Wake Forest University

our transfer process, interested applicants may visit our Website at : http://www.wfu.edu/; click on Admissions and Aid, then click on transfer students.

What advice do you have for applicants?

Take the challenge – Push yourself in the classroom. Colleges do look at your grades, but they also pay attention to how difficult your courses are. They want to see that you’ve challenged yourself and performed well in your chosen curriculum. If advanced courses are offered, take the challenge. Some colleges even offer college credit if you pursue advanced courses in high school.

Develop and enhance your writing style – Many college applications have required essays. Essays are a way to set yourself apart from others and give college admissions officers a picture of who you are. They help to give personality to the application. Begin to develop “your voice” now and continue to work with teachers to refine your writing style.

Build recommendations – Get to know your recommenders. Teachers want to get to know you—that’s a good part of why they became teachers. Getting to know them will enrich many parts of your school experience, such as: opening up opportunities for special research or projects, or being nominated for special awards or leadership opportunities. Get to know your teachers and counselors. Let them know your interests. This will work to your advantage both in the classroom and outside, particularly when it comes to signing up for classes each year.

Get involved – Find something you really like doing, then dive into it, no matter what it is. You’ll develop skills and show colleges your ability to make a commitment and stick with it.

Do the college homework – Just as colleges are reviewing your application, you should be just as critical when selecting your ideal college. You have to find a college that’s right for you. Campus visits are very important in getting a good feel for a college. It allows you to “picture yourself there”.

What kind of opportunities do you have for non-traditional – transfer, international students?

Transfer Students – We welcome transfer applications each semester – the number admitted varies from semester to semester depending on current enrollment. Transfer students may be eligible for available on-campus housing or may otherwise be accepted as a day student. Transfer students are eligible for need-based financial aid.

International Students – We value diversity and commit to enrolling students from around the world. The Wake Forest University Center for International Studies serves the needs of admitted international students. International students are not eligible need-based financial aid. However, international students may be considered for merit-based scholarships.

International Transfer Students – May also apply to Wake Forest University. However, neither financial aid or scholarships are available to International Transfer Students.

Additional information regarding the transfer and international application process is available on the Wake Forest University Admissions website. www.wfu.edu/admissions

How does the university weigh GPA, SAT scores, extracurricular activities and college essay and recommendations during the application process?

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