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Academic Resources

A world-class education

Vanderbilt University is a globally renowned center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. The Vanderbilt community is committed to the highest academic standards, a spirit of intellectual freedom, and a pursuit of excellence in all endeavors.

Talk with your Commodore

  • Spending two hours studying for every hour spent in class
  • How general-education courses can help uncover career options
  • Remote learning needs (if applicable): technology, workspace, etc.

Advising to fit their needs

Each school or college offers academic advising either through assigned faculty advisers or deans. Undergraduate academic adviser assignments are posted in your student’s YES portal. 

Additional advising resources are offered through academic advising offices or career centers.

Blair Academic Advising

College of Arts and Science Advising

College of Arts and Science Pre-major Academic Advising Resources Office (CASPAR)

Engineering Academic Advising

Peabody Academic Advising

Extra help is here

One-on-one help is invaluable as students transition to the full demands of college-level coursework. Encourage your student to seek out tutoring at the beginning of the quarter, so they can stay on track and develop strong study skills.

Vanderbilt Tutoring Services

At Vanderbilt Tutoring Services, your student has the opportunity to meet individually or in a group setting with a talented staff of tutors who will help them enhance their academic performance through the power of collaborative learning. Services are free of charge and open to all currently enrolled Vanderbilt students. All programming is currently being held in-person or online via videoconference.

Writing Studio

At the Writing Studio, your student has the opportunity to meet individually with trained consultants to talk about any writing project or concern. Their services are free and confidential for any member of Vanderbilt’s scholarly community.

Student Care Center Academic Coaching

Through academic coaching, students can polish their study skills and learn to manage their time to apply those skills effectively. While academic coaching is helpful to students who are experiencing academic difficulties, it is also beneficial to anyone who wishes to enhance their academic effectiveness

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Choosing a major

Vanderbilt is among a unique set of independent universities that offers both a high-quality undergraduate program and a full range of top-ranked graduate and professional degree programs. Its world-class faculty consists of more than 2,400 full-time members, and the diverse student body is more than 12,000 strong across 10 schools and colleges.


Study Abroad

Vanderbilt University is committed to ensuring that study abroad is accessible and affordable for all students. Courses abroad can count toward your major or minor, and your financial aid package will follow you abroad.


Careers and internships

The primary goal of the Career Center is to help students gain clarity about their future. They want to play a significant role in your student’s Vanderbilt experience. The exceptional staff offers a full range of services to help you students with whatever plans they have– be it a career, an internship, graduate study, a fellowship, a gap year, or an entrepreneurial endeavor –they are here for you.


University Libraries

Connecting students to the resources they need is a key mission of the Vanderbilt Libraries. When your student needs to do research for a class, the Libraries will have the best scholarly and credible sources for them to use. The Libraries provide safe spaces for students to study alone or with a group and help is always available in person and online.


Immersion Vanderbilt

Immersion Vanderbilt provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to pursue their passions and cultivate intellectual interests through experiential learning. This intensive learning experience takes place in and beyond the classroom and culminates in the completion of a final project.



Campus contacts

Office of Student Care Coordination

Rand Hall, Suite 305

(615) 343-9355

Global Education Office

Student Life Center



Student Access

Sarratt Student Center, Suite 216


Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity

Sarratt Student Center, Suite 301