Wake Forest University (NC)

Wake Forest University (NC) 

Common Application 

    ED/ED II: Nov. 15
    Regular Decision: Jan. 1 

2012 Essay Questions: 
Common Application Essays:

1.      Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum). 

2.      Please write an essay (250-500 words) on a topic of your choice or on one of the options listed below. 

l  Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

l  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you. 

l  Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. 

l  Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence. 

l  A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. 

l  Topic of your choice.

Supplemental Essay Questions:

1.      What outrages you? What are you doing about it? Think locally. (Characters available 1000)

2.      'People who aren't busy all the time might start to think.' - Terry Pratchett 
When do you stop being busy and start to think? (Characters available 1000)

3.      Think of things that fascinated you when you were 10 years old - what has endured? (Characters available 1000)

4.      Make a rational argument for a position you do not personally support. For clarity, please state your true opinion first and then argue the opposite position. Consider an issue that has affected you personally. (Characters available 1000)

5.      Give us your top ten list. (Characters available 1000)

6.      Imagine that in the near future, scientists can digitally recreate the consciousness of deceased individuals and store it on handheld devices. Every citizen, upon reaching adulthood, is issued one of these devices, inhabited by the mind of a single historical figure. It is your eighteenth birthday, and you are about to choose the figure who will accompany you for the rest of your life. Who will you choose? Why?

(Characters available 1000)

7.      The previous question was submitted by a 2012 Wake Forest University applicant. What question do you think we should ask of next year's applicants? (Characters available 500)

Documents Required: 
  • $50 Application Fee 
  • Secondary School Report 
  • 1 Academic Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT (Recommended)
  • Official score reports of TOEFL 
  • Financial information form 
  • Schedule an on-campus interview (strongly recommended); interviews are available via Skype or online for students unable to travel to campus. 
Other Information: 
                Undergraduate Admissions
                PO Box 7305
                Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305

Phone:                   336-758-5201
E-mail:                   admissions@wfu.edu
Application Info:     http://admissions.wfu.edu

SAT/TOEFL Code:     5885 
ACT Code:                 3168