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

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

Categories: Admissions

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!

Categories: Admissions

“Penning Down” the Perfect College Essay

Determining how to write the “perfect” essay is daunting when applying to college. Thank goodness then Wake Forest Associate Dean Dawn Calhoun is here to help us to pin/pen down what exactly makes for rich, compelling writing for college admissions officers.

Categories: Admissions

Wake Forest is Calling!

Wake Forest Rangers are bringing the Forest to a forest near you, North Carolinians – picking up the Quad and planting it in your local park!

Join us for fun, facts, and a few surprises – a factstravaganza! – designed to help us get to know each other better.

Register for our Park Visits today.

We hope to see you in the forest – and ultimately, the Forest – soon!

Park Visits:

Forever your Wake Forest Rangers,

Dawn Calhoun, Associate Dean of North Carolina Admissions
Paul Gauthier, Associate Dean of Merit-Based Scholarships

Categories: Admissions

Your Pathway to Wake Forest!

You’re not just a pathfinder; you’re a trailblazer, and that’s why we want to meet you!

Join us on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.) to begin your journey at Wake Forest University as part of the Pathways to Wake Forest program. Please note that admission to the Pathways program does not signify scholarships for or admission to Wake Forest University.

Pathways to Wake Forest is a campus-visit experience open to juniors and seniors, designed for historically underrepresented populations, including but not limited to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and Asian American backgrounds, as well as first-generation students.

At Wake Forest, we learn from differences and seek to create paths to be an inclusive community connector.

During this program, you’ll engage with our vibrant community and learn about our exciting and rigorous classes. Along with administrators from the Office of Financial Aid, we’ll share insights and offer tips to demystify the admissions and financial aid process. To further explore paths at Wake Forest, we also encourage you to sign up for an information session and a campus tour!

To be considered for this program, you simply need to submit the following:

  • a Pathways to Wake Forest application
  • your report card/transcript (a copy, PDF, or screenshot), and
  • an optional letter of support from a teacher, counselor, or community leader.

We’ll only consider complete applications; the deadline is September 13. We’ll notify students about decisions by September 17. If you’re not offered a spot to participate in Pathways, we still very much hope you’ll visit campus, engage in a personal interview, schedule a campus tour, and complete our application.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Thomas Ray, Assistant Dean, at or (336) 758-5203 or Ms. Karen Vargas, Associate Dean, at or (336) 758-4356.

We hope you’ll consider this path to Wake Forest University!

Thomas Ray
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Categories: Admissions

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From The Forest is a blog maintained by members of the Undergraduate Admissions Committee at Wake Forest University. We look forward to sharing our thoughts with you.

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