Acceptance Checklist – Reynolda Campus



WIN Access

An email will be sent to the email address provided on your application which will include your WFU user name and password.  You will then be able to access WIN (Wake Information Network).  This information is time sensitive.  Please set up your WFU email address as soon as possible.  Future emails will be sent to your WFU email address.



Student Identification Card

Once you have WIN access, all new students are required to submit their photo to the Deacon OneCard Office by accessing the online portal here: https://wfuresidence.cherwellondemand.com/CherwellPortal/Doc%20for%20Students.

Photos should be submitted by:

  • May 1st for summer admission
  • July 1st for fall admission
  • December 1st for spring admission

Do not use the Microsoft Edge browser that comes with Windows 10 or Safari. These browsers are not compatible with the Deacon OneCard Portal. Please use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome instead. Also, please note that the portal may not be compatible with mobile devices.  



Health Information Summary

The State of North Carolina requires that all students complete a WFU Health Information and Immunization Form.  This form can be accessed at http://shs.wfu.edu/forms/.  The form should be returned directly to Student Health Services, PO Box 7386, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27109.  If you have questions about the form, please contact the Student Health Services Office at (336) 758-5218 or shs@nullwfu.edu.  The Student Health Services Office is located on the Ground Level, Reynolds Gymnasium, in the Wellbeing Center.

This form must be on file at the Student Health Services Office by:

  • May 1st for summer admission
  • July 1st for fall admission
  • December 1st for spring admission

Note:  The 2019-2020 WFU Health Information and Immunization Form will be added to the Student Health Service’s website soon.



Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is required as a condition of enrollment for full-time, degree-seeking domestic graduate students and all international graduate students with F or J visas.  Students who demonstrate coverage that meets our criteria may waive the insurance provided by WFU by the waiver deadline date.  Information on the waiver process can be found on the Enrollment/Waivers Page.  Open enrollment will begin June 1, 2019.  Students must enroll or waive out of the health insurance by August 31, 2019.

International students with F or J visas will not have the option to waive from the Student Blue plan unless they are covered by a plan with comparable benefits and it is reviewed by the University based on the minimum criteria.  Additionally, the plan must be provided by a company licensed to do business in the U.S. with:  (a) a U.S. claim payment office; (b) a U.S. telephone number; and (c) plan literature available in English.

If you are considering purchasing insurance in lieu of Student Blue, please contact the Student Insurance Program in advance to ensure the plan is acceptable.  To have your plan reviewed, email your policy to studentinsurance@nullwfu.edu.



Honor Code Statement

Please review and sign the Honor Code Statement.  Please return the form to the Graduate School at 200 Brookstown Avenue, Suite 305, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27101, or as an email attachment to gradschl@nullwfu.edu.

The Honor Code Form is due:

  • May 1st for summer admission
  • August 1st for fall admission
  • December 1st for spring admission


Official Final Transcripts

Official final transcripts must be received directly from your university either as a hard copy or an official certified electronic transcript (e-transcript).   Official transcripts must include your degree information.

Address to mail transcripts:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Wake Forest University

200 Brookstown Avenue, Suite 305

Winston-Salem, N.C., 27101

Electronic transcripts can be emailed to:  gradschl@nullwfu.edu

International Transcripts:  international students must submit official transcripts which have been translated into English by their university or a credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES).  If a conferred degree and degree date are not on the transcript, then we will also require official copies of a degree certificate or diploma.

NOTE:  Transcripts and degree certificates and/or diplomas that have been translated by the student will not be accepted.  Official transcripts must bear all appropriate signatures and institution seal and be received directly from the degree granting institution.

Additional information regarding official final transcripts can be viewed at https://graduate.wfu.edu/admissions-other-needed-materials/.

Official final transcripts are due by:

  • June 12th – for summer admission
  • August 1st – for fall admission
  • December 1st – for spring admission


Official Test Scores

Official test scores should be sent to the Graduate School – Reynolda Campus:

  • GRE Test Code:  5885
  • TOEFL Test Code:  B994
  • IELTS – reports will need to be mailed to be mailed to the Graduate School Brookstown Office address.

Additional information regarding test scores can be viewed at https://graduate.wfu.edu/admissions-required-tests/.

Official Test Scores are due by:

  • May 1st – for summer admission
  • August 1st – for fall admission
  • December 1st – for spring admission


Registration

Please access the following link to view information regarding registration:  https://graduate.wfu.edu/reynolda-campus-registration-procedures-2/.

NOTE:  Your application file will need to be complete (receipt of official final transcripts, official test scores and signed Honor Code Statement) before you will be able to register.  Please refer to your admission letter to view the official documents required for your file.  If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate School at gradschl@nullwfu.edu.



Technology At WFU
Visit the New Student Computing page where you will find all of your computing needs on one page:  https://is.wfu.edu/new-student-computing/.



Financial Aid

For questions regarding FAFSA or student loans, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at

(336) 758-5154 or gradfinaid@nullwfu.edu.



Cost of Attendance:



Student Financial Services

Wake Forest University uses an electronic billing system called the Deacon Electronic Account Center (DEAC) for all student accounts.  Log into WIN, access DEAC, click on “Online Bills” and then “Payment Profiles”.  Bills may be paid via eCheck through a secure Automated Clearinghouse (ACH).  If you have any questions about this process, please email sfs@nullwfu.edu or call Student Financial Services at 336-758-5234.  Additional information regarding DEAC is available on the Student Financial Services website at http://finance.wfu.edu/sfs.



Learning Assistance Center

Wake Forest University is an equal access institution which admits qualified applicants without regard to disability.  For additional information, please access the Learning Assistance Center at http://lac.wfu.edu/.



Housing

Wake Forest University owns properties within close proximity to the campus that are used for housing graduate students of WFU.  Our properties have been renovated with modern amenities and appliances.  Additional information can be viewed at http://properties.wfu.edu/graduate-housing.

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Parking

Any student who wishes to park a vehicle on a university parking lot must register that vehicle with the Parking and Transportation Office.

Vehicle registration for commuting students (graduate students) begins in early August.  First year students will not have the option for on campus permits.  Please view the following link where you will find options for Graduate Student Parking:  https://parking.wfu.edu/parking-info/student-parking-information/#graduate.

Information regarding the Wake Shuttle Service can be found at   https://parking.wfu.edu/ride-the-wake/.



International Students

After an offer of admission has been accepted, international students will be contacted by the Office of International Students and Scholars.  They will process the paperwork necessary to secure a visa.  For additional information, please access https://global.wfu.edu/iss/.



Air Travel to WFU

The nearest airport is the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) which is approximately a 30 minute car ride to WFU.  Taxi service is available at the airport through the following provider:  Triad Transportation.  You can find their contact information on their website and they have a customer service booth on the lower level of the airport near the baggage claim.  You may also use public transportation provided by the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART).  A shuttle bus runs from the airport to the PART Regional Hub where you may make a connection to the Winston-Salem terminal.  Once you arrive at the bus station in Winston-Salem you will need a taxi to take you to WFU and your lodgings (10 minutes).  Please note that while this is the most economic option, buses may not be immediately available on your arrival. You can check the schedule on the PART website here: PART Route 1 Schedule.

Although not recommended, we have had students arrive at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) which is approximately a 90 minute car ride to WFU. There are multiple shuttle services available but most have to be booked in advance including this one:  Charlotte to Winston-Salem.  You may also take a taxi from the airport to the Amtrak train station where you can purchase a ticket to the High Point station. There is shuttle transfer available from the High Point train station to the Winston-Salem bus terminal using the PART system.  Trains are on a limited schedule so make sure to check your times: Amtrak USA.



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