Registration for fall classes will take place over the summer. The Office of the University Registrar will notify you in early June via WFU Google Mail when your registration date and time have been assigned. This section will introduce you to the process of registration. Your registration will occur in several phases.

On June 16, you will receive a Writing Course Survey. Please complete this survey and submit it by June 23. This brief survey will help us determine which first-year writing course is the best fit for you. The staff of the Office of Academic Advising will use this information to register you for your first-year writing course before you begin your own registration. Most new students will take a writing-intensive class during the fall, but if you have AP or IB credit for WRI 111, you may wait until spring semester to take your FYS 100 class.


Phone: 336.758.5207
Fax: 336.758.6056

P.O. Box 7207, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Reynolda Hall 110

At your designated registration time on July 24, you will be permitted to log into WIN and access registration. You will be allowed to register for up to (and including) 12 hours. Please note that these 12 hours will include the 3 or 4 hours of credit assigned to the writing course already on your schedule. Access to registration will be available to you from July 24 through July 28. Beginning July 29, your access to registration will be closed.

Please visit to receive step-by-step instructions.

The professional advising staff will craft the remainder of your fall class schedule based on your responses to the Course Preference Survey. You will be able to view your fall class schedule beginning August 21. You will not be permitted to make any adjustments until the first day of class.

Wake Information Network (WIN)

WIN is your one-stop source for accessing Wake Forest online services and resources. Most of your academic services are under VirtualCampus in WIN. You can use WIN to track how each of your credits is applied to your degree, to view your midterm and final grades, to view the schedule of classes each term, to register for class and to view your class schedule.


You can register beginning at your assigned time, and you will be permitted to make changes until the end of self-registration —July 28 at 11:15 p.m. EDT

Important Dates

Notification email from the Office of the University Registrar

Writing Course Survey due

JULY 24—28

Course Preference Survey due

Schedule viewable on WIN

Drop/add begins

Here Are Some Common Registration Add Errors

Class Restriction

Course or section is restricted to students in a particular classification (e.g., first-year, sophomore, junior).

Your classification level must be the same as the course at the time you take it. Restrictions are listed following the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin.


Course has corequisite; you must be registered for both.

Corequisites are listed in the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin (as indicated with a “C”). Select both corequisites simultaneously, and register for them at the same time.

Missing Prerequisite and/or Test Score

Prerequisite or placement test score is missing or insufficient to register for the course.

Prerequisites are listed in the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin (as indicated with a “P”). Make sure all AP/IB and prior college credits have been received by WFU and are visible on your academic transcript.

Time Conflict

Course conflicts with another registered class.

Find another class that meets at a different time.

Duplicate Course

Course is the same as another registered course.

Register for a different course.

Maximum Hours Exceeded

Maximum hours for that registration round will be exceeded with addition of the class.

Make adjustments to schedule.

Cannot exceed the limit established for the registration round.

Instructor Signature

Permission of instructor is required to register for class.

Seek permission of instructor. Contact department for more information.

Closed Section

Section is at maximum capacity.

Register for another course.


Reserved seating for entry term is at maximum capacity.

Register for another course.

What do all of these all of these abbreviations mean?

(understanding each column, left to right)

Open Box: Class is potentially open for you to register

C: Class is closed

CRN: Course Reference Number (Each class has its own unique number.)

Subj: Academic department

CRSE: Course number

Sec: Courses, like ECN 150, have multiple sections

Cred: Credit hours

Title: Name of course

Days: Days the class meets (for example, TR means a Tuesday & Thursday class.)

Time: Time the class meets

Cap: Total capacity of the class

Act: Number of seats already taken

Rem: Number of seats remaining

WL Cap: Total capacity of the waiting list for the class

WL Act: Total number of seats taken on the waiting list

WL Rem: Total number of seats remaining on the waiting list

Instructor: Name of instructor

Date: Beginning and ending dates of the class

Location: Building and room number

Attribute: List course attributes (This column will indicate whether the course fulfills certain requirements or if it counts toward certain programs.)