Admissions: Application Fee, Waivers, & Deadlines

For full consideration submit ALL application material by the appropriate application deadline. Refer to the individual Academic Program website for additional program information.  All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible in order to allow the maximum amount of time for the review process.

Spring 2022

The following programs on the Reynolda Campus offer spring admission with an application deadline of October 1st for international students and November 1st for domestic students.

  • Bioethics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling (on-line programs only)
  • Interpreting and Translation Studies Certificate Progrms
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Sustainability – MA and Certificate

Summer 2022

The following programs on the Reynolda Campus offer programs beginning in the summer semester:

January 15: Education
March 1: Counseling (online programs only)
April 15: Documentary Film
Liberal Studies
May 1: Bioethics Certificate
Sustainability – MDiv/MA and JD/MA

Fall 2022 – PhD Programs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

December 15th

Review of PhD applications will begin on December 15th and will continue until positions are filled.

Fall 2022 – Masters Programs

The deadline to submit a complete application for the following masters programs is January 15th.  Most programs will continue to consider applications until all slots have been filled.

January 15th:    

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling (On Campus)
  • Education
  • English (for priority consideration)
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies

The following programs have rolling admissions or extended application deadlines while openings remain.  Please access the individual program websites for additional information.

  • Bioethics
  • Communication
  • Counseling (Online Programs Only)
  • English
  • Interpreting and Translation Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Sustainability (MA and Certificate)

The application fee is payable by credit card.  Payment of the application fee is required in order to submit an application and is required with each application for admission you submit. Payment instructions are located at the end of the application process.

Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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WFU Tuition Concession

If you or your spouse are employed by WFU, please go to the Human Resources Benefits page for more information regarding a possible concession: HR Tuition Concession.

Please notify the Graduate School at the time of application if you qualify for the tuition concession benefit.

Privacy and Refund Policy

Wake Forest University is committed to protecting your privacy. Information you provide us is used solely to process your payment. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

Application fee waivers are available for the following groups of domestic applicants:

Based on Program Participation

If you have participated in one of the programs below within the last two years, you are eligible for an application fee waiver. The application fee waiver selection is located in the payment section of the online application.

NOTE: If you elect to request an application fee waiver during the submission process, you will be unable to re-enter your application to make a credit card payment at a later date.

Contact your director/coordinator to request a letter verifying your participation in the program and the dates of your participation. The letter may be sent via email or hard copy from the authorizing official to the appropriate Graduate School Office.

Based on Financial Need

We also offer waivers to applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program if they are able to demonstrate significant financial need (recipient of Federal Pell Grant, or NC Education Lottery Scholarship). You may contact your financial aid officer or the university registrar to request a letter verifying your financial need, or a copy of your financial award letter.

The letter may be sent via email or hard copy from the authorizing official to the Graduate School Office based on the master program or PhD Track to which you are making application.