Acceptance Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance!

Checklist for New Students:

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  • Wake Information Network (WIN) Access

    Note:  If you are a WFU undergraduate who graduated in May and have been accepted for enrollment in Summer or Fall in an Arts & Sciences graduate program, you will be able to keep the same WFU email address.

    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 Wake Information Network (WIN). 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.

  • Official Final Transcripts and Test Scores

    Official final transcripts must be received directly from your university either as a hard copy or an official certified electronic transcript (e-transcript).  E-transcripts must be delivered from a credential service such as Parchment or Student Clearing House. Official transcripts must include your degree information and date conferred.

    Mailing Address:

    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Wake Forest University
    PO Box 7487
    Winston-Salem, NC 27109

    Email electronic transcripts to:

    All Other Programs:

    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

    Official final transcripts are due by:

    • June 1 – for summer admission
    • August 1 – for fall admission
    • December 1 – for spring admission

    Official Test Scores

    Official test scores should be sent to the Graduate School:

    • GRE Test Code:  5885
    • TOEFL Test Code:  B994
    • IELTS E-Delivery – Account Name:  Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    Additional information regarding test scores can be viewed at

    Official Test Scores are due by:

    • June 1 – for summer admission
    • August 1 – for fall admission
    • December 1 – for spring admission
  • 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 Please upload your completed form to your Student Health Portal. If you have any difficulty uploading, you can email it to When your Health Information and Immunization form is received, clinical staff at Student Health Service will check and verify your documentation and contact you if there are any questions.

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

    • May 1 – for summer admission
    • July 1 – for fall admission
    • December – 1 for spring admission
  • 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. Students must enroll or waive out of the health insurance by August 31, 2022.

    Students who are employed by the University and enrolled in Student Blue may opt to have their premiums deducted from their wages in eight equal payments. Students who decide on this option must fill out the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form and submit it to Student Financial Services.

    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

  • Course Registration

    Please access the following link to view information regarding registration:

  • 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

  • Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS)

    Wake Forest University is an equal access institution which admits qualified applicants without regard to disability.  For additional information, please access the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success at CLASS.

  • Student Identification Card

    All new students are required to submit their photo to the Deacon OneCard Office by accessing the Deacon OneCard Online Portal at  You will need to login via Single Sign On with your WFU credentials.  Please be advised that you may not be able to log in for up to 2 days after receiving your username and password credentials. 

    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.

    Deacon OneCard photos should be submitted by:

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

    Please contact the Deacon OneCard Office if you have any questions or need assistance:
    Additional information can be viewed at

  • Student Wellness and Fee

    The Wellness fee will be included in the total cost of attendance for all full-time Reynolda Campus graduate and professional students. Graduate students may opt to have the fee waived online through the Wake Information System (WIN).  Graduate students who elect to opt out of the Wellness fee will not have access to campus wellness, recreation and fitness facilities, equipment and related programs, such as intramurals and club sports. For more information about what is included with the Wellness fee or how to opt out and deadlines visit: Campus Recreation – Wellness.

  • Computer Requirements and Technology at WFU

    We expect all incoming graduate students to arrive on campus with a personal laptop computer.

    Please visit the Graduate School Computer Requirements page to learn more.

    Technology at WFU

    Visit the New Student Computing page where you will find all of your computing needs on one page:

  • Students Receiving Assistantships

    Federal Law requires every employer who hires individuals for employment in the U.S. to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. You will be required to present original, valid and unexpired acceptable documentation to support this process before your first day of employment. More information about acceptable documentation can be found on the USCIS website. You will be receiving additional communications from Human Resources regarding your next steps in this process.

Additional Information:

  • 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 or call Student Financial Services at 336-758-5234.  Additional information regarding DEAC is available on the Student Financial Services website at

  • Financial Aid and Cost of Attendance

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

    (336) 758-5154 or

    Cost of Attendance:

  • 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

    Other website you may want to access:

  • Parking

    Any student who wishes to park a vehicle on a university parking lot must register that vehicle with Transportation and Parking Services.Information regarding vehicle registration will be added in the summer.

    Information regarding the Wake Shuttle Service can be found at

  • 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:  Arch Angel Transit Inc. You can find their contact information on their website.  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.

    Ride sharing is another option:

    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.