New Students

Welcome to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing! Please read this carefully for details regarding registration.

Admitted Students Website

Everything you need to know about starting at VUSN can be found here! Be sure to thoroughly review the information provided. Visit website.

VUNetID and Password

After you pay your deposit, you will receive an email from VU Identity asking you to establish your VUNetID and password, as well as to claim your Vanderbilt email. To access registration and other Vanderbilt systems with restricted access, you must first pass this step. For issues with this process, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 615-322-7701 or Once you have established your ID and VU email, please use this email as your primary means of communication with VUSN.

YES – Your Enrollment Services

When registration begins (typically July 1 for incoming Fall students and early November for Spring admissions), you will register self-service via the online student portal, called YES, available at After you have established your VUNetID and password, take a moment to log in to YES and familiarize yourself. On your landing page you’ll notice a variety of information. Your 9-digit Commodore ID is your student identification number which is used when interacting with university personnel regarding registration, financial aid, billing, and other enrollment-related concerns.

Please watch this video for instructions.

Post Master’s Certificate and Post Master’s Plus DNP Students

Sara Donahoe will register you for classes based on your individualized plan of study, but you will register yourself in subsequent terms. 

How To Register for Classes

This article provides an overview of how to register for classes.

Change of Address?

If your address has changed, please submit your new address in YES. After you log in, click “Personal Information” in the box under your photo.

Admission Contingencies

Remember, if you were admitted contingent upon completion of a degree and/or prerequisite coursework, the Office of Admissions must receive your official transcript with final grades and/or degree posted.

Financial Aid & Billing

You will be able to access a statement of your account via YES around August 1st for Fall entries, and around December 1st for Spring entries. If you have questions regarding your financial aid, please contact Kristie Smith Futrell, Director of Student Financial Services, at or 1-800-211-2186.