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2013 Entering Class Important Dates and Deadlines

June 1, 2013

VUnetID Activation

Invitations will start being sent out to activate your VUnetID.

Student Health Insurance

You are required to have health insurance and should ensure that you are covered at all times. Unfortunately, the University plan coverage dates do not coincide with the Medical School start dates. The University plan is in effect from August 12, 2013 to August 11, 2014.
If you need coverage prior to August 12, please complete the Early Medical Student Enrollment Application
If you have other coverage, you may waive the student insurance plan by completing the Student Health Insurance Waiver between June 1, 2013 and August 1, 2013.

Health Forms Due

Deadline for completing the immunization requirements and returning your Health Questionnaire and Immunization History.  Learn more Immunization Requirements

June 15, 2013

Orientation Information Form Due

To make final preparations for Orientation 2013, please fill out the form below. This includes your order for your white coat and scrubs. Please contact the Office of Student Events with questions at (615) 322-5007. Use the link below to submit your information no later than Friday, June 15.  

Orientation 2013 Form

July 1, 2013

Transcripts Required for Matriculation

It is imperative that Vanderbilt has a complete record of your undergraduate and/or graduate preparation prior to your matriculation to medical school.  Forward an official final transcript with degree awarded with date of graduation by July 1, 2013. Send transcript to: Office of Medical School Admissions, 215 Light Hall, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-0685.Transcripts sent to AMCAS during the application process do not fulfill this requirement. MSTP students will submit an additional transcript to the MSTP office.

If your undergraduate institution is unable to comply with our July 1, 2013 deadline, then obtain a letter from the registrar indicating that you have completed all requirements and will receive a final transcript when they are available at your university.

Change of Address

Any changes in your mailing address and telephone number should immediately be provided to AMCAS and the Office of Admissions, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. This is particularly important during the summer months prior to registration and enrollment.

July 16, 2013

Move into Nashville apt/house

The best case scenario is to be moved in to your Nashville house or apartment by July 16.

Registrar Check In

The Registrar requires that you manage your local address and telephone number through the online YES (Your Enrollment Services) system. (Basic information about YES can be found at

As soon as you have a local address, please enter it online. Local addresses must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, July 17, 11:59PM. Any delay in entering your local address can cause a delay in your financial aid disbursement. Emergency Contact Information is also requested.

July 17, 2013

MAG (Meet and Greet)

 Meet your classmates, other medical students and School of Medicine faculty - attendance required

Local Address

Deadline to enter local address and phone number through YES

July 17-19, 2013

Required Orientation Program

Orientation locations and agenda will be announced

July 19, 2013


Financial Aid Refund Checks

Checks will be mailed to local addresses

July 20-21, 2013

MOO (Medical Outdoor Orientation)

During the week prior to the start of school, the second year class sponsors MOO trips (Medical Outdoor Orientation) for incoming first year students. Students may choose to go camping, rafting or spelunking as they informally meet the people who will become their lifelong friends.

July 22, 2013

First day of class

Classes begin - attendance required

July 26, 2013

White Coat Ceremony 

Family and friends gather for the traditional donning of the signature white coats that mark the official entrance into medical school. There will be a livestream available on our homepage.

August 1, 2013


E-Bills will be emailed to Vanderbilt email addresses. See Student Accounts for additional information.

Deadline for Student Health Insurance

Deadline for completing the Student Health Insurance Waiver. Must be waived annually.

Student Account Agreement

To release student account information, defer payment, and receive other services, complete the Student Account Agreement information found on YES

August 14, 2013

Due date for Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are reviewed annually by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust and ordinarily established in the spring for the subsequent year. A student is required to pay one-half of the annual tuition and fees by August 14, 2013. Payment made later than August 14 will incur a university late payment charge of 1.5% per month on the past due tuition and fees. Visit for additional information which includes a prepaid monthly payment option.

Estimated Tuition and Fees 2013-14
Tuition $44,030
Student Health Insurance Fee $2,239
Professional Liability Insurance Fee $410
Activity And Recreation Fee $487
Long-Term Disability Insurance Fee $52
Student Health Service Fee $65
Verification Fee $150  
Transcript Fee $30

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