Pathways to Wake Forest

Welcome to Pathways!

Friday, September 20, 2019

At Wake Forest, we celebrate that a diversity of perspectives and experiences is necessary to be a whole and growing person. We invite you to participate in Pathways to Wake Forest, a program open to juniors and seniors, designed for historically underrepresented populations, including but not limited to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and Asian American backgrounds, as well as first-generation students. At Wake Forest, we learn from differences and seek to create paths to be an inclusive community connector.

Pathways will give you the opportunity to engage with our accessible faculty, fascinating classes, helpful administrators, and informative Office of Financial Aid.

To apply for the Pathways program, students simply need to submit the following:

  • the Pathways to Wake Forest Application
  • your report card/transcript (a copy, PDF, or screenshot)
  • (optional) letter of support (from a teacher, counselor, or community leader)

We will only consider complete applications; the deadline is September 13. We’ll notify students about decisions by September 17. If you’re not offered a spot to participate in this particular program, we still very much hope you’ll visit campus and engage in a personal interview or campus tour. Please note that admission to the Pathways program does not signify admission to Wake Forest University.

Pathways Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m. Information Session (optional)
11:00 a.m. Guided Tour (optional)
12:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Welcome & Introduction to the Program
1:30 p.m. Community Panel Discussion
2:15 p.m. Mock Class Simulation
3:10 p.m. Admissions & Financial Aid Session
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Thomas Ray, Assistant Dean, at or 336.758.5203 or Ms. Karen Vargas, Associate Dean, at or 336.758.4356.

We hope you will consider this path to discover Wake Forest University.

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