June 27 Weekly Update for Incoming WFU Families

Dear parents and families of incoming students,

Looking ahead to your Deacs’ arrival in August, we want to draw your attention to a few key items this week:

  • Fall tuition notification will be issued July 6th (due to the 4th of July holiday on Monday); this means the bill will be visible to third-party payers in DEAC. Please note that tuition must be paid by August 1; see payment methods.
    • Important: if your Deac has not made you a third-party payer yet, please encourage them to do so (it’s to their benefit to have someone else see when bills are due!)
  • Registration for fall classes begins at your student’s assigned time ticket – which is accessible in the registration portal – on July 6th. This can be a high-stress time for students, and it is easy for families and loved ones to feel that stress too. Here are a few tips that we hope might make this process easier:
    • Let your students take the lead on researching classes to take, and what they sign up for.
    • Urge them to use the resources from Wake Forest when they have questions or need help. Those Wake Forest staff have expertise and broad understanding of our requirements, which positions them to best assist our students.
    • Help your student be open to alternatives: classes at a different day or time than they hoped, or with a different faculty member. Make sure your student is aware of the Course Completion Checklist and understands that they have options when it comes to completing divisional requirements.
    • Remind them to trust the process. Things have a way of working out in the end – and there will be a drop/add period if they want to make changes.
    • There are ample academic resources on the New Students website related to registration; urge your Deacs to read through all of the Planning for Registration information, as well as the Class Registration page

Tons of great things await our new Deacs!

Since Monday is a holiday, we’ll be back next Tuesday with our regularly-scheduled message for P’26 families. In case you missed last week’s message, you can view our archive here.

With best wishes,

Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (‘92, MA ‘94)
Executive Director of Family Communications

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