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I encourage you to take a look at this terrific photo essay put together by our Office of Communications and External Relations which illustrates why 2013 was a terrific year at Wake Forest. We wish all of you a tremendously happy 2014!

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Your Application Status

20130923chapel9528Wait Chapel and its four clock faces. Apropos here as the proverbial clock is indeed ticking with New Year’s Day but three days away. We know that many of you are finalizing your applications and appreciate your efforts. I apologize for repeating information from an earlier post but this information will remain highly relevant to all applicants throughout the first 4-6 weeks of 2014.

Again, our Regular Decision deadline is January 1. You are allowed to work on it all day Wednesday before clicking submit. Once submitted, we ask that you not contact our office to see if your application has been received. It will take a handful of weeks for applications, regardless of how they were submitted, to be processed and entered into our system. The same holds true of supporting documents (school reports, teacher recommendations and the like). We encourage you to track your own application status on your Window to Wake Forest account page.

After February 1, if you feel that your Window to Wake Forest account does not accurately reflect what you or your school submitted on your behalf, feel free to contact our office. We will either assure you that the documents you are inquiring about have successfully arrived or will suggest a secondary method of submitting what is missing.

A note about interviews – your application status will remain “incomplete” if you did not have an interview until mid to late January. It is then that we will remove “interview” from the application checklist for those who did not interview with us.

Finally, we can no longer accept interview requests – whether you desire to interview on campus or via Skype, our schedule is completely full for the remainder of our interview season.

We will continue to provide updates throughout the review season. In the meantime, we wish you all the best as you finish up your applications. Happy New Year!

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Apply To Wake Forest Today!

Just a note – if you click “submit” on your Common Application or Wake Forest University application, you may still receive an email inviting you to apply through January 1. This does not mean that your application was not received, only that it has yet to be fully processed into our system. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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Regular Decision Application Deadline is January 1

I interviewed a young man via Skype from Tennessee this morning who excitedly announced he had just taken his last first semester examination and that he was officially halfway through his final year of high school. I was happy for him yet reminded myself NOT to tell this story to my own children who will be in school through Friday! Still, for all high school seniors this is an exciting time – soon for the countdown to high school graduation will begin. I will now have Pomp and Circumstance stuck in my head the remainder of the day!

AND YET, there is still the business of completing college applications at hand. Our Regular Decision deadline is January 1. You have the 1st itself – use all of New Year’s Day, if necessary! Once submitted, we ask that you (or your parents, counselors, best friends, etc.!) not contact our office to see if your application has been received. It will take a handful of weeks for applications, regardless of how they were submitted, to be processed and entered into our system. The same holds true of supporting documents (school reports, teacher recommendations and the like). We encourage you to track your own application status on your Window to Wake Forest account page.

Holiday scene, Wait Chapel

After February 1, if you feel that your Window to Wake Forest account does not accurately reflect what you or your school submitted on your behalf, feel free to contact our office. We will either assure you that the documents you are inquiring about have successfully arrived or will suggest a secondary method of submitting what is missing.

 

A note about interviews – your application status will remain “incomplete” if you did not have an interview until mid to late January. It is then that we will remove “interview” from the application checklist. Unfortunately, we can no longer accept interview requests – whether you desire to interview on campus or via Skype, our schedule is completely full for the remainder of our interview season.

Our office and others across campus will close early Friday afternoon and will not reopen until December 30. We will close again early on the 31st before reopening for good on January 2. It is then that the task of processing and reviewing thousands of applications will begin in earnest, when we will learn, among other things, what book you would discuss with your roommate over coffee at Campus Grounds and what has outraged you to the point of action. It is a task both worth doing and enjoyable. We thank you for your thoughtfulness and wish you a happy holiday season!

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Freshman Research and the Spirit of Pro Humanitate

I am asked often by prospective students how quickly one can become involved in research at Wake Forest. The answer – right away. Paul Pauca, Associate Professor of Computer Science, concentrates much of his own research on “the application of computer science to the benefit of society.” From work on software that can translate American Sign Language into voice to that on drones which can both fly and complete data gathering tasks independently, Professor Pauca and his students are committed to researching solutions to problems for the betterment of us all.

In the video below, Professor Pauca shares information on a pair of projects undertaken by current students participating in our STEM Incubator course offered by the Department of Computer Science. You will hear him quickly reference the first year students participating in one of the projects. To learn more about Professor Pauca’s work and interests, please visit his faculty profile page.

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