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May 28 Email from the Office of Academic Advising

Dear [student’s name]

I hope this email finds you well, and enjoying the final days of your high school careers or early days of summer!  We trust you have received your copy ofForestry 101 and are enjoying browsing its contents!  Remember that the information in Forestry 101 is also available on newstudents.wfu.edu and athttp://wfu.tizrapublisher.com/forestry-101/.

Today’s email has information about Project Wake, the WFU marching band, and important reminders of some things you need to do in upcoming weeks to be ready to register during the week of July 18. (All previous emails can be found at http://newstudents.wfu.edu/parents/communications-to-students-from-the-office-of-academic-advising/ ).

PROJECT WAKE: CITIZENSHIP
As you will know if you’ve already read Forestry 101, Wake Forest has a long tradition of incoming students engaging in a common reading or academic project. Please go to http://newstudents.wfu.edu/summer-academic-project/ to view information about this year’s project, the list of 2016 summer reading options, and instructions for signing up. This will be an exciting opportunity to participate in a discussion led by a Wake Forest faculty or staff member and to meet other new students interested in the same book. Don’t miss out!

ANYONE PLAY A BAND INSTRUMENT?
The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black Marching Band invites all students interested in membership to join for the 2016-2017 season.  If you have previously played a band instrument or participated in a band auxiliary unit, we would love to have you join us this year. Prior marching experience is beneficial but NOT required. For band information e-mail Dr. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands, at bowenck@nullwfu.edu.

STEPS TO PREPARE FOR FALL REGISTRATION
1) The Directed Self-Placement (DSP):  The prompt and readings for the Directed Self-Placement for Writing will be posted on June 1 athttp://college.wfu.edu/writingprogram/directed-self-placement.  You can learn more about the purpose and process behind the DSP at any time at this same link. The DSP is due June 10.  Please direct questions about the DSP todsp@nullwfu.edu.
2) By June 10, request that the AP and IB scores be submitted to Wake Forest.  See http://newstudents.wfu.edu/planning-for-registration/incoming-credits/.
3) The Course Preference Survey (CPS):  You will receive an email with a link to this survey on June 15. This survey will walk you through the information and decisions you need to be able to complete the first round of registration during the week of July 18. IMPORTANT: Although you should start working on the CPS as soon as possible, do not submit it until after you have completed Round I of registration.  It is due July 22.
4) The Foreign Language Placement (FLP) Test:  take this test for any foreign language you studied in high school.  If your native language is not English might be exempt.  See http://newstudents.wfu.edu/planning-for-registration/foreignlanguage/.
5) In your housing application, you are asked about interest in WFU’s excitingLiving -Learning Communities (LLCs).  Students in these LLCs live in the same residence halls as all other first-year students, but they share a First-Year Seminars or Writing Seminar with other students from that residence hall.  In LLCs, you will engage in activities and events designed to create a sense of community as well as deepen your learning.  Sometimes the professor serves as lower-division adviser to students in the class, and sometimes the class meets in the residence hall.  Contact me (buchanan@nullwfu.edu) by June 24 if you have any questions about the LLCs.

These steps to prepare for registration are also summarized athttp://newstudents.wfu.edu/planning-for-registration/.  As you think about course choices for the fall, if you have any questions, please see the many ways you can contact us for help in Foresty 101, p. 72 or athttp://newstudents.wfu.edu/advising/ (bottom of page, section titled “Questions?  We have people for that.”).

Finally, just a quick reminder about upcoming deadlines (all listed with appropriate links at http://newstudents.wfu.edu/).

By June 1
o   Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (optional)
 By June 10
o   Directed Self-Placement Assessment
o   Contact College Board to submit AP scores
o   Submit IB scores
o   Submit Housing and Dining application

Please also remember to:
o   Authorize Third-Party Payers on DEACaccount  (http://finance.wfu.edu/sfs/deac)

Please contact us at 336.758.3320 or undergraduateadvising@nullwfu.edu if you have any questions!  And if you would like to ask questions of a student adviser, you can email AskAnSA@nullwfu.edu.
If you have not done so already, remember to follow @WFUOrientation on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WFUOrientation), and request to join the official Wake Forest University Class of 2020 Facebook group at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/604096573082573/.

Have a great weekend, and for those of you in the U.S., Happy Memorial Day.

Dean Buchanan