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Through academic coaching offered by the Center for Student Wellbeing, students can polish study skills and learn to manage their time in order 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.
The Blair School of Music serves as the focal point within Vanderbilt University for the study of music as a human endeavor and as a performing art. Music offers to all persons a medium for the expression of the human spirit. Accordingly, the Blair School of Music addresses music through a broad array of academic, pedagogical, and performing activities. Key resources in the Blair School of Music include the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, the Blair Student Handbook, and the Office of Academic Services.
Situated at the corner of West End and 25th Avenue, the Vanderbilt bookstore sells course textbooks, office supplies, and Vanderbilt paraphernalia, and other items at a convenient on-campus location.
Brightspace is Vanderbilt’s primary course management system, providing a core set of digital tools designed to support teaching and learning across campus.
Vanderbilt offers 69 majors within four undergraduate schools and colleges. Students who wish to move to another undergraduate school at Vanderbilt can do so after they have completed two semesters and as long as they are in good academic standing.
The College of Arts and Science offers more than 60 majors and minors across a range of subjects. No matter the program, all our students learn to think creatively, analyze critically, and communicate clearly—skills that prepare them to succeed in any career throughout their lives. Key A&S resources include the Dean’s Office, the Office of Academic Services, and the College of Arts and Science Pre-Major Academic Resource Center.
There are several computer labs across campus. Some of these labs are publicly accessible and are open to every student. Other labs, including those operated by the Schools of Law and Nursing, are open only to the students of those schools.
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are fundamental to the university’s goal of advancing scholarship and learning. We collect, preserve and make accessible a wide variety of resources, we partner with faculty and students to shape research, and we encourage the development of informed scholars and engaged citizens.
The mission of the Peabody College is to enhance the human condition, with a particular focus on children’s learning and development. We do this as we always have, through the preparation of teachers and leaders; through cycles of research, implementation, and refinement; through service to families, schools, and communities; and through external engagement with professionals, leaders, and policy-makers. Key Resources in Peabody College include the Dean’s Office, the Office of Academic Services, and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
The resources provided on the pre-law webpage can be a prudent starting point for thoughtful law school preparation. However, these are only guideposts and suggestions, *not* a required curriculum. It is also strongly recommended that you make an appointment via calendly with Vanderbilt’s pre-law adviser, Professor Carrie Russell, JD, PhD, for individually tailored assistance.
The mission of the School of Engineering is to produce intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators by recruiting the best students and providing them a top-notch education; deliver scholarship of the highest caliber, published in the most visible venues, addressing important societal problems, and be a leader in entrepreneurship and innovation, in Tennessee, the U.S., and globally. Key resources in the School of Engineering include the Dean’s Office and the Office of Academic Services.
Student Access (SA) reviews and manages requests from students regarding academic accommodations. All students who request reasonable accommodations due to a medical, psychological, or disability impairment must submit full and current documentation to SA.
At Vanderbilt Tutoring Services, you have the opportunity to meet individually with a talented staff of tutors who will help you enhance your academic performance through the power of collaborative learning.
Academic advising is managed differently in each of the four undergraduate schools. Visit your school’s website, linked below, for more information.
Undergraduate research comes in many forms at Vanderbilt. It is integrated into many of our academic courses and is featured as the capstone experience in a number of majors at the university. At Vanderbilt, creative activities also fall under the purview of what is considered research, so writing a screenplay, hosting a gallery exhibition, or composing an original piece of music are all considered research endeavors.
The Office of the University Registrar supports the mission of Vanderbilt University by serving the needs of Vanderbilt’s colleges and schools, the faculty, current and former students, staff, and the general public in accordance with Vanderbilt’s academic policies and procedures. Processes managed by the Office of the University Registrar include but are not limited to course registration, transfer credit course review, intra-university transfers (change of school), and transcript requests.
The Honor System is only one of the elements provided to Vanderbilt students to aid in the development of creative thinking, intellectual maturity, personal accountability, and respect for honesty, integrity, and truth. The goal of the Honor System is to have all students leave Vanderbilt not only as graduates, but also as citizens of integrity.
At the Writing Studio, you have the opportunity to meet individually with trained consultants to talk about any writing project or concern. Our services are free for any member of Vanderbilt’s scholarly community.
Your Enrollment Services (YES) is the primary academic records and registration portal for Vanderbilt University students, including access to your student billing.