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Common Application

This is a message that will only be pertinent to a relatively small group of you. If you have chosen to submit your Common Application between the dates of August 1 and August 15: If you are using the Common Application to apply to Wake Forest during those dates, you will not receive a confirmation […]


To Rising Seniors: Early Decision and You

Where did the summer go?! It seems that just yesterday we were celebrating our newest Wake Forest graduates and inviting a new class of students to join us in Winston-Salem—yet my colleagues and I now find ourselves thinking about the fall.  As these summer days continue to fly by, I write to share a bit […]


A Final Update about the Waitlist

We write today with a final update for those who remain on the waitlist: It has been a historic year for admission at Wake Forest, regarding the size of our applicant pool, the qualifications of those who applied, and the composition of the incoming class. And while we wish that we had additional opportunities to […]

Categories: Accepted Students


We Have Some Questions for You.

List five books you’ve read that have intrigued you. Explain how a text you’ve read – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or literature of any kind – has helped you to understand the world’s complexity (limit: 150 words). What piques your intellectual curiosity, and why (limit: 150 words)? Give us your Top Ten list. (The choice of […]


Wake the World!

Our Forest is populated by more than 100 species of trees and more than 100 species of birds. More importantly, it is infused, invigorated, and enhanced by the experiences, scholarship, and cultural traditions of an entire planet. One of every 10 Wake Forest undergraduates in 2021-22 came to the University from another country, but that’s only […]


A Summer Waitlist Update

As we prepare for the summer, we’d like to provide some more information about our waitlist. By now, applicants on the active waitlist with a June 1 reply date should have received an email about the option to extend their date of consideration. (If you’ve missed that message, please be sure to write us at […]


WFU Campus Visit Experiences!

We hope you’ll visit our beautiful campus this summer! Due to exams and semester’s end, we are unfortunately unable to offer student-led campus tours in May, but we will resume them in June! The details are below. And please don’t forget: self-guided tours are always available, and we hope you’ll pick up a tour-book from […]

Categories: Campus Tours


A Waitlist Update

We’d like to update you about our waitlist: The May 1 deadline for admitted students to enroll has now passed, and, while we celebrate those who have accepted our offers of admission, we also have some open seats that we would like to fill via our waitlist. Over the next few days, we will contact […]


Today’s the Day (by 11:59 p.m.)!

Here’s one of our favorite Wake Forest stories: One of our graduates hid a secret letter for his sister in the library stacks. Being seven years older, he had no idea if she’d attend Wake Forest to find it – but trusted she would. He graduated in 2013, and lo and behold in 2015 his […]

Categories: Accepted Students


Faculty Fellows, WFU, and You!

How’d you like to have an economist, a linguist, a biophysicist, and a choreographer visit your residence hall weekly? That’s what Wake Forest University’s Faculty Fellows program provides. So that you may be enlightened even when outside the classroom, Faculty Fellows gives you regular access to professors – specifically, at least three faculty members per […]


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