Admissions » Apply » Application Process

Use the information below to keep track of what steps to take and materials to include when applying to Wake Forest.

(Additional information is available for transfer and international students.)


As soon as possible

Schedule an on-campus interview (strongly recommended); interviews are available via Skype or online for students unable to travel to campus. Contact the Admissions office at 336.758.5201 to schedule your interview. Find more details here.


November 15

Deadline for Early Decision applications. (Note: Early Decision applicants may apply any time after completion of their junior year.)


December 1

Deadline for the Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement.

Deadline for all merit-based scholarship consideration.


January 1

Deadline for the William Louis Poteat Scholarship

Deadline for Regular Decision applications. Apply now »
Please include the following items if they pertain to your application:


February 15

Deadline to file the CSS PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


As soon as available senior year

Send Mid-Year Report form [PDF]


Notifications of Acceptance:

Early Decision applicants

Notified on a rolling basis. Early Decision candidates are either accepted, deferred to the Regular Decision applicant pool, or are not accepted.

Regular Decision applicants

Notified by April 1. Regular decision applicants are either accepted, placed on the Wait List, or not accepted.

Transfer applicants

Applications for the fall semester will be reviewed beginning on April 1; applications for the spring semester will be reviewed beginning on November 1.


Submit all information to:

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

Regular admission as a first-year student normally requires graduation from an accredited secondary school with a minimum of 16 units of high school credit. These should include at least four units in English, three in mathematics, two in history and social studies, two in a single foreign language and one in the natural sciences. Most admitted students will have pursued a challenging curriculum of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses….Candidates for admission must furnish evidence of maturity and educational achievement, plus evidence of character and motivation for study in the College of Arts and Sciences. High School curriculum and classroom performance, combine with the student’s writing ability, extracurricular activities, and evidence of character and talent, are the most important criteria for admission.