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Dates and Deadlines


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


Application deadlines vary by program, so please directly contact your program of interest to confirm a specific application deadline date. The Fall application deadline for many Graduate School programs is January 15, but some programs have earlier or different deadlines. If a deadline date falls on a weekend, the deadline becomes the next business day.

You can find a list of Graduate School program contacts here.


Admissions decisions


March 31, generally*

Response to admission offers


April 15

* Most programs release initial Fall admission offers by March 31. The timing of admission offers varies by program, and programs may continue to extend offers after that date.

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.