Academic Resources

Whether you’re looking for a little help with your fundamentals, trying to secure the right tools for success or even hoping to fine-tune the areas in which you already excel, this Forest is overflowing with ways to supplement your classwork and hone your academic skills.

These resources exist to encourage you, challenge you and support you along the path that leads to the realization of your full potential. Seek them out early and often, as they can ensure your success in the classroom and enhance your intellectual growth across your entire Wake Forest journey — and beyond.


Office of Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising (OAA) strives to help students achieve their potential as whole persons. Toward this end, academic counselors provide caring and timely individual guidance, connect students with resources, help students form relationships within the Wake Forest community, promote personal responsibility and encourage an intentional personal journey. OAA assists students in choosing courses and making decisions, both inside and outside of the classroom, that reflect thoughtfulness, exploration, open-mindedness, creativity, appropriate risk-taking and willingness to learn from challenges. The OAA also monitors student academic progress, aiming to intervene as early and proactively as possible when problems arise.

OAA offers students the opportunity to meet with an academic counselor one-on-one while respecting privacy and confidentiality. Students are welcome to stop by Reynolda Hall 125 — Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. — to see a counselor, or make an appointment in advance by calling 336.758.3320. Walk-in hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily for brief requests or concern. Visit advising.wfu.edu.

Math Center

The Math Center offers free peer tutoring for Wake Forest students enrolled in classes in the department of mathematics and statistics. Assistance is available in one-on-one or group sessions. Students may reserve one appointment per day and two appointments per week by going to the Math Center website and following the link to the Math Center Appointment Planner, MathCAP. Students may also request recurring appointments for the semester, which will schedule the student to meet with the same tutor at the same time and same day each week. Students who do not have an appointment may drop by the Math Center, Manchester 364, to see when a tutor is available or may attend a group study session. Math Center hours, the link to MathCAP and the study session schedule are available on our website at college.wfu.edu/mathcenter.

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers students a relaxed and welcoming place to discuss writing and the writing process with trained peer tutors. The Writing Center is staffed by undergraduate and graduate students; these tutors ask questions to help students discover what they want to say — effectively. Because everyone writes differently, tutors tailor their assistance to meet each student’s needs. Students may make appointments online, by phone or by visiting the Writing Center in Z. Smith Reynolds Library 426. The center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. college.wfu.edu/writingcenter

Office of the University Registrar

The Office of the University Registrar functions as an academic service office to the Wake Forest community, managing registration for classes, keeping the academic records for the University and overseeing the security and privacy of these records. The University Registrar will announce important academic dates and the details of academic procedures throughout the year. The office is located in Reynolda Hall 110. For other academic services provided, visit registrar.wfu.edu.

The Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services (LAC-DS)

The LAC-DS provides academic counseling and peer tutoring. Academic counseling focuses on familiarizing the student with study, time management and organizational strategies that enable successful learning at the college level. A peer tutoring program offers students individual or group tutoring in many courses, including foreign languages. Peer tutors are available primarily for divisional classes. The LAC-DS also coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities. Find us in Reynolda Hall 118. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. lac.wfu.edu

Chemistry Center

Located in Winston 38. Visit college.wfu.edu/chemistry/ChemistryCenter.

Computer Science Center

Located in Manchester Hall 229, Monday through Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Visit college.wfu.edu/cs/cs-center.

Biology Center

Located in Winston Hall, Sunday through Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. Contact the biology department for more details.