swing and we’ve got answers to your questions.  With ED I and the New Year behind us (how did that happen?!), I know most of our readers are focusing on the next admission rounds.  Here...

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Congratulations to the Newest Commodores!

Dec. 15, 2010—Congratulations to our new members of the Class of 2015!  I cannot adequately express how excited we are to have you as Commodores.

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TROUBLESHOOTING the Alumni Interview

Nov. 18, 2010—Here are a few troubleshooting tips for our alumni interview process.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to post in the comments and we’ll get you an answer shortly!

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Meet Julianna Staples

Nov. 5, 2010—My hometown is Hopkinsville, Kentucky. I am the admissions counselor responsible for Alabama and Kentucky.

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Early Decision on the Mind

Oct. 26, 2010—Yesterday I was sitting in a coffee shop in Bloomington, Indiana spacing off and thinking about the small joys of life – I had my first John Cougar Mellencamp sighting!  I spent four years in Bloomington and it wasn’t until I came back several years after moving that I saw JCM milling about.  This was...

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