June 27 Email to New Wake Forest Students

The following email was sent to incoming first-year students from the Office of Academic Advising.  Parents and family members may wish to be aware of these important deadlines.


Dear New WFU Student,

I hope you are enjoying your summer!  This is your next email installment from the Office of Academic Advising to provide information and remind you of upcoming deadlines.

  • It is hard to believe that this Monday is July 1!  Please make sure you have completed/submitted each of the following by July 1:

o   Course Preference Survey (CPS)

o   Health Information and Immunization Form

o   Technology@WFU

o   Deacon OneCard Photo

o   Housing and Dining Application

o   Any disabilities documentation as necessary

  • As some of you have already discovered, you can now log into WIN and look up your assigned registration time for Round I of registration by clicking “Check Your Holds & Registration Status” under Virtual Campus.  Round I of registration will take place July 8-12.
  • By now you should have received feedback from the Directed Self Placement (DSP) team. The DSP feedback provides guidance about which course might be best for you, but ultimately the choice of a first writing class is up to you.  If you have any questions, please contact dsp@nullwfu.edu.  The DSP team will be glad to talk to you if it would help.
  • Hopefully you have completed the Foreign Language Placement (FLP) test by now.  If you are continuing to have any technical issues with the FLP, please contact the HELP desk at help@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.HELP.  If you have any questions regarding placement or foreign language courses, please reach out to the appropriate contacts as listed here.
  • We are sorry that many of you have had problems with submission of AP/IB scores due to College Board schedules.  Don’t worry…you can still get credit for for these classes when the scores arrive.  Remember, though:  don’t register for a class for which you expect to get AP/IB credit, even if that credit does not yet appear on your transcript.  You do not want to take a class at WFU for which you will obtain AP or IB credit.
  • If you have not joined already, this is a reminder to follow WFUOrientation on Twitter and join the official Wake Forest University Class of 2017 Facebook group.  And don’t forget to “like” the Office of Academic Advising Facebook page, too:  this is a source of good information and another way to contact us.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Academic Advising with questions (336.758.3320 orundergraduateadvising@nullwfu.edu).  AND … If you would like to ask questions of a student adviser, emailAskAnSA@nullwfu.edu.

All the best,


Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Advising
Professor of Psychology


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If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem.  The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.

Orientation 2017 slide shows

Select slide shows from Orientation sessions are available online.