Following is some advice for submitting a video to Wake Forest University Admissions. Although the video example farther below uses the 2021 video prompt – and not the 2023 prompt options (which are written out right below this introduction) – the guidance given herein is still useful. Thank you for watching!
If you could solve one problem happening in the world, what would it be, and why?
Pro Humanitate is our university motto. What does this motto mean to you, and how would you put it into action as a student at Wake Forest?
Share something important to you or about you that isn’t already part of your application.
These are the prompts we want you to consider – and to answer ONE of them – 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!