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Campus Location
Admissions Welcome Center

(GPS Coordinates:
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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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Transfer applicants

Wake Forest welcomes the submission of applications from transfer students. The number of transfer students admitted varies from semester to semester depending on the current enrollment. Traditionally, more students are admitted for the fall semester than the spring semester.

An applicant for admission who has attended another college must have an overall average of at least C on all college work attempted and must either be a graduate of a standard junior college or furnish a certificate of honorable dismissal stating eligibility in all respects to enter the last college attended.

The availability of on-campus housing also varies from semester to semester. Applicants who desire housing may be accepted as day students if there is a lack of residence hall space.

Transfer students are eligible for all Wake Forest need-based financial aid programs. There are no available merit-based scholarships for transfer students. For information on our need-based financial aid programs, visit our financial aid web site.

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

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Applying to transfer to Wake Forest University

Each of the following items must be submitted in order for your application to be considered:

  • Application (including all essays and short-answer questions)
  • $60 application fee
  • College transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Dean's Statement for Transfer Students [PDF] from each college attended; if using the Common Application, click on the "Assign Recommenders" tab and invite the Registrar at each college you have attended to complete the Registrar Report
  • Final high school transcript

NOTE: Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional. Find out more.

Seeking a second undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University

Students desiring a second undergraduate degree must apply to transfer to Wake Forest University. You must still complete all degree requirements (including all basic and divisional requirements) prior to earning your second degree. In order to graduate from Wake Forest, you must complete at least half of your degree and half of your major and minor (if applicable) at Wake Forest.

Submit all materials to:

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

Seeking Unclassified Student status at Wake Forest University
(non-degree seeking)

Individuals desiring to continue their education as non-degree seeking students may take courses at Wake Forest. Only students who have already earned an undergraduate degree will be considered. The following items must be submitted in order for your application to be considered:

  • Completed Unclassified Student Application [PDF]
  • Final college transcript (must state degree earned and date of graduation)
  • $60 application fee (non-refundable)