Admissions » Apply » Early Decision Applicants

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. Less than 10 percent of applicants apply Early Decision each year; those students make up about 30 percent of each incoming class.

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.

 Download and read the Early Decision Agreement [PDF]