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Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 7305
Winston-Salem, NC

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8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Stephen Clark is a committed junior majoring in English and minoring in Political Science.

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Just the Facts

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SAT/ACT Optional

Wake Forest is the first Top 30 national university in the United States to make standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT with writing optional in the admissions process.

If you feel that your SAT or ACT with writing scores are a good indicator of your abilities, you may submit them and they will be considered in your admissions decision. If, however, you do not feel that your scores accurately represent your academic abilities, you do not need to submit them until after you have been accepted and choose to enroll.

If you choose to submit your scores, score reports must be sent directly from the testing centers. To request scores be sent to Wake Forest, contact:

Wake Forest CEEB: 5885

Wake Forest Code: 3168

From the Blog

Finding the “Fit” for Top-Performing Low-Income Students

Posted on November 4, 2012 In Miami last week at the College Board Forum, Caroline M. Hoxby, an economics professor at Stanford University, discussed some of her research that looks at some of the missteps that low-income students experience in pursuit of a college education. The Chronicle writes, a staggering number of high-achieving low-income students – roughly 82 percent of […]

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Rethinking Admissions Blog:
Continuing the Conversation

The issue of whether the SAT is useful in predicting college success — and the debate about making standardized tests optional for college admissions — continues to remain in the public consciousness. As one of the nation's bold leaders on the subject, Wake Forest is continuing the conversation with the Rethinking Admissions Blog, which shares the latest news, research and opinions. Join the conversation.

Rethinking Admissions Conference

In April 2009, Wake Forest hosted top admissions officers and leading researchers from Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Texas, Virginia, Yale and other universities, along with the director of data research for U.S. News & World Report for a conference entitled "Rethinking Admissions." This conference provided a platform to discuss the latest research on standardized testing, diversity, creativity, college ratings and how to evaluate success in college.

Hear the opening conference remarks from Jill M. Tiefenthaler, Provost of Wake Forest University. Explore the Rethinking Admissions web site.

"A Test of Convention"

From Wake Forest Magazine, September 2008

Director of Undergraduate Admissions Martha Blevins Allman ('82, MBA '92) offers an inside look at the reasoning behind Wake Forest's decision to make test scores optional. Plus additional stories, frequently asked questions and news coverage from around the country. Read it here.