Seeking Help with Academics

We asked current students to think back to their freshmen year and what they wish they had known.  Their advice is below.


If you need help or have a question, go to your professor.

See a tutor or get writing help as soon as possible.

Seek help before you need it.

Ask for help when you need it. That’s never been something I like doing but I found it made a tremendous difference to reach out to classmates and even professors a couple times when I felt lost.


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