Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations on your admission!

What’s next? As you prepare to enroll, use the checklist below to ensure that you fully onboard as a Wake Div student!

Before You Pre-Register for Courses


Pay Your Deposit

Confirm your admission and intention to enroll by submitting the $150 admissions deposit by the date indicated in your scholarship offer letter. You can pay your admissions deposit using the enrollment deposit link on your application status page.

Fall Admission: by date on scholarship offer Spring Admission: by date on scholarship offer

Claim Your DeacNet Account

After your deposit has been received, you will receive an email notification to the email address provided on your admissions application with instructions on claiming your DeacNet Account online. Please follow all instructions and complete each step required in order to setup your WFU username and password. Please make note of the your username, password, and other pertinent information before completing the account claim process. Your Deacnet username and password is your gateway to all campus electronic resources like your WFU Google Mail, WIN (Wake Information Network), DEAC (Deacon Electronic Account Center), Research Databases through the ZSR Library, etc. If you encounter any problems with your Wake Forest username and password, please contact The Bridge (Information Systems Support Desk) at 336.758.4357.

Complete a Criminal Background Check

To provide a safe and healthy educational environment for all individuals, all entering students are required to complete a criminal background check. The purpose of a criminal background check is to identify incidents of sexual misconduct and abusive or inappropriate behavior which may impact safe and healthy interactions with various constituencies. Note: no charges or past offenses will necessarily disqualify an applicant. Detailed instructions are available hereThis is only required of U.S. citizens.

Order your background check.

Fall Admission: by July 15 Spring Admission: by January 7

Complete Your Financial Aid Requirements

Review Your Package

You will receive a hard copy letter in the mail outlining the details of your financial aid package, including institutional scholarships and any federal aid you are eligible for (loans and/or work-study). After you have claimed your DeacNet account, review your institutional, federal, and outside aid under the Virtual Campus section of the Wake Information Network (WIN). You will receive an email to your Wake Forest email account with detailed instructions on how to view and accept your aid.

Access WIN.

Complete the FAFSA and a Master Promissory Note

If you have not already done so, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately. This will ensure that any federal aid you are eligible for is made available for you. The School of Divinity’s school code for the FAFSA is E00429.

FAFSA Portal

If you plan on borrowing through the Federal Stafford loan program, you may complete the federal entrance counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the loan at any time.

Complete Your MPN

Complete the Student Health Service History and Immunization Form

Wake Forest University requires that all new students submit your Health Information and Immunization Form by July 1st. Non-compliant students will be blocked from registering for Fall 2022 classes. Please contact WFU Student Health Service via e-mail at with questions.A

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

For the health and safety of our campus community, all WFU students must submit documentation providing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Students may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption. View the Student Health Immunization Requirments for details.

Submit Your Provisional Documents

If you were admitted on a provisional basis, you will need to submit the required document(s).  In most cases, this will be a final, official transcript, showing the conferral of a degree. Keep in mind that it can take up to a few weeks following graduation for a degree conferral to be reflected on the transcript.

Fall Admission: by August 1 Spring Admission: by January 7

Complete the Plagiarism Quiz and Review Honor Code

Plagiarism Quiz

This is designed to challenge your understanding of plagiarism and the ethical use of sources in academic writing. After you complete the quiz, your results must be shared using the “Share Your Results” dialogue box with the Office of Academic Affairs, by email:

Take the plagiarism quiz.

Honor Code

All students are required to read the acknowledge the Graduate Student Academic Honor Code. After reviewing the Honor Code, please print, sign, scan (or take a photo), and submit the completed acknowledged form to

Review the Honor Code.

Sign Honor Code Acknowledgement Form

Fall Admission: by July 15 Spring Admission: by January 7

Registering for Courses

Fall 2022 classes will begin on Monday, August 22nd.

Fall 2022 Students: You will be able to register for your first semester of classes Monday, July 18 at 8:00 a.m. – Wednesday, July 20 at 5:00 p.m.  All essential information related to registering online for your first semester courses and a sample course schedule will be found in the registration guide included in the July DASH newsletter.


Meeting your academic adviser will happen during New Student Orientation. We will arrange for you to meet with your adviser to discuss your semester schedule and make any last-minute adjustments to your course schedule.


Before Classes Begin


Request Your Student ID (Deacon OneCard)

The Deacon OneCard is the official Wake Forest University identification card used by all faculty, staff and students. The Deacon OneCard has many functions, including identification, library privileges, Deacon OneCard account access, card access and event admission on campus. To receive your ID card during New Student Orientation, you must upload your photo using the online portal.

Upload Your Photo.

