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  1. When are interviews available at Wake Forest University?
    • For Fall 2020 applicants, interviews will be offered June 3 through November 26.
  2. How do I schedule an interview?
  3. Are interviews required?
    • Interviews are not required but are strongly encouraged for early decision applicants and students interested in being considered for merit scholarships.
  4. Do I need to submit my application before I schedule/complete my interview?
    • No.
  5. What types of interviews are offered?
    • We offer interviews on the Wake Forest campus and via webcam utilizing Skype.
  6. Are oncampus and webcam interviews evaluated equally in the admissions process?
    • Yes.
  7. Should I prepare differently if I am interviewing by webcam?
    • Yes. You should note the time zone difference (if any) between your location and ours. All interviews are scheduled in US Eastern Time – please plan accordingly.
    • Be sure to list your precise Skype address when you schedule your interview – failure to do so may result in connection issues and a missed appointment.
    • Please be alone in your interview space and limit distractions as much as possible.
  8. What happens if I miss my interview?
    • You will need to cancel your initial appointment and visit our Personal Interviews webpage to reschedule. Because of high demand for appointments, we cannot guarantee appointment availability.
  9. Should Early Decision applicants interview?
    • Yes. Any student who is submitting a binding early decision application to Wake Forest is expected to interview before we begin evaluation of the application.
  10. Should I bring my resume to the interview?
    • No. You do not need to bring any materials to your interview.
  11. Who will interview me?
    • You will be interviewed by a Wake Forest University admissions officer who is involved with the admissions application selection process.
  12. What should I wear?
    • You should dress appropriately and comfortably.
  13. How long will my interview last?
    • Interviews typically last twenty-five minutes.
  14. Do you offer alumni interviews in my city?
    • We do not offer alumni interviews.
  15. Are transfer applicants expected to interview?
    • No, interviews are not offered to transfer applicants.
  16. Will it help/hurt my chances for admission if I do/do not interview?
    • These interviews are evaluative and will become a part of your application file. If you choose not to interview, an important component of your application will be missing. However, each year we admit many fine students who did not interview with us and deny many who did.