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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

If you are a Finalist who ranked Vanderbilt, your National College Match application will be sent to Vanderbilt, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Requirements

Vanderbilt University Application Status Portal Activation

QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Vanderbilt University on October 18, and Vanderbilt University may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Vanderbilt University will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt School of Choice Form

Once you have created your application portal account, complete the Vanderbilt School of Choice Form within the 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, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, or Blair School of Music. Students MUST complete the School of Choice form in order to be considered for admission to Vanderbilt.

Applicants to the Blair School of Music and to the Peabody College of Education and Human Development will also select the academic major for which they wish to be considered. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Vanderbilt’s academic offerings.

Enrolling students will remain with their school of choice for their first year on campus.

(Optional) Test Scores  
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 1871
ACT code: 4036

Vanderbilt offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about Vanderbilt’s test-optional policy. Students who rank Vanderbilt can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in Vanderbilt’s review of their application. For students who choose to submit test scores, Vanderbilt accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official score reports will be required for all enrolling students who requested that their scores be considered for admission. 

International Students: Non-native English speakers are required to submit results from Duolingo, TOEFL, or IELTS. This requirement will be waived if a student has scored above a 33 on the SAT Reading Test, 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 scores are submitted to Vanderbilt, they may be considered during the application review process.

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 1871
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Regular Decision" as your admission application type.

The Non-Custodial Parent Profile is not required. 

(Optional) Blair School of Music Application

Students interested in the Blair School of Music must submit a separate application, including pre-screening materials, no later than November 1. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the pre-screening and audition materials & admissions process on the Blair School of Music’s website as early as possible. Applicants who pass pre-screening will be notified in early November and given next steps for audition.

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003535

Submit as soon as available

The FAFSA will not be available until at least December 2023. Please complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available and submit it directly to Vanderbilt.

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Vanderbilt through Early Decision II. Applicants interested in Early Decision II must request their decision plan change through the Vanderbilt application portal by January 1 .

Finalists who did not rank any colleges may forward their application to Vanderbilt through QuestBridge Regular Decision. Once Vanderbilt receives your QuestBridge application, applicants may request their decision plan change to Early Decision II through the Vanderbilt application portal by January 1.

Finalists who are not participating in the National College Match process may submit the Common Application or apply Coalition on Scoir, by November 1 to be considered for Early Decision I.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Vanderbilt for the Match but did not match to a binding college will be automatically rolled over to Regular Decision. 

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

Finalists who did not rank Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt School of Choice Form

If a student submits the QuestBridge Application or apply Coalition on Scoir, the student will receive emailed instructions on how to create a Vanderbilt applicant portal account within 48 hours. 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 Transcript(s)

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 1871
ACT code: 4036

Vanderbilt offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about Vanderbilt’s test-optional policy. For students who choose to submit test scores, Vanderbilt accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official score reports will be required for all enrolling students who requested that their scores be considered for admission. 

(Optional) Blair School of Music Application

Students interested in the Blair School of Music must submit a separate application, including pre-screening materials, no later than January 1. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the pre-screening and audition materials & admissions process on the Blair School of Music’s website as early as possible. Applicants who pass pre-screening will be notified about next steps for audition.

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

Finalists who did not rank Vanderbilt

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003535

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 1871
Available: Oct. 1

If not previously submitted

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Submit via the Vanderbilt applicant portal account

Contact Information 

Vanderbilt Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Students are encouraged to reach out to their admissions counselor: Find yours here.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (615) 322-2561


Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for submitting admission and financial aid materials):

Email, fax, or mail official transcripts to
Email: [email protected] (preferred)
Fax: (615) 343-7765
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Financial Aid Questions:
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (615) 322-3591