Wake Forest University (NC)

Wake Forest University (NC)

Common Application 

Early Decision: Nov. 15, 2016
Early Decision II: Jan. 1, 2017    
Regular Decision: Jan. 1, 2017

Essay Questions:

Common Application Essays:

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

l   Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please          share your story.

l   The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

l   Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

l   Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

l   Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.


Supplemental Essay Questions: 

l   List five books (with authors) you have read that piqued your curiosity. Discuss an idea from one of these works that interests you. (100-300 words)

l   We want to know what makes you tick intellectually. A paper? A project? An academic passion? Describe it. (75-150 words)

l   Hashtags trend worldwide. Give us a hashtag you wish were trending. #____________. Why? (75-150 words)

l   Give us your top ten list.

l   There is a nationwide dialogue about cross-cultural interactions. Like most college campuses, Wake Forest is currently in a place of conversation about what it means to engage         across difference. As a country, why do you think we have reached this point? (75 - 150 words)

l   What outrages you and why? (75 - 150 words)

Documents Required: 
  • $65 Application Fee 
  • Secondary School Report 
  • 1 Teacher 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: 
Address: 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