When you know, you know. If you have decided without a doubt that Wake Forest is your first-choice college, you may apply Early Decision. Early Decision applicants are given some preference in the admissions process. Approximately 10 percent of applicants apply Early Decision each year; those students made up about 40% of the incoming class in 2014.
Under the Early Decision plan:
- You may submit an Early Decision application any time after completion of your junior year, but no later than November 15.
- Wake Forest must be your first choice and only active Early Decision application. (You may submit regular decision applications to other institutions.
- You, your parents and counselor(s) must sign the Early Decision Agreement agreeing to enroll if admitted and to withdraw regular-decision applications from other colleges upon acceptance to Wake Forest.
- Decisions are made on a rolling basis. A $500 nonrefundable deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance notification.