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Dates and Deadlines

Exams

Applicants should take exams (GRE, GRE Subject,TOEFL, IELTS) no later than November in order to have scores for Fall admissions deadlines.

Applications

Application deadlines vary by program. Many programs have a January 15 deadline for Fall applications, and some exceptions appear in the list below. Please  contact your program of interest to confirm specific application deadlines. If a deadline date falls on a weekend, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Spring admissions application deadline for program in Computer Science

 

10/15/2016

Spring admissions application deadline for remaining programs (Note: Most departments do not admit students for the spring semester.)

 

11/1/2016

Fall admissions application deadline for programs in Community Research and Action; Leadership and Policy Studies; Special Education; Teaching, Learning, and Diversity; and Psychological Sciences

 

12/1/2016

Fall admissions application deadline for programs Biomedical Engineering, Religion, English, Creative Writing, History, and Neuroscience

 

12/15/2016

Fall admissions application deadline for program in Biostatistics

 

12/31/2016

Fall admissions application deadline for program in Math and Physics

 

1/1/2017

Fall admissions application deadline for program in Economics

 

1/15/2017

Fall admissions application deadline for interdisciplinary program in Law and Economics

 

2/1/2017

Decisions 

Admissions decisions

 

3/31/2017

Response to admission offers

 

4/15/2017

Official Transcripts and Exam Scores

Unofficial transcripts and test scores are acceptable for initial consideration, in most programs. For admitted students, Vanderbilt must receive official GRE (and if applicable, TOEFL or IELTS) scores and official transcripts before students register for classes.