Wake Forest Early Decision for Fall 2022 Admission

Wake Forest University offers Early Decision but does not offer Early Action for freshman admissions.

The Early Decision 1 (ED1) deadline for Fall 2022 admission is November 15.

The Early Decision 2 (ED2) deadline for Fall 2022 admission is January 1.


. Last year, Wake Forest admitted 626 of the 2,047 applicants who applied early decision. The acceptance rate was 30.58%.

For more information visit the Wake Forest University page on College Confidential.

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Hey y’all! I submitted my ED stuff! Woohoo Wake! Go Deacs


On another note, has anyone heard back yet?

I haven’t yet – I applied in August (about 3 weeks ago).

Anyone hear back yet?

My D applied mid august. Haven’t heard back yet

no, I thought we would hear back tonight actually, but I didn’t get anything…

Hopefully next week!


Those of you waiting to hear back did you interview with WF?

Yeah, I interviewed August 26th and had all my checkmarks on September 8th


How was the interview? Any unusual questions? How long was it? Is WF still indicating a 6-8 week turnaround from when all green checkmarks/documents are in?

How do you see green checkmarks on your application? I applied over a month ago and everything was sent in. I also interviewed about a month ago. But whenever I log into my WFU application it just gives me a screen where I can upload a personal statement or a video. Are you all seeing something different on the WFU app or did you go through the Common App?

Hi! Has anyone heard back yet on their ED decision? If so, how did it take after you had all checkmarks?

Had all my checkmarks on 8/31 and haven’t heard back yet. Does anyone know how they let you know a decision? Is it mail, in your portal, in email?

I’m pretty sure that last year Wake sent you an email when your decision was posted to your portal, but it could change this year. I know that a few years ago they strictly did it by mail.

Thank you!

Hi there! it’s in my portal - they emailed me with a login to my portal after I submitted my application. Hope that helps!