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Online College Block Party

Oct. 11, 2019—College Greenlight will be hosting a free, two-day online college block party for high school students, parents, and counselors October 16-17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET. Admissions experts or current college students from Vanderbilt, Stanford, Northwestern, Colgate, Rice, and Tufts will facilitate workshops that give key admissions insights into how institutions support first-gen or...

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OUA’s New Admissions Counselors

Sep. 6, 2018—As we wave goodbye to summer and welcome new beginnings this fall, we would like to introduce our newest additions to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions! These counselors will represent Vanderbilt at high school visits, college fairs, and other events throughout the year — and you might just see one of them at your school!...

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3 Cheers for Spring Travel!

May. 17, 2018—‘Tis the season for amazing spring travel! It’s been quite busy this spring attending college fairs, speaking engagements, and high schools. Not to mention, we’ve visited some pretty nice places. Thanks to this new phenomenon called, “the selfie” —we have captured some amazing shots, and today on the blog we’d like to share a few...

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Tips for Letters of Recommendation

Oct. 4, 2017—It’s that time of year! High school seniors across that nation are diligently working to apply to colleges and universities across the world! While institutions have different applications, processes, and requirements, many require letters of recommendations. Here are some helpful tips as you begin to seek out the counselors, teachers, and other individuals in your academic...

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What Should I Major In?

Nov. 2, 2016—“What should I major in?” As an admissions officer, this is a question I frequently get from high school seniors in the college search process. Well-prepared high school students have nearly endless opportunities in front of them, and that can be a bit overwhelming at times. But have no fear; the Vanderbilt Admissions Blog is...

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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors

Jul. 21, 2016—In the Admissions world, we often talk about what we do in a very cyclical way. Fall travel begins once students arrive back on campus and ends promptly after Halloween. We hunker down beginning in November to review thousands upon thousands of applications from the students we met throughout the fall. We know that the...

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8 Tips for Attending College Fairs

Sep. 16, 2015—As a counselor who has been attending college fairs for several years now, I can honestly say that I’ve been asked everything under the sun I expect to hear the more typical (but important) questions about class size, campus environment, major and minor offerings, SAT and ACT requirements, application process and of course “how do I get in?” But there are always those questions that take me by surprise.

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What is the Middle 50%?

Sep. 15, 2015—Today we take a look at standardized testing and "the middle 50%." What is it and how can you use it to better understand selective college admissions.

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A Day in The Life of an International Admissions Counselor

Jun. 9, 2014—As an international admissions counselor, David shares his experience recruiting in Japan last fall. Despite being familiar with Tokyo, a new mission of spreading awareness about Vanderbilt's offerings pushes his recruitment skills to new heights.

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Taking Your College Essay from Good to Great

Sep. 26, 2012—Carolyn introduces a great essay writing presentation prepared by Senior Associate Director Thom Golden and Admissions Counselor Julie Chapman.

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“Nepal is …”: International Recruiting in South Asia

Nov. 10, 2011—Admissions counselor John Nesbitt reflects on a memorable recruitment trip to Nepal.

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Upcoming Deadlines: Admissions, Merit Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Oct. 24, 2011—With November just around the corner there are many deadlines approaching in the world of college admissions. As a senior in high school, there are A LOT of dates to remember so I definitely recommend organizing yourself with a calendar/planner/smart phone application.   Sometimes a deadline is hard and fast – as in if you...

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