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.
The Common Application
For freshmen (domestic and international) and transfer applicants.
The 2014-2015 Common Application Online will shutdown at 8pm on July 23. The 2015-2016 Common Application Online will be available on August 1.
» 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.
» Apply by mail
Download the Wake Forest Application and other necessary forms.
Print the entire application and return by mail to:
PO Box 7305,
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305
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.