Admissions FAQs

  • When is the application deadline?

    The application deadline for most programs of study is January 15th.  For a complete listing of application deadlines, please visit the following website:

  • How do I check on the status of my application?

    Applicants may check on the status of their application by logging back into their online account and viewing the “Application Details” panel.

  • How do I submit the required supplemental material?

    The on-line application process allows applicants to attach all supplemental application documents (i.e. personal statements, resume/CV, test reports, unofficial transcripts, etc.) to their application prior to submission.

  • What institutional code do I use to order test reports?

    Please visit the following web page for a list of institutional codes to be used when ordering test reports. IELTS reports do not require an institutional code, only the institution’s name.

  • May I apply to more then one program of study?

    Yes. The Graduate School allows you to apply to multiple programs of study, however a complete application is required for each program including the payment of the application fee.

  • How do I apply to a dual degree program?

    The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers the following dual degree programs in association with the other professional schools of WFU:

    – MD/PhD
    – MD/MS

    Initial application for the MD/PhD program is through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

    Admission to the MD/MA in Bioethics and the MD/MS in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences are made by submitting a separate application to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences after receiving admission to the School of Medicine.

    –  PhD/MBA

    Students wishing to enroll in this combined program will be required to submit a separate application to the School of Business after advancement to PhD candidacy and with permission of the PhD program director.

    –  JD/MA in Bioethics
    –  JD/MA in Religion
    JD/MA (Sustainability)

    Separate applications must be submitted to the School of Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for consideration in the JD/MA programs.

    –  MDiv/MA in Bioethics
    –  MDiv/MA in Counseling
    –  MDiv/MAEd
    –  MDiv/MA in Sustainability

    Separate applications must be submitted to the School of Divinity and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for consideration in the MDiv/MA and MDiv/MAEd programs.

  • Do you have an interview weekend?

    The Graduate School hosts a Biomedical Sciences PhD Interview Weekend during the month of February each year. Invitations to attend this invitation weekend will be emailed to selected applicants starting mid-December.

    Although not required of all students, personal interviews are encouraged and may be specified as a requirement for some academic programs. For more information, contact the director and/or recruiter.

  • May I visit the university and meet with faculty in my program of interest?

    All applicants are welcome to visit the university whenever possible. If you are planning on visiting, please contact the program office to help facilitate the arrangements and to set up interviews.

  • When may I expect to receive a decision on my application?

    Academic programs generally will start the notification process by early February and will continue through mid May. Applicants are encourage to keep in contact with academic program directors/recruiters throughout the application process. These individuals are a vital source of information regarding the evaluation process, review committee meetings, and the status of your application. Status notifications are also available online. You may log back into your application at any time to view any status communications using your PIN and Password from any computer with Internet access.

  • How do I apply for financial assistance (scholarships, assistantships, fellowships)?

    Applications to PhD Tracks in the biomedical sciences located on the Bowman Gray campus are automatically considered for a full tuition scholarship and stipend for living expenses. All applicants to master’s programs may be considered for some scholarship support.

    Applicants to programs on the Reynolda campus are also considered for financial assistance with no additional forms required.

  • How do I apply for student loans?

    Bowman Gray campus applicants, for information on financial aid and how to apply for student loans please visit this website:

    Reynolda campus applicants, please visit the Financial Aid webpage for instructions and forms