Admissions: Application Fees & Deadlines

  • 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.


    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 Certificates and MA – Chinese Track
    • Liberal Studies
    • Physics – MS (check website for openings)
    • Sustainability – MA and Certificate
    • Statistics


    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 – PhD Programs in Biology and Chemistry

    December 15th

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

    Fall 2023 – PhD Program in Physics

    January 15th

    Fall – 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)
    • 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)
    • Education
    • English
    • Interpreting and Translation Studies
    • Liberal Studies
    • Sustainability (MA and Certificate)
  • Application Fee

    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.

    Wake Forest University reserves the right to change any of its website Privacy or Refund Policies at any time.

    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.

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