Wingate University - Hendersonville, NC
School of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Barbara Burke 
      • Regional Director of External Affairs 
      • 805 6th Avenue W 
      • Suite 200 
      • Hendersonville 
      • North Carolina 
      • 28739-4137 
      • Phone (Work): 828-309-0607 
      • Email: 

      • Dr. Kurt Wargo 
      • Regional Dean 
      • 805 6th Avenue W 
      • Suite 200 
      • Hendersonville 
      • North Carolina 
      • 28739-4137 
      • Phone (Work): 828-309-0601 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019:  June 3, 2019

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 TBD 
      • Details: To schedule a one-on-one visitor and facility tour please call 828-309-0607. 
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:
      • Wingate University School of Pharmacy - Wingate, NC 

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Wingate University School of Pharmacy opened its doors to applicants in 2002, with the charter class beginning its program of study in August 2003. The charter class graduated from Wingate University on May 12, 2007. The class size has been capped at 20 incoming students on our Hendersonville campus to assure special attention to every student. This year, 87 applications were received. The average entering overall prerequisite grade point average for the class entering in August 2018 is 3.39. All Wingate University - Hendersonville campus pharmacy faculty members have made a commitment to excellence in the classroom; and all classes are taught by faculty possessing terminal doctoral degrees. No courses, discussions, case studies or laboratories are taught by graduate students or teaching assistants.  There are fifteen (15) faculty and staff members at the Hendersonville campus who are committed to excellence in didactic teaching, clinical training and mentoring.

    The Wingate University School of Pharmacy - Hendersonville campus is fully accredited. The accrediting agency for schools of pharmacy is the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS).  The campus is located in downtown Hendersonville, NC with close proximity to clinical training sites.

    Wingate University School of Pharmacy intends to be nationally recognized as a leader in the education of pharmacists. It seeks to reach this goal by providing a student-centered environment that will facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, scholarly inquiry and service to the institution, the profession and the community.

    The five salient qualities and expectations of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy graduate are:

    (i)   outstanding moral character
    (ii)  excellence in interpersonal communication skills
    (iii) complete competence in pharmaceutical care
    (iv) strong abilities in problem solving, and
    (v)  the highest professional commitment to the patient, the community, and the employer.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 30
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 15
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 15
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
      • Details: 
    • Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 23%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 77%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.39
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18-45 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 5.8:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 61 - 67
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 32 - 36
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 61 - 67   
      General Chemistry I & II w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting***  12 
      Calculus  4.5 
      Statistics  4.5 
      Communications (public speaking, interpersonal communications, communications 101) **Traditional classroom setting**  4.5 
      Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**  12 
      General Biology w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 
      Human Anatomy & Physiology (one course covering the whole body or a two (2) course progression) **Traditional classroom/lab setting**  3-8  4.5-12 
      Microbiology w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 
      Economics (Micro, Macro or General)  4.5 
      English (2 Composition classes or 1 Composition and 1 Literature class) 
      Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, Ethics, Foreign Language, Anthropology, History)  12  18 
      Physics w/lab **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 
    • Additional Information: 

      Online classes are acceptable for general education requirements only.  All science and communication/public speaking classes should be completed in the tradational classroom and lab setting.  Applicants must successfullyt complete ALL course prerequisites.

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 5 years
      • Details: 
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 

        select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • Is preference given to state residents? No
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
    • Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: N/A 

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • September through June 
    • Details: 

      Prospective students who are identified as academically qualified will be invited to the School of Pharmacy for an on-site interview. Telephone interviews are not permitted. The interview day is an opportunity for you to learn about WUSOP - Hendersonville campus, as well as an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your interest in becoming a pharmacist. You will hear from the Regional Dean, current students, and faculty throughout the day. Multiple opportunities to ask questions to students, faculty and the Regional Dean are available. The interview day generally runs from 1pm to 4pm.

      Your individual interview will last approximately 30 minutes. Two faculty members will meet with you where they will ask a series of questions. Since this is one of our best opportunities to learn who you are and what is motivating you to become a pharmacist, your opportunity to ask questions during this session is generally limited, however ample opportunities are available for questions.

      If you are selected for admission into the School of Pharmacy, you will be notified by mail typically within a week of the interview.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Upon a successful interview applicants will receive an acceptance letter in the mail within a week.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? within 10 business days of the date of the letter.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $100.00
      • Due: 10 business days
      • Refundable? No
      • Details:  Seat deposit is applied to tuition.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 14, 2019 
      • Details: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 19, 2019
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: