Following is some advice for submitting a video to Wake Forest University Admissions. Although the example uses the 2021 video prompt – and not the 2022 prompt options – the guidance given herein is still useful. Thank you for watching!
“There’s a lot going on in the world. What has caught your attention, and why?”
That’s the question we want you to answer if you choose to submit a video to your status portal to supplement your Wake Forest University application.
As you prepare to record and submit your video, here’s some advice to consider:
- Speak extemporaneously. There’s no need to write, memorize, and deliver a speech. We want to hear how you’d share ideas in class.
- Don’t hire a photographer. This should be a selfie-style video that showcases your thoughts, not your videography skills. We don’t want to see video footage or picture montages.
- We want to see you! This should be a two-to-three-minute video of you talking to the camera where you share your thoughts. It’s a simple, yet powerful, way for Wake Forest Admissions to learn more about you.
Here are some basics to consider before recording your video:
Wardrobe: If it’s okay to wear to school, it’s okay to wear in the video.
Background: Check for any obvious distractions.
Lighting: Try to sit with a window or lamp in front of you so that the light shines on your face. This helps with shadows.
Audio: Check your audio levels on your recording device to make sure we can hear you.
Below is a video explaining and modeling some of the points given above. We look forward to watching yours!
Please know that we invite, but by no means require, a video submission in the admissions process. If you choose not to submit a video, that’s okay.
Thank you again for applying to Wake Forest University!