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Vanderbilt Extends Test-optional Policy through 2024

Feb. 21, 2022—The Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions will extend the current test-optional policy for two years, covering applicants for entrance in fall 2023 and fall 2024. Vanderbilt University will not require scores from the ACT or SAT exams for students applying to enter the university for fall 2022, fall 2023, or fall 2024. This applies to...

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Policy Update: VU Now Superscores ACT

Sep. 18, 2019—Effective immediately, Vanderbilt will begin superscoring ACT scores. Vanderbilt has superscored SAT scores for years, so this update means Vanderbilt will now superscore both the SAT and ACT. Superscoring means a college considers the highest section scores across all testing dates. For example, if you take the ACT twice, we will consider your highest Math, English,...

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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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How I Read a File

Dec. 5, 2011—Carolyn Pippen on how she reads admissions files.

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