Transfer Student Checklist

Transferring to the Forest

Making the transition to the Forest.

Academic Counselors from the Office of Academic Advising will contact transfer students via their Wake Forest email to schedule a time to assist with fall registration. This heavily depends on transfer students’ timely submission of transfer credit requests through the transfer credit portal and their subsequent approvals.

WIN → Virtual Campus → Your Student Records → Transfer Credit Evaluation

Although transfer students should familiarize themselves with the registration portal, they will not need to participate in self-registration during the summer; rather they should work closely with their assigned Academic Counselor.


Transfer Student Housing

Please be sure to visit the Transfer Student Housing page for information from the Office of Residence Life & Housing.


May 2023

DescriptionDue By/Available On

May 1

– Monday –

Deacon OneCard photo submission availableDue by: June 5
Housing and Dining Application availableDue by: July 1
Writing Course Decision Tool (Available; complete before you register for classes)

May 2

– Tuesday –

Activate your WFU Account and enable Google 2-Step Verification. Note: your password should not be shared with anyone, including your parents/family members.
Pre-Orientation Program applications availableDue by: June 30
Required health information and immunization forms available in your Student Health PortalDue by: July 1

May 5

– FRIDAY –

Foreign Language Placement Test availableDue by: July 1
ALEKS PPL Math assessment for CHM 111 and MTH 111 is availableDue by: July 2

May 13

– Saturday –

Check WIN for financial aid disbursement requirements

June 2023

DescriptionDue by/Available on

Early June

New Student Receptions

From early June to early August, receptions for new students and their families will be held across the country. The 2023 New Student Receptions will be offered virtually and also in person in selected local areas. We hope that every incoming family will join us at one of the virtual options (June 27 or July 17), and that you’ll also register for a local reception should one be offered in your area.

Registration is required so we can have an accurate count of attendees.

June 1

– Thursday –

Make sure that your parents/family members have verified their family record in Wake Network.
WakeWare laptops available for purchase online or in the Bookstore

June 5

– Monday –

Housing and Dining application dueAvailable: May 1
Deacon OneCard photo submission dueAvailable: May 1

June 6

– Tuesday –

Authorize Third-Party Payers on DEAC Account

June 20

– Tuesday –

Log into College Board and designate WFU as AP score recipient
Submit IB scores

June 27

– TUESDAY –

Attend a Virtual New Student Reception

June 30

– Friday –

Pre-Orientation registration closes (including Marching Band)

Pre-orientation programs are optional, but strongly encouraged.
Available: May 1

July 2023

DescriptionDue By/Available On

July 1

– Saturday –

Housing and Dining application dueAvailable: May 1
Required health information and immunization forms dueAvailable: May 2
Record your name in NameCoach
Fall Tuition Statement availableDue by: August 1
Disability-related housing and dining accommodations dueAvailable: May 1
Foreign Language Placement Test dueAvailable: May 5
Writing Course Decision Tool dueAvailable: May 1

July 2

– SUNDAY –

Complete ALEKS PPL Math assessment for CHM 111 and MTH 111Available: May 5

July 9

– SUNDAY –

Sign up for Project Wake

July 12

– WEDNESDAY –

Housing selection for students accepted & enrolled prior to June 1

July 15

– SATURDAY –

Student Health Insurance waiver/enrollment availableDue by: August 1

July 17

– MONDAY –

Attend Virtual New Student Reception

July 31

– Monday –

Housing assignments released (Sent to your WFU email)

August 2023

DescriptionAvailable on/Due by

August 1

– Tuesday –

Fall tuition due (Statement available on DEAC)Available: July 1
Submit disabilities documentation
Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver form dueAvailable: July 15
Social Belonging Online Program available (Sent to your WFU email)Due by: August 15
Hazing Prevention course availableDue by: August 28
Part 1 of the Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention Course (AlcoholEdu for College: Primary) available (Sent to your WFU email)Due by: August 28
Part 1 of the Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) available (Sent to your WFU email)Due by: August 28
Part 1 of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging course available (Sent to your WFU email)Due by: August 28
Register your car for a 2023-2024 parking permit (If applicable)

August 12

– Saturday –

Check WIN for any financial holds

August 15

– Tuesday –

Complete Social Belonging Online ProgramAvailable: August 1

August 16

– Wednesday –

Register your mobile phone with Wake Ready
Register your property with University Police
Download the WakeSafe app (strongly recommended)

August 18-19

– Friday & Saturday –

Move-in days: Pre-Orientation Program students only

Approved arrival date is dependent on the program and will be communicated by the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

August 23

– Wednesday –

MOVE-IN DAY
(Transfer students)

Move-in assistance is available from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and check-in is available from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Connect to the WFUWireless network (Log in with your WFU account)

August 23-27

– Wednesday/Sunday –

NEW DEAC WEEK
(New Student Orientation)

August 28

– Monday –

FALL 2023 CLASSES BEGIN
Complete the Hazing Prevention courseAvailable: August 1
Complete Part 1 of the Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention online course (AlcoholEdu for College: Primary) (Sent to your WFU email)Available: August 1
Complete Part 1 of the Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) (Sent to your WFU email)Available: August 1
Complete Part 1 of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging course (Sent to your WFU email)Available: August 1

Fall in the Forest

New students cannot learn everything about what it takes to have a successful college experience in a few days before the semester even starts. Therefore, new student orientation programming continues through the fall. In this way, you can continue to learn while you are experiencing what it is actually like to be a student at Wake Forest.

Your To-Do List

  • Complete Part 2 of the Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention Online Course (AlcoholEdu for College: Primary) (Available 45 days after completion of Part 1. Deadline is October 25th.) This will be sent to your WFU email.
  • Complete Part 2 of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Course (Available 45 days after completion of Part 1. Deadline is October 25th.) This will be sent to your WFU email.