No; they are optional. They are simply another opportunity for us to get to know you better. Plenty of people will be admitted without an interview or a video submission. Again, they are not required.
Becoming a Demon Deacon
We want this page to be your one-stop destination for all the information you need to experience Wake Forest and our Pro Humanitate philosophy. It will be updated regularly as you move into your final year of high school.
Admissions is about communicating — learning about you as you learn about us — and one of the best ways to keep that relationship going is to make sure you’re receiving regular updates from us.
We hope to see you soon!
Applying to college brings up a lot of questions. Wake Forest Admissions is here to help you with some guidance. Make note of the following deadlines and follow this checklist to make applying to Wake Forest a smooth process.
|Interviews||Virtual interviews (optional) will be available after your application for admission has been submitted.||Aug. 16 – Early Dec.|
|Virtual Information Sessions||Join us for Distinctively Wake, Dean’s Corner, and the International Hour.||Varies|
|Last Day to Request an Interview||For those who want to interview with our office||Nov. 17|
|Need-Based Financial Aid Application||For Early Decision I applicants||Nov. 15|
|Early Decision I||If Wake Forest is your first-choice college||Nov. 15|
|Merit-Based Scholarship||Scholarship programs that recognize extraordinary achievement, leadership, and talent||Nov. 15|
|Need-Based Financial Aid Application||For Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants||Jan. 1|
|Early Decision II||If you meet the ED II deadline, you will receive a response from us on February 15.||Jan. 1|
|Regular Decision||For those who don’t apply for ED||Jan. 1|
|Last Day to Submit a Video||For those who want to submit a short video (optional) about the current event that most intrigues them and why||Jan. 5|
We went test-optional more than a decade ago, so we know options work. That’s why Wake Forest Admissions wants to give you even more. You know you best, so you’ll decide the best way to tell us the story of you.
This year’s application will offer you choices about how to communicate your personality, perspective, and academic passions, whether it be through conceptually provocative essay questions, a personal interview, or a video submission.
The option to do a virtual or video interview with us will only be available to seniors who have applied for the Fall 2022 semester. Once you have applied, you are eligible to request a virtual interview with us or submit a video response to us.
The last day to request an optional interview is November 17. The last day to submit an optional video is January 5, 2022.
We welcome you to our campus! Many Wake Forest graduates say it was when they first visited campus that they knew this school was their first choice. It’s a wonderful experience to walk the Magnolia Quad, visit Wait Chapel, and speak with the faculty, staff, and students that make Wake Forest the special community that it is.
We should talk about money. It’s a difficult conversation, but, when it comes to college, it’s unavoidable. College is expensive. So let’s talk about that. Sooner rather than later.
First of all, Wake Forest is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need with a combination of grants, scholarships, work study, and loans. We are committed to making a Wake Forest education accessible.
2021-22 Cost of Attendance: $79,950*
*Estimated. Includes: Housing, meal plans, books and expenses, and other fees.
Need help determining your eligibility for need-based aid? Try using our Net Price Calculator to help you with that. Wake Forest also offers merit-based scholarships, which are very selective, but we encourage you to learn more about them to see if you’re a good fit.
If you have questions, reach out to our financial aid office. They will be happy to assist you!
One day, Wake Forest professors will give you insights and wisdom, but, right now, it’s on us! Here’s some advice for preparing for college, as well as ways (below) to get — and stay! — connected with us.
Pro Humanitate, “for humanity,” is our guiding philosophy and university motto. Wake Foresters embody the motto in myriad ways – by creating art, conducting research, mentoring peers, or connecting with others in the local community. In his piece “The Meaning of a Motto,” professor James Powell notes, “Pro Humanitate calls us to consider what we are as human beings and what constitutes genuine human flourishing.”
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