Honoring ‘Strength, Resolve and Legacy’

From left, Awilda Gilliam Neal ('73), Deborah McFarlane ('73), Linda Holiday ('73), and Beth Hopkins ('73)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of African American women integrating residence halls

When they moved into a women’s residence hall in 1969, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and Deborah Graves McFarlane simply wanted to obtain a good education and weren’t thinking about making history as the first African American women to come to Wake Forest as resident students. But they did.

Read the full article on the Wake Forest news website.

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Take a Deep Breath…

While applying to college is necessary and a touch stressful, we hope that you are able to find the time in these early days of the new year to clear your head and wander about for a bit. Spend time with family and friends. Go outside! Read a book or two. Get away from all monitors (from handheld to computer to television). We know that your application is important, and we respect that this process means so much to you. That said, it is just one of many vital tasks you will complete over the course of your life. So please, take a deep breath and relax for a while. You’ve earned it.

What follows are some things to keep in mind relating to our process to help (we hope) set you further at ease:

  • Please give us until February 1 before reaching out with questions about the status of your application. It can take a few weeks for applications and supporting materials, regardless of whether they were submitted online or via mail, to be fully processed and entered into our system.
  • On interviews – interviewing has concluded for the year. There are no additional appointments available. We do not offer alumni interviews. Many students will be offered admission who did not interview with us.
  • Because we began reviewing applications in earnest in January, we are unable to meet individually with applicants who visit campus in the winter months. We are grounded, locked in our offices reading your responses, evaluating your transcripts, reviewing your recommendations. Thank you for understanding.
  • Early Decision II applicants– everything above applies to you as well! ED II decisions will be posted no later than February 15. (Unlike with our Early Decision plan, our ED II and Regular Decision admission plans are not rolling!)

We wish you great luck throughout this process!

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.

Here’s Associate Director of Financial Aid Tom Benza to explain the 5 “W”s of financial aid.

We hope this is helpful!

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Checking in on You in California

We are thinking of you, as your life may have been disrupted by wildfires.

Wake Forest University is committed to community. As yours is enduring this challenge, we want to help however we can.

If you need to receive mailings at a different address, have us adjust a deadline, or simply speak with us one on one, we will unquestionably make that happen.

If you had a previously scheduled interview that you had to cancel because of the wildfires, please reach out to me, and I will work to reschedule it.

Please contact me directly at (336) 758-5694 or greeneal@nullwfu.edu.

With hope for your peace of mind and calm of transition during these difficult times, we send you our best wishes.

Adrian Greene
Associate Dean of Admissions
Wake Forest University

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The Touring Test!

It’s that time of year — for first visits, second looks, and even last-minute reevaluations of college campuses. Thank goodness Wake Forest University’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Dawn Calhoun, is here to clarify the roles of campus visits and tours in the college decision-making process!

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