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Ask the Tour Guides: What surprised you?

Dec. 7, 2017—No matter how much research you do about a college—through virtual tours, browsing the website, or visiting campus—there will always be something that surprises you once you become a student there! For this post we asked the tour guides (and one of student workers, Gwen!) to tell us: What surprised you the most about Vanderbilt?...

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From the Students: Our Advice to You

Apr. 22, 2014—A few of our current students extend their words of wisdom to high school seniors.

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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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Student Organizations at Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2013—Explore the Anchor Link tool to find out how Vanderbilt students are getting involved on campus and around Nashville.

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How To: Complete Your Application

Oct. 21, 2013—This may sound like the simplest part of the process, but it is arguably the most important. Follow these steps to make sure your application is successfully submitted.

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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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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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7 Lessons Learned from “Admission” the Movie

Apr. 1, 2013—Carolyn reflects on the new Tina Fey film and the truths it relays about the field of college admissions.

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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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Guest Blog: Sending Off the Next Group of World Changers

Apr. 20, 2012—Assistant Director of Admissions John Nesbitt reflects on the accomplishments of our senior tour guides.

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I’m on the Wait List! Now What?

Apr. 4, 2012—Carolyn updates our wait-listed applicants on their next steps in the admissions process.

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A Counselor’s View of Committee

Dec. 27, 2011—Carolyn Pippen on her first Committee experience

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