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Welcome to Peabody College!

Congratulations on your admission to Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community. Whether you’ve been recently admitted, or you’ve submitted your deposit and are making plans to join us on campus soon, we’ve crafted this page to cover as much information as possible to make your transition a smooth one. 

For program specific information, please select your program from the drop-down list below.

Congratulations on your admission to Vanderbilt Peabody College! We look forward to welcoming you to Peabody and Nashville in the very near future. For now, we invite you to download digital swag to celebrate your admission. Then, you’ll want to visit your program's admitted student webpage from the dropdown menu at the bottom of this webpage for more information on your program and a link to this year’s admitted student webinar.

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When you’re ready to make your decision, you’ll need to respond to your offer of admission. While we certainly are excited for you to join us at Peabody, we know the decision of where to continue your education is a challenging one. Whether you decide to enroll at Peabody or not, please let us know by submitting your response to your offer of admission by the deadline listed on your letter of admission.

If Peabody is the place for you, then you’ll also be guided to a link to submit your $250 enrollment deposit. This is non-refundable and is applied toward your student account.



You’re officially a Commodore! Congratulations - now that you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit, we encourage you to consult our enrollment checklist on all the next steps to complete to prepare to join the Peabody community. The enrollment checklist and this webpage will be your best resources to guide you in your transition to Peabody. 

All entering graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt University must submit final, official transcripts for prior degrees earned in order to register for classes for their first semester. For students enrolled in Peabody’s M.Ed. Program in Human Development Studies-Dietitian/Nutritionist Specialization, official transcripts of prior degrees, a final transcript upon Vanderbilt degree completion, and other relevant academic data are shared with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Programs in Allied Health for credentialing and accreditation purposes.

You’ll also want to keep a close eye on your email. Now that you’re enrolled, you’ll start to receive emails from - make sure to read each one carefully, and always let us know if you have questions! You can also email this address for any questions or concerns during your transition to Peabody.

We’ll also begin to email your email account. Be sure to check it regularly. Remember - this is an Office 365 account not a VU Student Gmail account. This can get confusing. Follow this link to login to your VU email. 

Course Registration

Course registration information will come directly from your Program Director. For programs that begin in the fall semester, you should receive this in June. Summer start programs should hear from their Program Directors in April or May regarding course registration. If you have questions, you should contact your Program Director first, then reach out to


Welcome to Peabody College! We’re so excited that you’ll be joining our vibrant community of international students.

We know the transition to Nashville and Peabody can be particularly challenging for international students, and we will be by your side along the journey. Once you have enrolled, you will be added to the Peabody Graduate and Professional International Student group, where you will be guided step by step by the Peabody International Student and Affairs (PISA) office and your International peers at Peabody (iMAP mentors). 

International Student Greeting Meeting: Thursday, May 18, 8 – 9 a.m. (US – Central Time Zone)

We highly encourage you to attend this virtual session to meet with the PISA office staff and iMAP mentors with a computer and a stable internet connection. We will help you navigate the International Group on BrightSpace that is set up as a “one-stop shop” for your transition to Peabody and Nashville. 
Register here ➝

As a reminder, all students who’ve completed their degree at an international institution are required to submit a transcript evaluation prior to enrolling in courses. There are several approved agencies that you can use to complete this process. A new partnership between Vanderbilt University and International Education Evaluation (IEE) provides a discounted way to complete this task. You can find more information from the University Registrar at this link.

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to Yu (Wendy) Wu, Assistant Director of Peabody International Students and Affairs by email at

We know the cost of an advanced degree is a big factor in making your decision to continue your education. We’ve provided links and information below that you may find helpful as you consider how to finance your Peabody degree. 

Scholarships and Merit Aid 

If you were awarded a merit scholarship at the time of admission, this information will be included in your letter of admission. In some cases, you may receive additional information about grant or research funding from your academic department after admission. If this is the case, it will be indicated in your letter of admission and you can direct questions to your academic department’s Admissions Coordinator.

In addition, there are a variety of assistantships available to Peabody students. We provide more information on these in the Employment Opportunities section of this webpage. Please note that none of our professional programs guarantee an assistantship, but many Peabody students secure positions across Peabody and Vanderbilt University.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

External Scholarships

You may be looking for additional external ways to finance your Peabody degree. We encourage you to use as a starting place to find available scholarships. 

Federal Financial Aid 

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. International students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents can apply for a private educational loan only with the assistance of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as co-signer.

Our Financial Aid staff work diligently to get your financial aid award to you as soon as possible after your admission letter has been released. If you have already submitted your FAFSA, you should keep an eye on your email for notification of your financial aid award and how to access it. If you have not yet submitted the FAFSA, please consult the information below. 


If you are a US Citizen or permanent resident and have not yet completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you should do so as soon as possible. Even if you’re not sure if you will qualify for any aid, we encourage you to submit the form to find out.

You can submit your FAFSA using Vanderbilt’s FAFSA code is 003535.

Students admitted for a Summer 2023 program should complete a FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year and the 2023-2024 academic year. Fall 2023 admits should complete a FAFSA for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Types of Federal Aid

Federal financial aid includes federal student loans and federal work-study. 

Additional Financial Aid Opportunities

Tuition and Fees

You can view the current academic year’s tuition and fees costs on our website. An estimation of your tuition and fees for the 2023-24 academic year will be included in your financial aid award. 


Samantha Rogers, Director of Peabody Financial Aid

There are a number of ways to secure employment during your time at Peabody. We recommend focusing on roles with Peabody, Vanderbilt, or those that your Program Director or Admissions Coordinator may send to you, as those employers prioritize students and are likely to be most flexible with your course schedule and academic commitments.

