Welcome to Wake Forest.

What better place to learn, thrive and realize your full potential than in a community of communities that celebrates the education of the whole person in mind, body and spirit?

Are you curious, creative and eager to explore? So is Wake Forest. Do you view the world as your classroom and regard the future as yours to shape? Wake Forest does. Are you driven to make a difference through volunteerism, public engagement and service to humanity? Then Wake Forest welcomes you.

Lively minds - and a place that values the life of the mind. It's hard to imagine a better match. This is Wake Forest. We encourage you to learn more about all you can accomplish at Wake Forest by visiting our website and by reviewing our 2018-2019 Admissions Viewbook.

You > A Score

In May of 2008, we made a big announcement. Starting with the fall 2009 entering class, Wake Forest University would no longer require standardized-test scores in the undergraduate admissions process. Eleven years into what was once billed as a great experiment, we know that those who don't report their scores are every bit as successful as those who do.

Pro Humanitate

Two words. Six syllables. Unlimited manifestations. That's the way we look at our institutional motto, one of only three among the Top 50 National Universities to refer directly to service to humankind. From dozens of on-campus projects to service in the Peace Corps, which recognizes Wake Forest as a national leader, we translate the verbiage of an ancient language to modern, real life impact.

Visiting Wake Forest

We hope that your travels will allow you to visit us and see with your own eyes the people, environment and sense of community that make us a little different in all the right ways. Schedule your visit to Wake Forest today

Personal Interviews

Interviews are our best way of getting to know you and a great way for you to learn more about Wake Forest. Interviews are conducted on campus and via webcam beginning in June by members of the Admissions Committee.  Though not a required component of the application process, we hope you will allow us to learn something about you that we might not learn from your application. Interviews are available after submission and the last day to request an interview is November 15th.  Schedule your interview with Wake Forest today.


Applying To Wake Forest

There are three ways to apply to Wake Forest:

  • The Coalition Application with essay + additional Wake Forest questions
  • The Common Application + additional Wake Forest questions
  • The Wake Forest Application

We do not have a preference for one of these applications over another, however we do insist that you only submit one application for admission. Visit http://admissions.wfu.edu/apply/ for more information.

In addition, the following materials are required:

  • $65 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • One Teacher Recommendation
  • Secondary School Report and Official High School Transcript
  • Mid-Year Report (as soon as available)
  • Early Decision Agreement (for ED applicants only)

Application Deadlines:

  • Early Decision: November 15 
  • Early Decision II: January 1 (decisions will be released on February 15)
  • Regular Decision: January 1 (decisions will be released no later than April 1)

Need, Merit & Talent-Based Aid

The CSS PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are required of need-based applicants. Early Decision applicants should complete the Profile and FAFSA between October 1 and November 15. Regular Decision and Early Decision II applicants should complete each between October 1 and January 1. Federal income tax documentation is also required.

Visit http://financialaid.wfu.edu/ for specific application instructions and additional information. 

Most merit-based scholarships will be awarded based on the admissions application. Students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships must submit all required application materials by November 15. Visit http://financialaid.wfu.edu/merit/  for information on all of our scholarship programs.

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