A Message From Dean Allman

Dear Wake Forest applicants,

On Tuesday, March 12, Wake Forest’s volleyball coach was indicted as part of a national investigation into an alleged bribery and cheating scheme. The Justice Department’s review has found that Wake Forest and the other schools involved were targeted by a con man and his clients in the largest admissions scandal they have ever prosecuted. In no way has it been suggested that Wake Forest or our admissions staff were involved in these deceitful practices.

Wake Forest has cooperated fully with the investigation and will continue to cooperate with the appropriate authorities.

If you wish to follow the most recent updates on the national admissions matter, please refer to Wake Forest’s online newsroom.

As we evaluate our applicants for the class entering in Fall 2019, a holistic and careful process allows us to consider each candidate individually. We seek students who have excelled academically, exhibited intellectual curiosity and creativity, and who have demonstrated character and concern for those around them. We thoughtfully review the skills, talents and experiences that each student would bring to the Wake Forest community.

Later this week, our admissions decision letters will be placed in the mail. We are grateful for your continued interest in Wake Forest University.


Martha Blevins Allman
Dean of Admissions
Wake Forest University

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