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Information for Accepted Students

Admissions Deposit

A $500 non-refundable admissions deposit is required to hold your place in the class.  Your deposit must be received in the International Programs Office by the commitment date specified on your acceptance letter.

 Visa Requirements

The Wake Forest University Center for International Studies provides assistance with the visa process. You should read and make yourself familiar with the information found here: http://global.wfu.edu/iss/info/. This page offers information on the requirements of visiting on the F-1 visa, including the guidelines for arriving and living in the US, F-2 dependent visas, and most importantly, the mandates of the visa regarding health insurance.

You will also be required to fill out a Certificate of Finances indicating that you have the funds necessary to cover tuition and living expenses for the length of your stay. This document requires an explanation of the sources of your funding and supporting documents and signatures from those sources.

Check-In Requirement

            While there is no formal Orientation, you are required to check-in with the Office of International Programs at least 3 business days before the start of classes. During this meeting you will be given important information needed to begin your participation in the program.  You will also have a tour of the school and have a chance to ask any questions you may have. We ask that you call +1-336-758-6116 or email Tanya Madenyika at madenytb@wfu.edu in advance to schedule this appointment.

University Usernames

Upon receipt of your $500 admissions deposit, the University will generate an email with an invitation and instructions on claiming your username and password, necessary for email, registration, and other purposes. This invitation is time restrictive. You must complete the instructions within ten days of receipt of the email. If your personal email address has changed, please let us know as soon as possible.

Immunization Records

Records of inoculations are required before the first day of classes. You will received more information on this University requirement in your admissions documentation, but a list of required vaccines can be found here: http://shs.wfu.edu/services/vaccines/. Any missing vaccinations can be acquired in the Student Health Center once you have arrived.

Health Insurance

All international students with F or J visas will be required to have health insurance as a condition of enrollment.  International students with F or J visas will not have the option to opt out of the Student Blue plan offered through WFU unless they are covered by a plan reviewed and approved by the University based on the minimum criteria. More information on the Student Health Insurance Program, please visit http://sip.studentlife.wfu.edu/. To have your plan reviewed for possible waiver, email your policy to studentinsurance@wfu.edu.

 WFU Identification Card

Once you have your WFU username and password, please upload a photograph of yourself for the Deacon OneCard Office at http://go.wfu.edu/submitphoto.  The photograph will be used for your student ID card (Deacon OneCard).  Please use a color photo with clear shot of your face. Be sure that you are the only person in the photo and that you are not wearing a hat or sunglasses. You will receive your Deacon OneCard during your Check-In appointment.

Computing Requirements

Please see http://technology.law.wfu.edu/computer-requirements/ in order to determine what laptop software and hardware are necessary for attending classes and taking exams.


            There are many affordable apartments available within a two-mile radius of the campus.  A typical one-bedroom apartment will cost approximately $700 per month.  A two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is typically $950 or more per month.  While there will be more information on housing included in the documents that accompany your I-20 forms, you can explore several options on the following websites:

http://llm.law.wfu.edu/life/housing/ This includes apartments and houses for rent posted by members of the local community.

http://global.wfu.edu/iss/info/housing/wfu-properties/ Lists properties owned by the University. Therese are very popular and it is recommended that you reserve your housing early.

http://global.wfu.edu/iss/info/housing/apartments/ This list includes many local options, including furnished and unfurnished apartments and houses.