Students who wish to attend Wake Forest University on a part-time basis should review the following details prior to seeking part-time status approval.

  1. Students are advised to request part-time status before the first day of classes. According to the UG Bulletin’s policy: “Petitions for part-time status after the last day to add a class will be denied, except in the case of special circumstances, and the student will be required to pay full tuition.” (See academic services calendar for the add deadline)
  2. Tuition for part-time status is on a per-hour basis.
  3. Students should review their academic transcript with their assigned academic advisor and athletic counselor if applicable.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with Student Financial Services regarding payments and the Refund Policy.
  5. Students should inquire how Part-Time Status may affect their health insurance coverage and overall financial aid before submitting this form.
  6. Part-time students might be ineligible for campus housing unless an exception is made by the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
  7. Part-time students are not eligible for the Dean’s List designation.
  8. Membership to the Campus Rec and other services/programs may also be forfeited when going part-time. Check with your various involvements for their stipulations.

* Students Athletes must also receive approval from their assigned athletic counselor in order to be approved as a part-time student.

** International Students with an F or J visa may enroll in less than 12 credit hours during their final semester, or with medical support. Apply for a Reduced Course Load (RCL) with the Center for Immigration Services & Support (ISS). Visit ISSDeacs for more information. RCL is in addition to completing the petition form below.

A student seeking to go part-time due to medical and/or mental health-related reasons should check with the Deacon Health Service and/or the University Counseling Center before submitting the part-time status request form.