Fall Admission: preferred by August 1 Spring Admission: by January 7

Waive Required Student Health Insurance and Wellness Fees

Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is required as a condition of enrollment for degree-seeking domestic graduate students at the School of Divinity and all international students with F or J visas (full information regarding eligibility can be found using the link below). Students who demonstrate coverage that meets the criteria may waive the insurance provided by WFU. Information on the waiver process can be found on the Enrollment/Waivers page. If you do not complete a waiver, you will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the Wake Forest University Student Insurance Program.

The portal will open June 1, 2022 for new students to enroll or waive. This step is required for all new students.

Enroll and or Request an Insurance Waiver.

Fall Admission: by August 1 Spring Admission: by January 7
Wellness Fee

This wellness fee grants access to campus wellness, recreation, and fitness facilities, equipment, and programs. The wellness fee will be included in the total cost of attendance for all full-time Reynolda Campus graduate and professional students.  Graduate students may opt to have the fee waived online through the Wake Information System (WIN).  Graduate students who elect to opt out of the wellness fee will not have access to campus wellness, recreation and fitness facilities, equipment and related programs, such as intramurals and club sports. Should students who originally opt out during the waiver window, and later decide they wish to participate, a monthly wellness center membership may be purchased through Campus Recreation at the Welcome Desk of Reynolds Gym, or with a WFU ID online at at a cost of $35 per month. To waive, login to WIN > Personal > Wellness Waiver from July 1, 2022 – August 30, 2022. Once the waiver is complete, it cannot be reversed. The waiver is good for only one semester and will need to be done each term.

Access WIN.


Any student who wishes to park a vehicle on a university parking lot any time of day or night–including after 4:00 p.m. weekdays, on weekends, during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, and during breaks– must register that vehicle with Transportation and Parking Services.

Commuting student vehicle registration begins Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Parking options can be found using the link below. For additional questions, please contact Transportation and Parking Services at 336-758-PARK or

Parking Information.

Your Student Financial Account: Billing, Payment Plan, and Refunds


Student Financial Services uses DEAC (Deacon Electronic Account Center) as an electronic billing system that allows students and authorized payers to view student financial account activity in real-time, 24/7. Payments can be made via e-check through an Authorized Clearinghouse (ACH). You can access your DEAC accounts by logging into the Wake Information Network (WIN) and clicking on Online Bills. Information about how to read your bill can be found here.

Access DEAC.

Payment Plans

Wake Forest University offers students the opportunity to participate in an interest-free, monthly payment plan through FACTS Tuition Management. It is not a loan and no credit check is required. Click below for more information on how to enroll and how the payment plan works.

Payment Plan Information.


Adjustments to charges, prepayments, financial aid disbursements and overpayments often result in credit balances on student accounts. A credit balance is indicated on the student account by parentheses ( ) surrounding the balance of your account in DEAC. Student account refunds are now available via direct deposit. For complete details on the refund process, please review the information on the Student Financial Services website.

How to Setup Automatic Refunds.

Update Your Contact Details, Sign a Photo Release, and Provide Your Emergency Contact Information

Provide your current address, who to contact in the event of an emergency, and sign a photo release.

Complete the Form now.

Find Housing and Connect with a Potential Roommate

We would like to help you in your efforts in finding affordable housing and roommates. While we cannot provide a roommate or housing matching service, we would like to provide you a forum through which you can match yourselves to your peers. Once you complete the form below, more information will be emailed to you about accessing a private webpage with the information of others looking for roommates.

Roommate and Housing Search Form

The Office of Admissions and Student Services has also put together a quick resource listing information about apartment complexes current students suggest for housing, several of which are located on the University’s shuttle lines.

Housing Resources and Guide

Connect with the Center for Learning Access and Student Success (if necessary)

The Center for Learning Access and Student Success (CLASS) provides study skills training and counseling.  Students can learn to read critically, take notes effectively, manage their time, improve their motivation, increase their reading speed, and prepare for tests.

Assistance is provided through counseling and individual and group tutoring.

Students with a wide range of learning and other documented disabilities may also receive academic support, training, and advocacy through the Center for Learning Access and Student Success.

Find a Place to Worship

Finding a faith community to join during your journey at the School of Divinity is important, not only for support, but for spiritual growth and community involvement. To help you find a church, we’ve put together a Worship Opportunities Resource Guide with local churches suggested by current students.

Worship Opportunities Guide


Attend New Student Orientation

Orientation is required of all new School of Divinity students. You’ll receive helpful introductions to the MDiv program, as well as to the communities of Wake Div, Wake Forest University, and Winston-Salem.

Fall 2022: Tuesday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 17, 2022

International Students

All international students with F or J visas will need to meet several additional requirements prior to enrolling at the School of Divinity, including applying for a student visa and completing a certificate of finances.

Wake Forest Center for Global Programs and Studies

Associate Dean Shonda Jones welcomes new students during Fall 2017 Orientation
School of Divinity students participate in a labyrinth walking meditation, Fall 2017