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SAVY Admitted Students

Summer SAVY 2022 Handbook

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Important Policy Review

Below are some of the important policies for SAVY that were previously communicated.

Refund Policy

Full refunds, less the non-refundable application fee, are awarded for cancellations made by the tuition deadline for the specific session. No refunds will be awarded for cancellations occurring after the published tuition deadline for each program.

Required Forms

In order to participate in the SAVY program, all students must have up-to-date required forms on file. These required forms must be completed by all participants and must be updated every school year, starting in the fall. This paperwork includes, but is not limited to, permission and release forms, medication permission, allergy information, general health information, medication statements, and health insurance documentation. In order to participate in SAVY, all students are required to have health insurance documentation on file with PTY. Based on university policy, students are not permitted to participate in SAVY if these required forms are incomplete at the start of the program.

Required forms can be accessed and completed in SchoolDoc after a student has officially been enrolled in a course. Instructions on how to complete required forms will be included in the SAVY admissions notification.

Welcome and Logistics Information

The week before the start of each session, families will receive a welcome email that contains important SAVY information. This email will include a welcome letter from your child’s instructor, important first-day reminders, as well as a packet of logistical information for you to review. We look forward to seeing you on the first day!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations by the student made before the tuition due date will be eligible for a 100% tuition refund, less the non-refundable application fee. After the tuition deadline, no tuition refunds will be awarded for students who cancel program participation. The application fee will not be refunded for any reason. Tuition deadlines associated with each program can be found in the admissions notification email and on the specific program timeline on the website.

If Vanderbilt University determines that it is in the best interest of SAVY participants to delay or cancel the SAVY program, VU staff will issue a timely statement to participants via email and the PTY website to advise of the delay or cancellation. No tuition reimbursements will be given for delays. If a cancellation is announced prior to the program start date, tuition paid, less the nonrefundable application fee, may be applied to a future program of the family’s choosing, or if preferred, a tuition reimbursement may be issued. In the event of a cancellation during a program, VU may, in its sole discretion, elect to provide partial tuition reimbursements. VU is not responsible for any expense or cost incurred by you in preparing for or arising or resulting from a delayed or cancelled program, including without limitation, the cost of non-refundable airfare, other transportation, lodging and meal expense and the cost of any additional or alternative arrangement you elect or are required to incur or make as a result of a delayed or cancelled program.

COVID-19 Policies For Summer SAVY 2022

Programs for Talented Youth’s on-campus experiences through Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young are designed to provide students with the opportunity to take part in a unique community of learners. Our policies are developed to support the safety of our students and the larger SAVY community. Based on the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the policies outlined below remain subject to change. All policies are subject to change and will reflect mitigation and management guidance from CDC and Vanderbilt University health professionals.

At this time, after admission into the program, individual COVID-19 vaccination status reporting is optional as part of the SAVY health forms and paperwork needed for program participation. Vaccination reporting is not required for students or staff and will not be used during admission consideration.

What is your policy on masking and distancing? 

Vanderbilt University no longer requires masking or physical distancing indoors. “Mask optional” means it is an individual’s choice whether to wear a mask or not. All individuals, including SAVY students, will have the option of bringing and wearing a mask, including in classrooms, dining spaces, and community spaces. SAVY will continue to support those who want to wear a mask at any time for any reason and expects all community members to respect one another as well. There will no longer be physical distancing requirements, whether an individual is masking or not.

What if my student tests positive for COVID before or during SAVY? 

SAVY requires parent or guardian to pick up a participant within two hours for positive test or if the child becomes symptomatic. 

We request that parents share any positive test result while your student is in SAVY or within 2 days of departing SAVY. 

If a child tests positive before SAVY, the child may attend SAVY 5 days after their symptoms started or they received their positive test result, whichever is earlier, and with improving symptoms.  

Regardless of COVID-19 policy updates, the application fee for SAVY is nonrefundable. Policy updates will be announced as they become available and will remain subject to change. Deposit and tuition payments for SAVY are nonrefundable after the communicated deadlines regardless of any changes in COVID-19 policies.  

While PTY is currently planning to welcome students to campus in Summer 2022 and to operate on-campus programs, if Vanderbilt University decides that it is in the best interest of students, staff, and the wider community to suspend SAVY 2022, families will have the option of receiving a deposit and/or tuition refunded or credited to their account for a future program. The application fee, however, is nonrefundable.