This message was sent to continuing students on July 14.

Dear Student,

As announced in the email you received from President Hatch on June 30, you will have the opportunity to review your Fall 2020 schedule and make any adjustments via a special add/drop period that will be available to you July 15-21. If you are satisfied with your existing Fall 2020 schedule and course modalities no action is needed during this add/drop period.

Course Modalities

Faculty selected one of four modalities for each of their courses: (1) Face-to-Face, (2) Blended – Online Pathway, (3) Blended – Traditional, and (4) Online. Please review here for more information about course modalities.

If you will not be in Winston-Salem this fall, it is critical for you to select courses offered in the ONLINE and/or BLENDED-ONLINE PATHWAY modalities. If you will be in Winston-Salem, ANY of the modalities might work for you.

Starting today, you can review your Fall 2020 course schedule in the new Registration Portal at and view the course modalities and any other course adjustments. Course modalities will appear as part of the course title and in the attributes. While most changes to the schedule have been made, the Fall 2020 schedule continues to be updated and is subject to change.

From the Registration Portal, select View Registration Information.

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You can adjust/expand the “Title” column by dragging the right-hand side of the column until the full course titles are visible. You can also hover over or click the course title. If a title is missing the modality, it may be due to the special characteristics of the course (e.g., individual research, independent study).

Search for Courses Based on Modality

From the Registration Portal, select Browse Classes>Select Fall 2020. You can search for courses based on modality by clicking the “Attribute” box and selecting one from the dropdown.

You can adjust/expand the “Title” column in your search results by dragging the right-hand side of the column until the full course titles are visible. You can also hover over or click the course title.

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View Your Add/Drop Time Ticket

You now have a time ticket for this upcoming special add/drop period (July 15-21). You can make adjustments to your Fall 2020 schedule starting at your assigned time, and you are permitted to make changes until the end of the special add/drop period – 11:59 PM EDT on July 21.

From the Registration Portal>Prepare for Registration>Select Fall 2020.

Check your student status and holds to ensure they display checkmarks. Note that your Time Ticket will display an exclamation point until it is your time to register.

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Important Dates

  • July 14: View your Fall 2020 class schedule with modalities and other adjustments
  • July 15 – 21: Special Add/Drop period to make any adjustments to your Fall 2020 schedule, should they be needed.
  • August 21: Access to Fall 2020 self-service add/drop and registration will reopen starting at 8:00 PM EDT.
  • August 26: First Day of Classes

Next Steps

We improved your registration experience. Watch the Registration Portal video for a general introduction to the tool and (re)familiarize yourself with the registration how-to webpage. We encourage you to explore all of the powerful new features that the Registration Portal provides, including a planning tool, more robust search features, and a visual calendar view of your schedule.

If you have any advising related questions or concerns about your plans for the Fall 2020 semester, please reach out to your adviser(s) in your academic department or the Office of Academic Advising (; 336.758.3320). If you are a School of Business student, please contact your Business School academic advisor to discuss any changes to your schedule.

As emphasized by President Hatch, the health and safety of the Wake Forest community is of top priority. We appreciate your continued patience, understanding, and flexibility as we all work to navigate and adapt to these challenging circumstances.

Best wishes,

The Office of the University Registrar