Reapplication, Deferrals & Non-Degree 

Below are application instructions for reapplying, deferred admissions and non-degree students. For questions about the graduate admissions web-based system, please contact

Graduate School Reapplication, Deferred Admissions, Non-Degree
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Instructions to Reapply

The Graduate School requires applicants to submit separate transcripts and letters of recommendation for every application, including reapplication. To access your record, you will need to enter your email address and application account password. If you have forgotten your password, you will have the option to reset it.

The Graduate School has transitioned to a new online application system, as of August 1, 2013. If you applied to the Graduate School prior to August 2013 and wish to reapply now, you will not be able to use your old application account to start a new application. The Graduate School can only accept applications through the new system.

Deferred Admissions

In some cases, with written approval from the program to which you were admitted, admission may be deferred to a later semester, but no later than one year after the semester for which the offer of admission is made. Students who do not accept offers of admission must submit a new application and supporting documents including letters of recommendation and transcripts if they wish to be considered for admission at a later date. Previously submitted test scores will automatically transfer to the new application.


If you are a non-degree student and have approval of the Graduate School, you may register for selected courses for which you are qualified. You will need to file an online application with the Graduate School, including copies of unofficial transcripts along with written approval of the course instructor. No more than 6 semester hours earned as a non-degree student may be applied to graduate degrees at Vanderbilt.