Vanderbilt University

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Vanderbilt

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.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Vanderbilt Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Vanderbilt on October 19, and Vanderbilt may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Vanderbilt will then email you instructions to log in and activate your Vanderbilt applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt School of Choice Form

Within 48 hours of receiving your QuestBridge application, you will receive instructions on how to create an account in the MyAppVU portal. 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.

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(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 would like to submit test scores, Vanderbilt accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Vanderbilt and request 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.

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2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003535
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

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2022-2023 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. 

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 admissions@vanderbilt.edu by January 1, 2022 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 may forward their application to Vanderbilt through QuestBridge Regular Decision. Once they receive your QuestBridge application, applicants may request their decision plan change to Early Decision II through the MyAppVU application portal by January 1. Finalists who are not participating in the National College Match process may submit the Common Application or Coalition Application 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. 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Vanderbilt on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Vanderbilt (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your Vanderbilt Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Vanderbilt on December 15 and Vanderbilt may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Vanderbilt applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Vanderbilt. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required admission and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Vanderbilt as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission 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

Vanderbilt School of Choice Form  

If a student submits the QuestBridge Application or the Coalition Application, the student will receive emailed instructions on how to create a MyAppVU 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 
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 would like to submit test scores, Vanderbilt accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Vanderbilt and request that their scores be considered for admission. 

 

 

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 would like to submit test scores, Vanderbilt accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Vanderbilt and request that their scores be considered for admission. 

Blair School of Music Application

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

 

 

Regular Decision Requirements: 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

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003535
Available Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 1871
Available: Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Vanderbilt Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

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

Email: admissions@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (800) 288-0432


Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

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

Fax, email, or mail official transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Fax: (615) 343-7765
Email: admissions@vanderbilt.edu (preferred)

Financial Aid Questions:
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
Email: finaid@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (800) 288-0204