There are a number of different positions available to students, with a variety of payment styles. Some may include partial tuition benefit, hourly wages, or a stipend, or some combination of the three. Roles may include Graduate Assistantships, Graduate Student Worker positions, Teaching Assistantships, or Research Assistantships. While many Peabody students work during their time on campus, we do not guarantee a student position.

It's also important to know that with budget approval timelines, sometimes positions open and are posted in the late spring and summer months. We encourage you to bookmark and regularly check the Peabody Job Board for the most up-to-date listings. Enrolled students will also receive access to HireADore in July, to view available positions across Vanderbilt’s campus, some of which may preference students who have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid award. We’ve included valuable links about employment below.

Graduate Assistantships
Peabody Job Board

Please note: The College does not want students to be overly burdened with on-campus work hours, which could negatively affect their wellness, as they are to be primarily focused on their studies. Therefore, professional students employed on any non-sponsored funding source (any net asset class besides 15 (grants and contracts)) at the College should work no more than 20 hours per week if they are enrolled in nine credit hours or more in the fall or spring semesters or six or more credit hours in the summer.

Although the University does permit students to work up to 29.5 hours per week, professional students may not be employed for more than 20 hours per week if any non-sponsored funding sources (any net asset class besides 15 [grants and contracts]) are used. Requests for exceptions must be approved by the Program Director and the Dean.

We know that securing housing can be a both challenging and confusing part of your transition to Peabody. Here we’ve listed a number of resources available to support your move to Music City!

Vanderbilt University Resources

The Vanderbilt University Off-Campus Housing Service helps Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff locate off-campus housing opportunities. Houses and apartments advertised here are listed by landlords interested in renting specifically to members of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt students looking for roommates may also post ads here. Additionally, VU Classifieds lists apartments for rent, real estate for sale, household items for sale and more!

The Broadview at Vanderbilt

The Broadview at Vanderbilt will be available to graduate and professional students beginning the fall of 2023. Located just steps from the Vanderbilt University campus in the heart of midtown Nashville, The Broadview at Vanderbilt invites graduate and professional students into a community of collaboration and elevated living space. The Broadview at Vanderbilt offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with features such as a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, upgraded appliances, hardwood-inspired floors, and washer/dryer. The Broadview at Vanderbilt also has the best in on-site amenities, from a 24-hour fitness and wellness center, an on-site coffee shop and grocery store, multiple collaboration and study spaces, to an outdoor BBQ area and media room.

View The Broadview at Vanderbilt information booklet.

Welcome Wednesday Webinars

Throughout the summer, we’re offering a number of webinars, always on Wednesdays, specifically designed to help prepare you for the transition to Peabody. We invite you to register for 1, 3, or all of the webinars. Descriptions, dates, and registration links are available below. All webinars will take place on zoom in Central Standard Time. Each webinar will be recorded and linked here following the event for your review.

Welcome and What’s Next! Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. CST

Join Peabody staff from Grad Admissions, Academic Services, International Students and Affairs and Student Engagement and Well-Being for an overview of your transition to Peabody, the enrollment checklist, and everything you need to tackle or begin to think about to prepare for your transition to Peabody. 
Register here ➝

Housing: Wednesday, May 31 at 12 p.m. CST

We know the housing market in Nashville and surrounding areas is challenging to navigate, and finding housing, especially while living in another city, state, or country can be confusing. Join Peabody staff and current students for tips and tricks, information, and best practices around finding housing in Nashville. There will also be time for Q&A at the end of the session.
Register here ➝

Housing: Wednesday, June 14 at 4 p.m. CST

We know the housing market in Nashville and surrounding areas is wild right now, and finding housing, especially while living in another city, state, or country can be exceptionally challenging and confusing. Join Peabody staff and current students for tips and tricks, information, and best practices around finding housing in Nashville. There will also be time for Q&A at the end of the session.
Register here ➝

Finding Employment: Wednesday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. CST

Finding employment that complements your studies and provides income for living expenses is for many students a key factor to a successful graduate school experience. Join Peabody staff as they provide information, suggestions, and answer your questions around finding employment during your time at Peabody.
Register here ➝

Budgets, Banking, and All Things Finances: Wednesday, July 12 at 12 p.m. CST

Join Peabody staff for an informational webinar around managing your finances in graduate school. Topics include budgeting, resources for student savings, banking, student loans, and more. There will also be time to ask your questions at the end of the webinar.
Register here ➝

Current Student Q&A: Wednesday, July 26 at 4 p.m. CST

Connect with current Peabody Master's students and get all of your questions about life in Nashville, grad school, Vanderbilt, Peabody, and more answered at this Q&A webinar!
Register here ➝

Exploring Nashville: Wednesday, August 9 at 12 p.m. CST

Whether you've just arrived or are relocating to Nashville soon, join this webinar to hear from current students and staff about their favorite spots you should check out in Nashville. We'll discuss everything from outdoor activities to coffee shops, study spots to where to catch live music. We hope you'll leave with a personal Nashville bucket list for your time in Music City.
Register here ➝


For summer-start programs, you’ll receive some orientation activities in your first week or so on campus. These events will be scheduled by program, and you will not need to register. You are also invited and encouraged to attend our orientation programming that takes place before the start of the fall semester.

Fall semester orientation typically occurs the Monday and/or Tuesday before classes begin. This year, you should hold Monday August 21 and 22 for potential orientation activities. You’ll receive more information by email, and we’ll update this page when details are available in July. 

Welcome Week Activities

In the first weeks of the fall semester, offices and departments across Peabody host events to welcome and orient you to Peabody. We’ll share more information about those events here as details become available.