I’m Ready to Apply

Apply to Wake Forest University

Applying is easy and can be done using one of three applications:

  • Wake Forest Application
  • Common Application
  • Coalition, Powered by SCOIR, Application
Use the Wake Forest Application to apply if you are a
  • First-year domestic or international student
  • Transfer student
Use the Common Application to apply if you are a
  • First-year domestic or international student
Use the Coalition, Powered by SCOIR, application to apply if you are a
  • First-year domestic student

Application Deadlines

In addition to the application deadlines, make sure you’re aware of all other admissions and financial aid deadlines before you apply.

Early Decision I

November 15

Early Decision II

January 1

Regular Decision

January 1

If you know that Wake Forest is your first choice, don’t keep it a secret: Early Decision (ED), which offers two windows of opportunity, might be for you. Both ED options are binding, meaning, if admitted, you will have committed to being a Wake Forest student!

  • Early Decision I lets you apply early in the fall (by November 15) and hear back from us on a rolling basis.
  • Early Decision II gives those who missed the ED I deadline a second chance to apply ED (by January 1). With ED II, you will hear back from us around February 15.

Regular Decision (RD) applications are not binding and have a January 1 deadline, and you will hear back from us around April 1.


What You Need to Apply

Applicants will be asked to pay the application fee and include the following items as they pertain to their application. These forms are included in the Undergraduate Admissions Application but may be accessed individually as well.


Already Applied?

While applying to college is necessary and a touch stressful, we hope that you are able to find the time after applying to clear your head. Go outside! Read a book or two. Get away from all monitors (from handheld to computer to television). We know that your application is important, and we respect that this process means so much to you. That said, it is just one of many vital tasks you will complete over the course of your life. You are going to get into college, and that school will undoubtedly be a terrific place to learn and grow. So—knowing that we will give your application the unfaltering, individualized attention it deserves—take a deep breath and relax for a day or two following your application submission.

You’ve earned it.


Admission of Students with Disabilities

Wake Forest College will consider the application of any qualified student, regardless of disability, on the basis of the selection criteria established by the University, which include personal and academic merit. Upon matriculation, all students will be required to meet the same standards for graduation. The University endeavors to provide facilities that are in compliance with all laws and regulations regarding access for individuals with disabilities.

Additionally, special services are available to reasonably accommodate students with disabilities.

For more information on assistance for undergraduate students, refer to the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success site.

Prefer to Mail Your Application?

If you prefer to submit your application by mail, you will need to print the entire application and send it to the following address:

Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 7305
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305

The College Foundation of North Carolina

Wake Forest is a “Linked Campus” with CFNC.org. Applicants may take advantage of the many resources on CFNC.org but, when applying, will be guided to the Wake Forest application page.