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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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Early Decision applicants

If you have decided conclusively 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.

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