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How to Apply to Wake Forest University

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. Regular-decision applications must be received by January 1.

» Apply online

Choose one of three options: the Wake Forest Application, the Common Application or the College Foundation of N.C. Application:

The Wake Forest Application

For freshmen (domestic) applicants only.

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The Common Application

For freshmen (domestic and international) and transfer applicants.

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» The College Foundation of NC

Wake Forest is a “Linked Campus” with CFNC.org.

Applicants may take advantage of the many resources on CFNC.org, but when applying, will be guided to the Wake Forest application page.

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» Apply by mail

Download the Wake Forest Application and other necessary forms.

Undergraduate Admissions Application [PDF]

Print the entire application and return by mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 7305,
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305

Additional forms

The following forms are included in the Undergraduate Admissions Application, but may be accessed individually here:

Secondary School Report [PDF]
For freshman applicants only

Mid-Year School Report Form [PDF]
For reporting mid-year senior grades

Teacher Recommendation Form [PDF]
For freshman applicants only

Early-Decision Agreement [PDF]
Only for those students applying Early Decision to Wake Forest

Dean’s Statement [PDF]
For transfer students only

Confidential Financial Information for International Applicants [PDF]
For international applicants only

Admission of Students with Disabilities

Wake Forest College will consider the application of any qualified student, regardless of disability, on the basis of the selection criteria established by the University which include personal and academic merit. Upon matriculation, all students will be required to meet the same standards for graduation. The University endeavors to provide facilities which are in compliance with all laws and regulations regarding access for individuals with disabilities. Additionally, special services are available to reasonably accommodate students with disabilities. For more information on assistance for undergraduate students, see the Disability Services Web site.

Security and Fire Safety Information

Wake Forest University is committed to assisting all members of the Wake Forest community in providing for their own safety and security. Information on drug or alcohol-abuse programs required by section 120(a) through (d) of HEA can be found here. Information regarding campus security, personal safety and fire safety—including topics such as crime prevention, university police law-enforcement authority, crime-reporting policies, crime statistics for the most recent three-year period, and disciplinary procedures is available on the Wake Forest University Police website. To request a booklet containing this information, contact the University Police Department at 336.758.4566.