Wingate University - Wingate, NC
School of Pharmacy

Wingate University School of Pharmacy - Wingate will be accepting applications from students who have already created a PharmCAS account through May 18, 2016. Students may be granted individual deadline extensions through June 1, 2016.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Jean Tarlton 
      • Coordinator of Pharmacy Admissions 
      • School of Pharmacy Admissions 
      • 515 N Main Street 
      • P.O. Box 159 
      • Wingate 
      • North Carolina 
      • 28174 
      • Phone (Work): 704-233-8324 
      • Phone (Fax): 704-233-8332 
      • Email: 

      • Eva Baucom 
      • Admissions Counselor 
      • 515 N. Main Street 
      • P.O. Box 159 
      • Wingate 
      • North Carolina 
      • 28174 
      • Phone (Work): 704-233-8633 
      • Phone (Mobile): 704-233-8332 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

      • Levine College of Health Sciences Building on the Campus of Wingate University


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2016:  March 1, 2016

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: September 19, 2015 
      • Details: Schedule a one-on-one information session please call 704-233-8633. 
    • 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 - Hendersonville, 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 90 on our Wingate campus to assure special attention to every student. This year, 521 applications were received. The average entering science prerequisite grade point average for the class entering in August 2015 is 3.34 and the mean PCAT percentile score is 53. All Wingate University 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.

    The Wingate University School of Pharmacy 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).

    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 interviewed for fall 2015 entering class: 192
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2015 entering class: 90
    • Estimated fall 2015 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 90
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: N/A
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 8%
    • Estimated percent of males in 2015 entering class: 33%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2015 entering class: 67%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.34
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 192
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2016 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-44 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 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
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2016 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) **Online not acceptable**  4.5 
      Other (History or additional humanities)  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 semesters of Composition or 1 semester Composition and 1 semester Literature) 
      Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, Ethics, Foreign Language, Anthropology)  13.5 
      Physics w/lab **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 
    • Additional Information: 

      Online coursework is accepted for general education requirements only.  Science classes and Communications/Public Speaking classes completed online are not acceptable.   All science lectures and labs as well as Communications should be completed in the traditional classroom setting.

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 5 years
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

        Healthcare experience is not required but may be benificial during the interview process.

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • 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 March 
    • 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, as well as an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your interest in becoming a pharmacist. You will hear from the Dean, current students, and faculty throughout the day. Multiple opportunities to ask questions to students, faculty and the Dean are available. The interview day generally runs from 1pm to 5pm.

      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. 


  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? 10 business days from the date of your acceptance letter.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $2000.00
      • Due: within 10 business days of receiving letter
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 17, 2016 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 22, 2016
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No