New Student Requirements

Official Transcripts

If you have not done so already, you must provide official transcript(s) showing conferral of all degree(s) and any graduate-level work (if applicable). Each transcript must be an original, official transcript with the registrar’s stamp or signature. Scanned, photocopied, or uploaded transcripts submitted as part of your application for admission do not fulfill this requirement.

To avoid jeopardizing your enrollment in the Human Development Counseling program, you must provide your official transcript(s) prior to your first term. Please send all official transcripts to:

M.Ed. Application Processing Services
Peabody Online at Vanderbilt University
Suite 501
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to:

Vanderbilt Health Insurance

Vanderbilt University requires all eligible students to be covered by a health insurance plan that is comparable to or exceeds the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan.

If you have other insurance and do not wish to participate in the Student Injury and Sickness Plan offered through the University, you must complete an online waiver form indicating your other insurance information or you will remain enrolled in the plan offered by the university and will be responsible for paying the insurance premium.

All students who wish to waive coverage are required to complete an online form at the beginning of each academic year. Learn more information about Vanderbilt Health Insurance.

Background Check

All students will be required to complete a Peabody College specific background check. Prior to the start of classes, you will be provided access to the Background Check process and instructions in your 2VU Orientation Course. Background check clearance items must be submitted via the orientation course prior to your first day of classes.


The fingerprinting requirement must be met prior to your first on-campus immersion. Fingerprinting must be done through Vanderbilt’s approved vendor, Identogo. Identogo office locations can be found on the company’s website: Prior to the start of classes, you will receive an email from the Background Clearance Office with further instructions.

Online Modules

Vanderbilt devotes considerable resources to assisting students in making intelligent choices regarding their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of other students and the larger Vanderbilt community. Among these resources are online education programs designed to provide critical information about our community’s expectations. The Office of the Dean of Students will contact you via your Vanderbilt email address when the modules are available with information about the program requirements, access information, and deadlines when the modules are available. For more information about these requirements, visit or contact

Student Identification Card

As students of Vanderbilt University, you will be given a student ID. In order to receive a student ID, please complete the 2VU Student Orientation course. You should have all information submitted by your first day of class.

Please be sure your address is accurate in YES. For instructions on how to update your contact information, click here.