College Information Sessions & Open Houses
On-Campus Information Session and Tour: This one-hour presentation and approximately 90-minute campus tour provides high-school-aged students and their families with insights into the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, academic programs, and student life, as well as with the opportunity to see and experience Vanderbilt first hand.
PreVU: Offered twelve times throughout the summer, this half-day program provides rising seniors with a program tailored to their stage in the process. We highlight specific Vanderbilt programs while also providing families with questions and thoughts to consider with all institutions as they reach the height of their search and application process.
Black & Gold Days: Designed for high school sophomores and juniors, Black & Gold Days serve as an introduction to the college search and application process using Vanderbilt as the example. This half-day program gives students substantial information about the process while encouraging discussion with their families.
Road Shows: Vanderbilt takes to the road in late July and early August, visiting cities across the country. Road Show presentations are Vanderbilt-only events similar to our on-campus information session, but offered in sixty-five cities over two weeks. Admissions officers host the session and are available for questions about Vanderbilt or our application process.
Coast to Coast College Tour: A travel consortium with Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Princeton, Dartmouth, and UC-Berkeley, Coast to Coast programs are offered in the spring and fall in cities across the United States. Presentations include information on each institution, a look at the holistic admissions process, and tips for parents and students alike.
Educational Travel Consultants
In the United States, many of the oldest colleges and universities are in the East and the South. Yet the Midwest region of the U.S. must not be overlooked - because there are so many high quality colleges located in this region. College bound students need to start visiting colleges in junior and senior years in order to expose themselves to campus life, and learn more about the region where they might like to go to school.
Educational Travel Consultants has designed college tours of the Midwest for high school students who want to explore schools in this region. Though the schools suggested for this tour are not comprehensive, many of these are well-known names and have superior academics. For students taking this college tour, there will be opportunities to participate in campus and community activities, so they gain a firsthand familiarity with the colleges visited.