Vanderbilt University

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Vanderbilt

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Vanderbilt School of Choice Form

After your QuestBridge College Match application has been forwarded to Vanderbilt, you will receive instructions on how to create a MyAppVU account. Once you have created your account, complete the Vanderbilt School of Choice Form within the MyAppVU portal. You will use the School of Choice Form to indicate whether you are applying to Vanderbilt’s College of Arts & Science, School of Engineering or Peabody College of Education and Human Development. National College Match candidates may not apply to the Blair School of Music. Students must complete the School of Choice form in order to be considered for admission to Vanderbilt.

2

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 1871
ACT code: 4036

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service. If your QuestBridge application included test scores submitted by your counselor, Vanderbilt will use those as official test score reports. 

All College Match applicants must submit one of the following:

  • SAT
  • ACT

The writing sections of the SAT and ACT are optional.

International Students: TOEFL or IELTS is required for non-native English speakers. This requirement will be waived if a student has scored above a 600 on the Old SAT Critical Reading (administered prior to March 2016), above a 33 on the new SAT Reading Test (administered March 2016 and later), above a 26 on the ACT English section, or has had at least two years of schooling in the English language.

SAT II Subject Tests, Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams are not required. If official scores are sent to Vanderbilt, they may be considered during the application review process.

3 Official Transcripts

If your QuestBridge application included a transcript submitted by your counselor, Vanderbilt will use it as your official transcript.  Updated transcripts may be submitted directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by email, fax, or mail. (See Contact Information below).

4

2017-2018  CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 1871
Available Oct. 1

 

5

2017-2018 FAFSA
Available Oct. 1

 

6

Financial Documents

A copy of your and your parents’ 2015 federal income tax returns (signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements). Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. If you or your parents did not file a 2015 federal income tax return please complete the Student Non-Filer form and/or Parent Non-Filer form. Students must submit these documents directly to Vanderbilt using the provided cover sheet.

Copies of your parents’ recent paystubs or other verification of current-year income.

The Noncustodial Profile is not required.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Vanderbilt through Early Decision II. Applicants interested in Early Decision II must send an email to questbridge@vanderbilt.edu by January 1, 2017 to request their decision plan be changed to Early Decision II.


Finalists who did not rank any colleges and who are interested in being considered for an Early Decision plan must send an email to questbridge@vanderbilt.edu by November 1, 2016 to be considered for Early Decision I, or by January 1, 2017 to be considered for Early Decision II.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Vanderbilt for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college must contact questbridge@vanderbilt.edu by January 1, 2017 to request that their application be rolled over to Regular Decision. 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Vanderbilt on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 7 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Vanderbilt.

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Vanderbilt according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Vanderbilt and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Vanderbilt

Contact questbridge@vanderbilt.edu

By January 1, 2017, Non-Matched Finalists must contact questbridge@vanderbilt.edu to request that their application be rolled over to Regular Decision

 

Common Application, the Universal College Application, or Coalition Application and all supporting documents

 

 

Vanderbilt School of Choice Form  

If a student submits the QuestBridge application, Universal College Application, or the Coalition Application, the student will receive emailed instructions on how to create a MyAppVU account. Once the student has created an account, the student will complete the Vanderbilt School of Choice Form within the MyAppVU portal.

If a student submits the Common Application, the Vanderbilt supplement will appear once the student selects Vanderbilt in their college list.

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 1871
ACT code: 4036

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee

 

 

Decision Desk Application

Students interestedin the Blair School of Music must submit a separate Decision Desk application by the appropriate deadline. Learn more about the Blair School's admission process.

 

 

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Vanderbilt and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Vanderbilt

2017-2018  CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 1871
Available: Oct. 1

 

2015 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

 

2017-18 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail official transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Fax or mail federal income tax returns to:
Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships
2309 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Fax: (615) 343-8512

 

Vanderbilt Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Email: questbridge@vanderbilt.edu


Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid