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Office of Academic Advising
Reynolda Hall, Suite 125


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Wake Forest dedicates itself to fostering “habits of mind that ask ‘why,’ that evaluate evidence, that are open to new ideas, that attempt to understand and appreciate the perspectives of others, that accept complexity and grapple with it, that admit error, and that pursue truth.” Advising at Wake Forest reflects this vision, and aspires to encourage students on a personal journey—one in which courses chosen and decisions made both inside and outside of the classroom are intentional, and reflect exploration, open-mindedness, creativity, appropriate risk-taking, and willingness to learn from challenges.

In early August, you will be assigned a Lower Division Adviser and a Student Adviser. Although you will be registered for fall classes prior to this assignment, many other academic advising resources are available to you over the summer as you prepare for registration. Your Lower Division Adviser will be available during Orientation to review your schedule with you.

Lower Division Advisers

The Lower Division Adviser is a member of the faculty or staff who provides guidance during and between registration periods until you declare a major, typically throughout your first and second years. A face-to-face meeting with the adviser is required before all registration periods except the first. Students are encouraged to arrange additional meetings at any time to seek advice or assistance.

Student Advisers

Your Student Adviser is a current student who is trained to provide mentorship, and will work with your Lower Division Adviser. Both will be available to assist you with your transition to Wake Forest.

Professional Advising Staff

In addition to your Lower Division Adviser and your Student Adviser, Academic Counselors in the Office of Academic Advising can assist with advising needs. Pre-professional advisers for Pre-Health, Pre-Allied Health, Pre-Law, and Pre-Engineering are also available.

Questions? We have people for that.

Over the summer, you can contact an Academic Counselor with your questions. Academic counselors can be reached by contacting the Office of Academic Advising.

If you want to contact a trained Student Adviser (SA), email . Student Advisers will hold advising chat sessions, via Google Chat. Add “askanSA” to your WFU Google Chat contact list.

Google Chat sessions:

  • July 7 (Sunday) 6-10 p.m. EST
  • July 8-11 6-8 p.m. EST