June 5 email

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dear (Name),

I hope this email finds you well, and enjoying the final days of your high school career, or early days of summer.  Many of you should have already received your copy of Forestry 101, and I hope you are taking the opportunity to browse its contents. Remember that the information in Forestry 101 is also available on newstudents.wfu.edu.

This email has information about Project Wake, the Wake Forest University marching band, and important reminders regarding things you need to do in the coming weeks before registering for classes during the week of July 16th. All previous emails can be found HERE.


Wake Forest has a long tradition of incoming students engaging in a common reading or academic project.  Take some time to review information about this year’s project, the list of 2018 summer reading options, and instructions for signing up HERE.  This will be an exciting opportunity to participate in a discussion led by a Wake Forest faculty or staff member and to meet other new students interested in the same book. Check out this VIDEO and our Project Wake website to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black Marching Band invites all interested students to join for the 2018-2019 season. If you have previously played a band instrument or participated in a band auxiliary unit, we would love to have you join us this year. Prior marching experience is beneficial but NOT required. For band information, email Dr. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands, at bowenck@nullwfu.edu.


1) The Directed Self-Placement (DSP): The prompt and readings for the Directed Self-Placement for Writing became available on Thursday, May 24th. Instructions were sent to your WFU email address on Thursday, May 24th. You can learn more about the purpose and process behind the DSP via the following link and you should direct questions about the DSP to dsp@nullwfu.edu.

2) Check your registration time in your WIN account.  The Office of the University Registrar sent an email today (Tuesday, June 5th) to your WFU email address with specific information and instructions regarding the registration process.

3) Internet Access During the Week of July 16-20.  If you will not have internet access during the entire week of July 16-20, please contact the Office of Academic Advising immediately so we can assist you in registering at your assigned time.

4) AP and IB scores: Request that your AP and IB scores be submitted to Wake Forest by Friday, June 15th. (The scores do not have to arrive at Wake Forest by this date, but you need to make the request of College Board/IB Program Coordinator that they be sent.) See registrar.wfu.edu/academic/ap for more information.

5) The Foreign Language Placement (FLP) Test: Complete this test as soon as you can, and no later than Friday, July 13th, for any foreign language you studied in high school, unless you will receive qualifying AP/IB credit.  If your native language is not English, you might be exempt. Additional information about the FLP test, including exemption, may be found HERE.

6) Consider Living Learning Communities (LLCs): In preparation for the Writing Course Survey (instructions will be sent to your WFU email address on Friday, June 22nd, due Friday, July 6th), read about WFU’s exciting Living Learning Communities (LLCs).  In the Writing Course Survey, students who would like to make strong community connections in an academic setting during their first semester can request to be part of an LLC. If you are in an LLC, you would live in residence halls with other first-year students, but classmates are assigned to the same residence hall and engage in class and residential events designed to deepen your learning and foster a sense of community. Although the LLC course instructor does not live in the residence hall with students, they will serve as a teacher, mentor, and event facilitator for the class. Often, but not always, the LLC course instructor serves as the adviser. Contact the Office of Academic Advising if you have any questions about LLCs.

These and other steps to prepare for registration (which will come later this summer) are summarized on New Student Website’s Planning for Registration Page. If you have any questions as you think about course choices for the fall, be sure to review Foresty 101, p. 111- 114, schedule a June phone advising session, or contact the Office of Academic Advising via email or phone at 336.758.3320.


We look forward to having you join us on campus in August!


Dean Buchanan