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Reinstatement

Returning to Vanderbilt

Undergraduate students seeking to return to the university after an extended absence, or those who were dismissed from the university for academic reasons, may apply for reinstatement. Students should submit the Application for Reinstatement and all related materials to the Reinstatement Coordinator in the Office of the University Registrar.

via postal mail:

Reinstatement Coordinator
Office of the University Registrar
PMB 407701
Nashville, TN 37240-7701
via email: university.registrar@vanderbilt.edu
via fax: (615) 343-7709

Deadlines

All materials must be submitted to the reinstatement coordinator by the following dates:

Blair School of Music

  • Fall: May1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Peabody College

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 1

College of Arts and Science

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 1

School of Engineering

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: May 1
Once all materials are received, your application will be forwarded for review to the Dean's Office of the school to which you are applying for reinstatement. The Office of the University Registrar will notify you of the school's decision via email.

Before Submitting an Application

If you were suspended or dismissed from the university for academic reasons, please read the original dismissal letter for specific details on when you are permitted to apply for reinstatement and what is required in order for you to return. If you were suspended from the university for disciplinary reasons, please read the original suspension letter for any special requirements for reinstatement imposed by the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity. If you have any questions about your eligibility to return to Vanderbilt, please contact the Dean's Office of the school to which you are applying for reinstatement.

Blair School of Music

Dean Melissa Rose
(615) 322-7693
melissa.rose@vanderbilt.edu

Peabody College

Dean Craig Smith
(615) 567-3472
craig.a.smith@vanderbilt.edu

College of Arts and Science

Dean Roger Moore
(615) 322-2844
roger.e.moore@vanderbilt.edu

School of Engineering

Dean Art Overholser
(615) 343-3773
k.a.overholser@vanderbilt.edu

Instructions for Completing the Application

  1. Download the application for reinstatement and save.
  2. Complete the application, including personal statement and signature.
  3. Request two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the reinstatement coordinator. These letters, one of which must be from your employer, if applicable, should speak to your readiness to return to Vanderbilt and successfully complete your program of studies (e.g., by discussing your maturity, work ethic, sense of responsibility, etc.).
  4. If applicable, request an official transcript from each school that you attended during your absence from Vanderbilt. Transcripts should be submitted directly to the reinstatement coordinator.
  5. Submit application and all related materials to the reinstatement coordinator