• List five books you’ve read that have intrigued you.
  • Tell us what piques your intellectual curiosity or has helped you understand the world’s complexity. This can include a work you’ve read, a project you’ve completed for a class, and even co-curricular activities in which you have been involved (limit 150 words).
  • Dr. Maya Angelou, renowned author, poet, civil-rights activist, and former Wake Forest University Reynolds Professor of American Studies, inspired others to celebrate their identities and to honor each person’s dignity. Choose one of Dr. Angelou’s powerful quotes. How does this quote relate to your lived experience or reflect how you plan to contribute to the Wake Forest community? (limit 300 words)
  • Give us your Top Ten List. (The choice of theme is yours.) (limit: 100 characters per line)

These are the optional supplemental questions we’ll be offering in our application (available early August, so you may start drafting your responses right now, if you wish!) –

because we want to know as much about you as possible in the admissions process.

And not just what’s on your transcript.

Wake Forest is a relational place; we want to hear from students who can tell us about their education but also their self-education.

So as you start writing, think of things you want to make sure we know about you. This is your chance!

And for more insights and advice, check out our Class of 2028 page available now and updated throughout the year.

Finally, sign up for our student-led tours and live virtual information sessions.

Warmest regards,

Eric Maguire
Vice-President for Enrollment
Wake Forest University

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