This is an important time, as we just sent acceptance decisions to the inaugural group of students in our unique Early Action application round for first-generation college students. We congratulate these trailblazers who have the opportunity to join the Wake Forest Class of 2028. As we approach National College Decision Day on May 1, we look forward to communicating with you over the next several months.

Our admissions committee carefully evaluates applicants for admission, and those students who were deferred into our Regular Decision pool may have been deferred for any number of reasons: they did not meet the criteria for this application round for first-gen students (which, for us, is defined as “the child of parents who have not graduated from a four-year accredited college or university, or the child of parents who earned a degree abroad but are underemployed in the United States”); we are interested in seeing grades from their senior year; or we want to learn more about the full context of our larger applicant population. In any case, we are enthused by the promise of reviewing these applications again in Regular Decision. We encourage all deferred students to send us any grades from their senior year as well as any additional academic recognitions or awards. (Applicants are welcome to write to with those updates, or they may upload them directly to their application via the status portal.) 

Finally, a note for those students not selected for admission: we have great confidence you will find a wonderful home for your undergraduate education, and we wish you the very best in your future educational pursuits. 

Warmest regards,

Wake Forest University Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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