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PAVE Participants, Faculty, and Staff

The 2015 PAVE program is open only to first-year students who are matriculating to Vanderbilt in the summer of 2015. Students matriculating in the fall of 2015 to Vanderbilt are not eligible to participate in the 2015 PAVE program.


PAVE is a five-week Vanderbilt summer program designed for students who are planning to enter Vanderbilt's engineering, pre-medical/healthcare, humanities, science, or technology based program. In addition to strengthening your background and having fun, PAVE can help you decide if an engineering, medical/healthcare, science, or humanities degree is really the field for you. Additionally, PAVE is a valuable experience if you are undecided as to a college major.


As a participant, you have the opportunity to improve your problem solving/critical thinking, technical and reflective writing, computer knowledge, and laboratory skills, as well as the ability to explore the humanities, work on application-oriented team projects and explore emerging technologies, attend a number of special-topic guest lectures/experiences, and change your academic selections throughout the program. Additionally, participants who are involved in the musical arts, volunteering, and athletics during the school year can continue these and other passions during the PAVE program. If, after your undergraduate degree, you are considering obtaining a business, humanities, engineering, science, journalism, law, or medical/healthcare degree, you will benefit from having the experiences that PAVE provides.


The PAVE program not only exposes you to campus life, but also provides you with the experiences to overcome the rough spots you may encounter.


The program runs from June 22, 2015 to July 24, 2015. Please note that every year a number of students who attend PAVE have to arrive late (e.g. making up snow days). If you are in this situation, make-up sessions will be provided.


We enthusiastically encourage you to call our friendly staff to discuss how the PAVE program meets your specific goals and objectives. Please note that all PAVE applicants will be notified of PAVE admission decisions by May 15, 2015.


Founder's Program Objectives: "To provide a superior academic foundation for an undergraduate degree, comprehensive career insight for a bachelor degree and beyond, a non-summer school atmosphere, a diverse student body, and a well-rounded program for one of the best summers of your life." John Veillette, 1990.


If you would like to receive an application electronically or by mail, please fill in the Application Request Form.


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