Frequently Asked Questions

Where/when are classes held?
Classes are held at Wingate University Ballantyne located at 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28277. Graduate classes are in the evening, usually from 6-9pm. Doctoral classes are held on Saturdays, usually from 9am-5pm.

What are the requirements for admission?
All applicants are reviewed based on undergraduate GPA and, if applicable to the program, GRE or MAT test scores, plus recommendations from administrative or supervisory staff.

Is financial aid available?
Wingate masters and doctoral programs do allow for financial aid.  The Add-On Licensure program does not provide financial aid.  Questions as to eligibility and options can be referred to the Wingate Graduate Education representative, Jenn Pearson, at 704-233-8007.

What are the portfolio requirements?
The portfolio is a culmination of the graduate experience. Students will use the graduate standards as focal points to reflect on how their coursework has met the standards and impacted them professionally.  Final program portfolios are required to be submitted electronically via Taskstream and student orientation is provided prior to beginning the portfolio.

Does Wingate accept transfer credit?
Wingate Graduate Education administration will review requests for transfer credit.  You must provide the course syllabus and the appropriate course catalog description of the course you seek credit for.  The request for transfer credit is reviewed by the appropriate department chair and decision will be communicated to the student.  All requests for transfer credit should be made prior to the start of the graduate program at Wingate, during the application process. Courses submitted for transfer credit must include a portfolio.

How many semester hours does the program require?
All of the required courses and hours for the Wingate Graduate Education Programs can be found in our course catalog located on this site.

What is the tuition?
Wingate University's Graduate Education programs offer value you can afford, with tuition comparable to most area public universities. Tuition for graduate programs is $750 per 3 credit course and for doctoral programs is $1,065 per 3 credit course.

What is a practicum?
A practicum is traditional student teaching experience after your first three semesters of work. This leads to initial licensure so you can begin to teach while finishing your master's work.

Where can I take my prerequisites/corequisites?
Any school that offers the courses and is credentialed. Simply provide an official transcript when you're finished with the course(s).