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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes!

Nov. 21, 2017—Thanksgiving! After my birthday, I would probably say this is the second best holiday. For me, it’s an amazing, festive time to gather around one thing: FOOD—yay! We decided to take a break from posts about the application process, financial aid, and merit scholarships so we could highlight some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes! But...

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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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The Nashville Fall "Event List"

Oct. 24, 2016—Welcome to the wonderful world of Music City, home to celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Hannah Montana, and myself, Keldrick! As I have traveled to high schools and college fairs this fall, I’ve enjoyed telling prospective students about the bustling city we call Nashville. Personally, I think of Nashville as a quaint, southern...

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Hanging out with Vanderbilt Students, Academics Edition

Oct. 20, 2015—We now have a new way for you to hear directly from students about their experience at Vanderbilt: google hangouts. Check out the video of current VU students chatting about Vanderbilt campus community.

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Introducing OUA’s New Interactive Project Strategist

Jul. 12, 2013—Jay Watson, new Interactive Project Strategist, shares his thoughts on joining the OUA and blogging for the Admissions Blog.

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Blogging Opportunity for Incoming Vanderbilt Students

Aug. 19, 2011—      For those of you in the Vanderbilt class of 2015 who are still reading our admissions blog, check out this opportunity: Be a Commons Video Blogger! WHO:  You! WHAT: Be a Commons Video Blogger.  Capture unique moments and tell compelling stories through video.  Be a voice for the Commons and share amazing...

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Register Now for PreVU Events

Jun. 10, 2011—PreVU 2011: Register Now for July and August Events! Vanderbilt University’s visit program, designed for rising seniors, kicks off later this month, but there is still room to register for the July and August events.  PreVU participants learn about Vanderbilt’s academic experience and our unique first-year students’ living and learning community, The Martha Rivers Ingram...

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Best Wishes!

May. 25, 2011—This is my last blog as a Vanderbilt admissions counselor.  I am incredibly sad to type that, but I am also excited for the future.  I’m not leaving the profession because I absolutely LOVE what I do.  However, I am “jumping to the other side of the desk” – I’ll be a college counselor on...

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Transfer FAQ: Will my credits transfer?

May. 3, 2011—OUA admissions counselors received many calls and emails lately regarding transfer credit and I thought it might be prudent to address it here. First, I am going to refer you to our Transfer FAQ page, where you’ll find the answer to your most general credit-related questions. Then, let me briefly review the process for the...

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Transfer Update

Apr. 28, 2011—Thank you to our transfer students for being patient with us throughout this process.  I know the vast majority of admissions information out there aims to serve first-time freshmen and their families. However, Vanderbilt has not forsaken our transfer students! Somehow my daily responsibilities moved from regular decision mailing day to spring travel to transfer...

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Waitlist Update

Apr. 26, 2011—Wow.  A few months ago April 1 seemed like the magic date when everything would settle down, but here we are at the end of April and admission work is still full steam ahead!  I’m busy and I know you and your family are busy so let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

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Inside a Vanderbilt Project

Apr. 11, 2011—On this blog we spend most of the time talking about the ins/outs of admissions.  I’m always pushing my readers to Inside ‘Dores to get the inside perspective of class and social life on campus.  This past week I learned about a great class project that evolved into a campus movement and I thought it...

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