Seeking Help with Academics

We asked parents of rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to think back to their student’s freshmen year and what they wish they had known.  Their advice is below.


Students should take full advantage of the resources offered if they are struggling in a class.  Those who do use all the resources available will do very well in their classes.

Remind them that EVERYONE needs tutoring from time to time and they should not be embarrassed to get help.

Encourage your Deac to reach out to his/her student advisor for questions not only on academics but social life and involvement . My daughter’s was just great .


[Editorial note:  The comments have been minimally edited and grouped together for coherence.  In come cases, comments were combined with others.  When we had parents responding with the same advice, we repeated it for emphasis.  In the event a parent offered advice that ran counter to what Wake Forest advises, it was not included.  These comments represent the views of the parent commentators, not the views of the Office of Family Engagement (formerly Parent Programs office) or Wake Forest.]