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PTY Summer Academy Catalog (2013)Final

PTY Summer Academy Catalog (2013)Final

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2013 Catalog
Vt Pms  Tt Yth w k t thk th wvs  pms  th Vt mmty  th sppt.
Richard McCarty, Provost and Vice Chancelloror Academic Aairs
 Je Balser, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Chancellor orHealth Aairs and Dean o the School o Medicine
Camilla Benbow, Dean o Peabody Collegeo Education and Human Development
Douglas Christiansen, Vice Chancellor orEnrollment Management and Dean o Admissions
 John Gaines, Director o Undergraduate Admissions
Carolyn Dever, Dean o the College o Arts and Science
Philippe Fauchet, Dean o the School o Engineering
Chris Guthrie, Dean o the Law School
Mark Wait, Dean o Blair School o Music
Frank Wcislo, Dean o The Ingram Commons
Louise Hanson, M.D., Director o theStudent Health Center
Susan Kay, Associate Dean or Clinical Aairs, Vanderbilt Law School
 Bonnie Miller, Senior Associate Dean or HealthSciences Education
 Vanderbilt Center or Latin American Studies
 Vanderbilt Institute o NanoscaleScience and Engineering (VINSE)
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QualiYing ScoreS*
Please note that scores are based upon the grade in whichthe student took the test.
Sat aCt
7th g 500M  cr 20M  r8th g 550M  cr 22M  r9th g 590M  cr 25M  r10th g 630M  cr 27M  r11th g 670M  cr 29M  r
I you have taken the PSAT, add a zero to get yourSAT score.Once a student has qualifed, he or she does not haveto submit urther test results or ollowing years.
No SAT/ACT scores? Students may be eligible toapply through our portolio admissions options.To apply via portolio, students should completethe VSA application and essays and submit the ollowing items in lieu o SAT/ACT scores:
• A grade-level assessment indicating 90th percentile
or higher in either a verbal or non-verbal section.
 Acceptable assessments include but are not limitedto: ERB, CogAT, Terra Nova, ITBS, Stanord
 Achievement Test, OLSAT, Woodcock-Johnson,WISC, Stanford-Binet, MAT.
• Two teacher recommendations.
• School transcript or most recent report card
 (transcript preerred).
• Sample of recent course work relating to the VSA
 course the student wishes to take.See
 or more details and to download teacherrecommendation orms.
a ne fr prens
Out-o-level testing, such as the SAT or ACTwhen given to younger students, oers the bestgauge o how appropriate the course work maybe or an individual.In our experience, gited students rise tothe challenge o taking these tests, so longas undue pressure is not placed upon them.Students may take the SAT or ACT assessmentsat any time and at any grade level. They canalso retake the tests and submit new results.We accept scores that were achieved throughthe Duke Talent Identication Program,
but you are not required to gothrough TIP to apply to Vanderbilt SummerAcademy. Please note that any scoressubmitted to us are or our placement purposesonly, and do not go to VU admissions. You can register directly or either theSAT or the ACT through their websites:
 Vanderbilt PTY code: SAT 3697
 Vanderbilt PTY code: ACT 5165
inancial aid
 Vanderbilt Programs or Talented Youth isdedicated to making its programs available toqualied students regardless o ability to pay. You will nd an application or nancial aid onpage 33. Please note that nancial assistanceunds are limited, and awards are based upondemonstrated nancial need. VSA does notaward ull unding.
 All fnancial aid awardsare partial.
aPPlY online
New or 2013, VSA now oersonline applications. Visit
to accessthe online application.
conTacT uS
Phone: (615) 322-8261Email:
daTeS and TuiTion
Vanderbilt Summer Academy
2013 offers three sessions,
designed or dierent grade levels.
Sessin I (ne week)
Rising 8th Graders
(students entering 8th grade
in fall 2013)
J 9–14
$1,250appicin Due: apri 26Sessin II (w weeks)
Rising 9th and 10th Graders
(students entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2013)
J 16–28
$2,250appicin Due: Mrch 29Sessin III (hree weeks)
Rising 11th and 12th Graders
(students entering 11thor 12th grade in fall 2013)
Jy 7– 26
$3,250appicin Due: Mrch 29
earlY-birddiScounT aVailable
 Applications with tuition deposits
 postmarked by the following early-
bird dates will receive a 5 percenttuition discount:
Sessins II & III:
February 1, 2013
Sessin I:
Not applicableSee p. 28 or details.
“i my xp, vsts  py  
   sppt th
mst tt y s.
a t s mptt tht w  s—
 th w-    mm t.”
Dean Camilla Benbow, an internationally recognized researcher o gited and
talented youth and co-director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, founded Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth (PTY) in 2000 as a summer
residential academic program on the campus o Vanderbilt University.

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