As stated in the College’s mission, 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 attribute to the mission of Wake Forest College, 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. Your Lower Division Adviser will be available during Orientation to review your schedule with you. Until you declare a major, your Lower Division Adviser will guide and support you during and between registration periods except the first, this summer. A face-to-face meeting with your 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.
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. Your Student Adviser will reach out to you via WFU Google Mail in August.
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 (medical, dental, veterinary medicine), Pre-Allied Health (PA, PT, nursing, etc.), Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Business, Pre-Professional Advisers and Pre-Graduate School are also available.
Questions? We have people for that.
Over the summer (May-August), you can contact academic counselors in the Office of Academic Advising with questions. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 758-3320.
You can also contact a trained student adviser by emailing askanSA@nullwfu.edu. In addition to answering emails, student advisers will hold advising chat sessions via Google Chat. Add “askanSA” to your WFU Google Chat contact list.
Google Chat sessions:
- July 12 (Sunday) 6-10 pm EDT
- July 13-16 6-8pm EDT