The Office of Academic Advising strives to help students achieve their potential as whole persons. Toward this end, we provide students with caring and timely individual guidance, connection to resources, help in problem-solving, support for the development of relationships within the Wake Forest Community, and encouragement toward intentional choices and responsibility.  To achieve this mission, we actively collaborate with academic advisors, professors, and many others in the Wake Forest community.


As part of the broad network of advising resources at Wake Forest University, the Office of Academic Advising is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Providing a “backup” support system for faculty and staff advisors
  • Training new and continuing faculty and staff advisors
  • Communicating directly with students to provide support and encourage accountability regarding registration, low academic performance, absenteeism, illness, add/drops, and withdrawals/readmissions
  • Providing information for the general student population regarding academic events, deadlines, and resources
  • Ongoing evaluation and enhancement of advising resources, via dedicated listening to and communicating with both students and their advisors
  • Ongoing dialogue and learning about the best possible advising practices