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Academic Resources


Class registration

YES (Your Enrollment Services) is the online student access to services including the student registration system. Students can register for classes, make any needed schedule changes (drop/add), view their grades and academic records, update addresses, request official transcripts, and check their degree audit reports.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects your college student’s privacy and grants him/her exclusive rights to view and share personal education records such as grades, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact information, and class schedules. Under the law, colleges and universities may not disclose education records to anyone other than the student without the student’s consent.

Students Grades

Viewing grades: Federal law makes the distribution of a matriculated student’s records to anyone other than the recipient illegal. Vanderbilt fully complies with this federal law known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also referred to as the Buckley Amendment or FERPA), which protects students’ records.

Students may view their grades online by logging into the YES system. Vanderbilt does not grant electronic access for parents to view students’ grades via the YES system at this time.

Student Services

Encourage your student to meet with his or her professor at the first sign of trouble. Students should take initiative early and not wait until the last minute to seek assistance; if students wait until the end of the semester, many services may already be booked up. Below are some campus resources to enhance a student’s academic performance.

Tutoring Services

1801 Edgehill Avenue, Suite 112

(615) 343-2225 or

The Writing Studio

1801 Edgehill Avenue, Suite 112 (Satellite Location: Commons Center 217)

 (615) 343-2225,

Center for Student Wellbeing (CSW)

1211 Stevenson Center Lane

(615) 322-0480,

Vanderbilt Libraries

The 21st-century academic library is more than just a building filled with books. It is a gateway to millions of electronic books and scholarly journals, to librarians and archivists with research and technology expertise, and to repositories of archives, manuscripts, artwork and rare books that inspire discovery and insight.  Library spaces across campus offer quiet individual study spaces, technology-enhanced group study, and instructional rooms, as well as learning commons, exhibition galleries, and cafes.

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 creation of a final project. First-year students can explore Immersion Vanderbilt and consider it in the context of the other decisions they will make in their sophomore year, such as declaring their major and pursuing leadership opportunities in campus organizations. All students must submit a plan proposal by April 1 of their sophomore year and will complete their final project no later than their last semester on campus. Students may certainly finish projects before then, too.

Immersion projects can be done within a student’s major or completely outside of their regular course of study. When students are ready to plan their Immersion proposals, they should seek advice from the Office of Immersion Resources and identify an Immersion faculty adviser. When students are doing their Immersion experiences, they can communicate their progress to their adviser directly into the Immersion portal. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Immersion Resources anytime with questions.