Academic Advising

A Tour Guide To Your Future.

As expressed in the University’s Statement of Purpose, 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 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.

All incoming students will have the opportunity to schedule individual advising sessions in June via phone or in person. See our June Advising Hours.



Phone: 336.758.3320
Fax: 336.758.4548

P.O. Box 7225, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Reynolda Hall 125


Lower-Division Advisers

The lower-division adviser is a member of the faculty or staff who provides academic guidance and support. Your lower-division adviser will be available during New Deac Week 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 round 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.

Student Advisers

Your student adviser is a current student who is trained to provide academic guidance and 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 mid-August. You will be assigned a lower-division adviser and a student adviser in mid-August.

Professional Advising Staff

In addition to your lower-division adviser and your student adviser, academic counselors in the Office of Academic Advising can assist with advising needs, exceptions and any other academic concern. All incoming students will have the opportunity to schedule individual advising sessions in June via phone or in person. See our June Advising Hours.

Walk-in hours daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in 125 Reynolda Hall.

Pre-Professional Advisers

Pre-professional advisers for the health professions (medical, dental, veterinary medicine, PA, PT, nursing, etc.), pre-law, pre-engineering, pre-business and pre-graduate school are also available to meet with you. Visit

Note the 2018–19 academic calendar

It contains important dates regarding holidays, exams, add/drop deadlines, second part-of-term, etc. Copy these dates into your calendar now; you are expected to be present on all dates when the college is in session through your last exam.

Do not schedule travel until you know your class and exam schedule!