The PCAT is optional for those with a overall prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher. It is recommended for those under a 3.0.
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Contact Information

The PCAT is optional for those with a overall prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher. It is recommended for those under a 3.0.
805 6th Ave. West, Suite 200
North Carolina
United States
North Carolina

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Wingate University School of Pharmacy - Wingate, NC
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees


Program Description

Wingate University School of Pharmacy is known for its graduates. They are the most practice-ready pharmacists anywhere. With over 2100 hours of practice experience, our program exceeds the requirement by 360 hours. Our practice experiences are in hospital, community, and clinic-based settings. Here, the real learning takes place. The experiences are placed throughout the curriculum to allow students to apply what they have learned in classes immediately, beginning in their very first year of the program. Wingate pharmacy graduates have exceeded the first time NAPLEX national pass rate 10 out of 12 years. All pharmacy classes and labs are taught by faculty possessing terminal doctoral degrees. No courses, discussions, case studies, or laboratories are taught by graduate students or teaching assistants. One program –two campuses. One in Wingate NC, and one in Hendersonville NC. The program is capped at 90 students – 70 on the Wingate Campus and 20 on the Hendersonville Campus. Scholarships are available to the most competitive candidates for admission. Wingate University School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting*** 8 12
Math Calculus 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
General Elective(s) General Electives: Examples include public speaking, economics, business, music, theatre, advanced biology or chemistry. 6 9
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology (one course covering the whole body or a two (2) course progression) **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 4 6
English Composition / Writing English (2 Composition classes or 1 Composition and 1 Literature class) 6 9
Humanities Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, Ethics, Foreign Language, Anthropology, History) 12 18
Physics Physics w/lab **Traditional classroom/lab setting** 4 6
All prerequisites should be completed by the end of the summer 2021 sessions.
Online coursework is accepted for general education requirements. Science classes completed online are only acceptable due to the modified instruction period cause by the COVID-19 pandemic. All science lectures and labs outside of the pandemic should be completed in the traditional classroom and lab setting.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

The PCAT is optional for those with a overall prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher. It is recommended for those under a 3.0.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Recommended but not required



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
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.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
The interview day consists of several different components that allow the faculty and staff to get to know you and assess your abilities. You will participate in several faculty interview sessions, a group activity involving critical thinking and problem solving, and an individual calculations game. You will be given ample opportunities to ask questions throughout the day of faculty and staff, as well as current students, whom you will meet with at the conclusion of the interview day. By meeting with a variety of Wingate students, faculty, and staff throughout the session, we hope to both give you an opportunity to see if Wingate is the right fit for you as well as evaluate your ability for success at our program.

Accepted Applicants

A $100 non-refundable seat deposit is required within 10 business days of an offer for a seat in the class of 2025.
  • August 09, 2021
BLS/AED certification for Healthcare Providers is require prior to starting classes.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings