Frequently Asked Questions

About the Course

What is the cost of the course?
Are these Online Immersion courses offered by Wake Forest University?
Yes, both the Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: an Insider's Guide to Business course and the Making the Rounds: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor course are non-credit courses from Wake Forest University designed especially for high school students. The course curriculum and content are created and taught by Wake Forest University and Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty.
What age group is this course for?
This course is designed especially for high school students from 9th through 12th grade (students age 13-18). We are unable to accept students under 13 years of age.
Is there financial aid for this course?
At this time, we don’t offer financial aid.


How do I apply?
Apply now to one of our Online Immersion courses.

Once you click on the application link above, you’ll be guided through the application. It’s only a few pages, and should take no more than a few minutes. You won’t be required to provide transcripts or letters of recommendation. Basically, all we need to know is how to contact you and your parent or guardian — and your reasons for taking this course.
What are the application requirements?
As we mentioned, we are looking for basic information and why you’re interested. You can complete your statement with video and/or by uploading files that tell your story.
When do I find out if I’m accepted?
You’ll be notified via email within 5 business days.

Course Information

How is the course taught?
The course is taught online and is comprised of pre-recorded videos with the instructors, interactive assignments and activities that you complete on your own schedule. You also will have the opportunity to meet with your Course Mentor via office hours.
What is the time commitment for the Online Immersion courses?
Depending upon your availability, you can choose between a 2-week option (~15 hour per week of work commitment) and a 4-week option (~7.5 hours per week of work commitment).

In total, the course will take ~30 hours to complete from start to finish. You have the flexibility to complete the course work on your own schedule, while keeping in mind that all work must be completed before the end of the 2-week or 4-week course you’re enrolled in.
How long are the Online Immersion courses?
Our course durations vary depending upon when you take the course. Currently, we offer 2-week sessions over the Summer or 4-week sessions during Fall, Winter, and Spring to allow a slower pace during the school year. Regardless of your selection, either option contains the same content, sessions, and support. In total, the course will take 30 hours to complete from start to finish.

Note that you’ll continue to have view access to the course for 6 months from your course start date.
What if I don’t know which cohort fits my schedule? / Can I defer or switch to a different course cohort?
Reach out to us at and if there is a space available in other cohorts, we will work with you to find one that best fits your schedule.

Note that we cannot accept program session changes fourteen (14) days or less from the initial or proposed program start date or once your program is in progress.
Will taking an Online Immersion course give you college credit?
No, the Online Immersion courses are experiential, not for credit, and intended to make you a more interesting and experienced college applicant.
Will taking an Online Immersion course increase my chances of being accepted into a Wake Forest degree program?
Although participation in an Online Immersion course will not afford any preferential treatment in the Wake Forest admissions process, it will add another dimension of hands-on experience to students’ college application.

Certificate of Completion

Will I receive proof of completion or a certificate of some kind?
Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Completion if you submit Satisfactory-level work for all assignments, including all elements of the final project, by the end of the program. For more information, view the Academic Requirement section of our Terms of Use.

Assignments & Grading

How will you be graded?
  • Each unit assignment, as well as the final Insider’s Challenge will be assessed on a rubric of:
    • Exemplary - Work of exceptional quality, which often goes beyond the stated goals of the assignment
    • Excellent - Work of high or very high quality
    • Good - Good work that satisfies the requirements of the assignment
    • Incomplete - Work did not fully address the assignment requirements
What are assignments like?

You can view a sample of our Business course here.

You can view a sample of our Medical course here.

Your final assignment is a project in which you will have the opportunity to demonstrate what you’ve learned in. You’ll choose from a variety of topics covered in your course, get feedback from your professors on your work, and you’ll be able to use any media you prefer-- text, video, photography, or Powerpoint. Best of all, you’ll be able to use this project in the future, whether applying to college or for an internship.

How much time do you get to turn around an assignment or project?
You will have until the end of the course to complete your assignments and final project.

About the Instructors & Mentors

Who teaches the Online Immersion courses?
Business course: Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: an Insider's Guide to Business

Medicine course: Making the Rounds: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor
Who are the course mentors?
Wake Forests’ mentors are current, high performing Wake Forest students and alumnae that will work with you throughout the course. Your mentor will provide encouragement and direction on assignments, inspiration and the confidence to be successful. In short, you won’t need to go it alone.
How do I connect with my Mentor?
You’ll have the opportunity to connect with your mentor virtually during your course access period in two different ways: via designated office hours and via email.

  1. Once logged into your online syllabus in Canvas, you’ll be able to view your mentor’s available office hours, during which you can meet with your mentor and other students to ask any questions you have regarding the course.
  2. Also, you'll have the opportunity to email your mentor directly within Canvas whenever you have any questions or need support regarding your course content.

Refund Policy Information

What’s the refund policy?
Payments made to enroll in and attend the Making the Rounds: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor or the Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: an Insider's Guide to Business are 100% refundable when requested fifteen (15) or more days prior to your scheduled program start date.

All payments become non-refundable fourteen (14) days prior to your scheduled program start date.

Application fees are non-refundable.

Technical Requirements

What are the technical requirements for the Online Immersion courses?
The site that houses our course is compatible with most browsers and devices. You can download the Canvas Student app on the App Store or Google Play.

A strong internet connection (WiFi or wired) is required as the course is online.
How long do I have access to my course?
You must complete all of the assignments for your course by the end of your course session. You may have access to your course content after your session ends, but this access is not guaranteed.

For Guidance Counselors

Currently, we don't have a formal scholarship application. However, if you would like to collaborate with us to create a scholarship specifically for students that attend your school, please reach out to

Still Need Support?

Where do I reach out for help?
Click on the gold Support button on the bottom right corner of this page or email us at and a member of our Support Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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