2013 October

Travel Tuesday V

Our final exceptionally busy travel week of the season is upon us! Beginning next week, most of the Admissions Committee will be “in house” reading applications, conducting interviews and preparing for our remaining fall programs. Information session and interview registration details can be found on our Visit Wake Forest webpage.

This week: Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Northern Virginia; Jacksonville, FL; Houston, TX; Colorado; Miami, FL; Mobile and Montgomery, AL; Rowan, Davidson, Randolph and Davie Counties, NC

Next week: Connecticut; San Antonio, TX; Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia

Are the SAT and ACT Holding America Back?

That’s what Peter Coy concludes in his article, “What’s Holding America Back,” published in yesterday’s Bloomberg Businessweek. In the article, University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg concludes that applicants should be asked to “demonstrate creativity, practical intelligence, and even wisdom.”

His conclusion dovetails nicely with Dean of Admissions Martha Allman’s commentary in our initial news release when we decided to go test-optional back in 2008: “Wake Forest has always been characterized by personal attention in the admissions process and in the classroom. Removing the test requirement will demonstrate emphatically that we value individual academic achievement and initiative as well as talent and character above standardized testing.”

Near and Far – An Open House for Students from North Carolina

310x120.ncstatesmallflatIf you are from North Carolina, chances are you have cheered a Demon Deacon sports team on to victory, walked around the Quad, or visited the Z. Smith Reynolds Library (“ZSR” in WFU lingo). You probably think you know Wake Forest. Well, there’s more to discover and we can’t wait to share the Wake Forest experience with you!

Join us on Friday, November 1st for a program designed to show you how the school so close to you can take you so far. We’ll be gathering together members of our community to help you understand our many opportunities – from International Studies to Fine Arts to undergraduate research to campus community to Pro Humanitate and more! Be part of a class simulation and experience the discussion-based learning style from one of our beloved professors. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about the financial aid and merit-based scholarship process. We’ll even take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with various Wake Foresters.

Wake Forest is a personal, challenging, and supportive learning environment. Through this open house program, you will have the opportunity to discover all of this for yourself. As a Double Deac (Wake Forest undergraduate and graduate school alumna), I am always so excited to share with you, a prospective Wake Forest undergraduate, what Wake Forest means to me. More importantly, I look forward to helping you understand what Wake Forest can be for you and where Wake Forest will take you.

Space is limited, so register today! Please visit our Near and Far webpage for details and registration information.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to campus on November 1st!

Dawn Calhoun ’99, MA ’07
Associate Dean &
Coordinator of North Carolina Admissions

Travel Tuesday IV

Members of our Admissions Committee will be traveling extensively the next two weeks. If we are scheduled to be in your area, ask your school guidance or college counselor to see whether we will be visiting your school.

This week: Paris, FR; Brussels, BE; Geneva and Zurich, CH; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Colorado; Memphis, TN; Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC

Next week: Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Northern Virginia; Jacksonville, FL; Houston, TX; Colorado; Miami, FL; Rowan, Davidson, Randolph and Davie Counties, NC