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Immersion Vanderbilt

Jul. 13, 2018—Immersion Vanderbilt is a new academic initiative designed to integrate classroom knowledge with experience, and give Vanderbilt students a deeper, more complete education. Immersion Vanderbilt calls for undergraduates to undertake an intensive learning experience that marries their interests and passion in making a change in the world. Students will be able to pursue these opportunities through...

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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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Introducing Vanderbilt’s New Residential Colleges

Apr. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s $600 million investment in constructing four new residential colleges is well under way with a scheduled completion by 2023. The first of their kind at Vanderbilt, Warren and Moore Colleges opened their doors in 2014. Over the next several years, Vanderbilt will construct four more residential colleges along West End Ave. Up first,...

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Why Apply? Student Perspectives on Applying to VU

Nov. 8, 2016—As a Vanderbilt alumna, Class of 2014, I am often asked by prospective students, “Why did you apply to Vanderbilt?” The truth is there were a lot of things that drew me to Vanderbilt University: the gorgeous campus, the residential life, Vanderbilt’s proximity to the vibrant city of Nashville, the academics that would challenge beyond...

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Pets of OUA

Aug. 5, 2016—While, sadly, allergies have prevented me from having a pet of my own, I have still always shared in the love of furry creatures. There is just something about a small fluffy puppy or a sweet soft cat that lifts the spirits. Even though I can’t have a dog or cat of my own, my...

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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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Introducing New Blogger Anisha Patel

Sep. 30, 2015—Hi everyone! My name is Anisha Patel, and like my colleague Zeben Ashton, I’m both a Vanderbilt admissions counselor and one of the newest members of the Vanderbilt admissions blogging team. I am so excited to share with you all my tips for navigating the admissions process, and stories from my time on the road as a representative of my Alma mater, Vanderbilt University!

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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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Offers to WL Students Begin

May. 5, 2011—As we had hoped, we will use the waitlist this year to complete our Vanderbilt Class of 2015.  Over the next several weeks we will be offering admission to some students who are active on our waitlist.  To understand how our waitlist operates, read my previous post on that matter.  Some points to remember:

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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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