The Vanderbilt Waitlist: True and False
Apr. 24, 2019—So you have been placed on the waitlist — congrats! While this may not have been the news you were hoping for, it’s an accomplishment that should be celebrated! If you were placed on the waitlist, this means that we think you’d be a good addition to the Vanderbilt Class of 2023. However, with only...
Transfer Admissions Update
Apr. 30, 2018—Last week, we released our first round of transfer decisions – congratulations to our newest admitted Commodores! Transfer applications have increased this year, and our applicant pool is full of impressive students. Your stories, backgrounds, academic abilities, and your fit for the Vanderbilt community clearly stood out to us during the application review process. While...
Waitlist FAQs 2018
Apr. 13, 2018—What does it mean to be on the waitlist? How does the waitlist work? When will I hear if I’m in? We know that April is a big month, and that includes the excitement and questions that come along with the decisions you recently received. Today, we bring you our Waitlist FAQ for 2018. Before...
First-Year Waitlist Closed
Jul. 14, 2017—The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has now closed the waitlist for applicants to The Class of 2021. We have emailed notifications to those of you who remained active on our waitlist in order to update you as quickly as possible. To all students who were placed on the waitlist but who did not receive an...
First-Year and Transfer Waitlists Closed
Jul. 13, 2015—The fall 2015 incoming first-year and transfer classes are now full, and we are closing these waitlists. We have emailed a notification to those of you who remained active on our waitlist in order to update you as quickly as possible. To all students who were placed on either of our waitlists but who did...
2015 Waitlist Update
May. 6, 2015—We have now started making offers of admission to students on our waitlist for the Class of 2019. Check this post for more information on the waitlist process.
Vanderbilt Admissions AMA
Mar. 31, 2014—We just finished reviewing 29,500 applications – Ask Us Anything.
2013 Wait List Update
May. 5, 2013—We have started reaching out to students to whom we would like to offer admission from our wait list. As we have mentioned often on this blog, admitting students from our wait list is an anticipated necessity as we complete our class. We are committed to enrolling a class of 1,600 so that every first...
Vanderbilt’s Class of 2016 and the Incoming Transfer Class are Now Closed
Jul. 20, 2012—The Class of 2016 is now officially closed for all first-year, non-transfer applicants.
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:
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.
I am on the waitlist. Now what?
Apr. 7, 2011—The first thing I would say to a student on the waitlist is congratulations. No, seriously. In this hyper competitive admissions environment our waitlist hosts an amazing selection of academic all-stars. Make no mistake- the waitlist was not haphazardly thrown together. It was carefully crafted so that we have the absolute best students to choose...