The Application Process

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Campus Location
Admissions Welcome Center

(GPS Coordinates:
36.131378, -80.283661)

Mailing Address
Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 7305
Winston-Salem, NC

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday


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Just the Facts

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What we're looking for

Admissions Director Martha Allman discusses what the University seeks in applicants.

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Wake Forest has high academic standards and competitive admissions criteria.

The University seeks intelligent, curious and highly motivated students who are interested in a lifetime of learning and in using their knowledge in service to humanity.

The Wake Forest application process is designed to be a personal experience - one where you can provide insight into your educational achievements, academic motivation, maturity and character. We want to get to know you and discover what you could bring to the campus community.

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There are two options to choose from when applying to Wake Forest: completing an online application, or completing a paper application and submitting it by mail.

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Important dates

November 15
Deadline for Early Decision applications

December 1
Deadline to apply for the Presidential Scholarship

January 1
Deadline for Regular Decision applications

February 15
Deadline for CSS PROFILE and the FAFSA

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Standardized Testing

Wake Forest is the first Top 30 national university in the United States to make standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT with writing optional. If you feel your scores are a good indicator of your abilities, you may submit them and they will be considered. However, if you feel your scores do not accurately represent your academic abilities, you do not need to submit them until after you enroll.

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In their own words...

Glenn Zhao

“The curriculum at Wake Forest will prepare a student successfully for his or her future career, but more importantly, it molds a student to become a leader in society and to make a positive impact on others.”

— Glenn Zhao ('09)