Welcome First Year Students!
Hopefully, you have found the New Students Website and Forestry 101 useful thus far. Even with all of the information provided, we know that navigating and understanding the academic policies, rules, and regulations at Wake Forest can be overwhelming.
If you are an incoming transfer student, please be aware of important deadlines found here.
How does advising work at WFU?
Every incoming first-year or transfer student will be assigned a lower-division adviser (a faculty or staff member), along with student adviser. Student advisers are continuing students who have been successful throughout their first year(s) of college and wish to share their knowledge with incoming students. Incoming students will receive support and outreach from their lower-division and student advisers within the first semester to ensure that they are adjusting to campus life at Wake Forest.
Once a student declares a major, s/he will be assigned to an academic adviser within that department.
Students must meet with their advisers each semester to discuss the current term, future course selection, and obtain their PIN for registration. We encourage all students to meet with their assigned advisers throughout the year for academic advice or concerns and for everyday guidance in navigating college.
Where can I find the Undergraduate Bulletin?
The Undergraduate Bulletin is now only accessible online:
The Undergraduate Bulletin will provide updated academic policies, course descriptions, prerequisites and co-requisites, program and department information, as requirements for major and minor tracks.
Where can I find information regarding obtaining AP and/or IB credit?
Information regarding AP and IB credit is found on the University Registrar’s webpage.
Is there an easy way to find out which courses satisfy Wake Forest core, divisional, cultural diversity, and quantitative reasoning requirements?
The full list of courses that satisfy the aforementioned requirements can be found in our Course Completion Checklist. You will also see notations for courses that satisfy divisional (D), cultural diversity (CD), and quantitative reasoning (QR) requirements at the end of course descriptions in the Undergraduate Bulletin (see link above).
- Where can I find a list of WRI 111 and FYS 100 sections being offered this semester?
How can I make an appointment with the Office of Academic Advising?
Currently, the Office of Academic Advising offers planning appointments, and academic consultation via email, phone or other remote means.
For all academic inquiries, appointments, and requests please call 336.758.3320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get advising assistance prior to Phase I of Registration and/or completing my Guided Pre-Registration Survey?
Information on planning for registration can be found on the New Student Website and in Forestry 101. The Office of Academic Advising will also be offering advising appointments throughout the month of June (See June Advising Schedule on homepage). For students interested in specific majors, recommended first-semester courses can be found here.
Where can I find information on the WFU Academic Requirements?
A brief overview of the curriculum requirements can be found on the New Student Website or in Forestry 101. It may also be helpful to consult the Undergraduate Bulletin and Course Completion Checklist.
How is my foreign language placement determined?
Your Foreign Language Placement will be determined by your AP/IB scores or your score on the FLP Test (s) that you should complete prior to registration.
I have completed courses at another college or university prior to enrolling at Wake Forest. How do I make sure Wake Forest has that information?
The Office of the University Registrar has detailed information on how to make sure that all of your prior college coursework is considered for credit at Wake Forest.
What academic resources are available to me on campus?
Available on-campus resources can be found in our list of Student Support Services. With regards to major exploration The Office of Personal and Career Development, linked in that list, has numerous resources.
Where can I find information on how to obtain needed academic or physical accommodations?
Information on the disability services and accommodations offered at Wake Forest can be found on the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success‘s website. Accommodations are handled jointly by Student Health Service and the CLASS.
What pre-professional programs (pre-health professions, pre-law, pre-business) are available on campus and where can I find the requirements for each?
A list of the available pre-professional programs, their websites, and contact person(s) can be found on the Pre-Professional Advising page.
- What do I need to know regarding adding or dropping a course?
How can I get involved on campus?
We understand that your collegiate experience is a holistic one and extends beyond the classroom. The Office of Student Engagement can help you explore your options and find your place here at Wake Forest.