Wingate University School of Pharmacy awards more than $150,000 in scholarships annually.


At the Wingate University School of Pharmacy, we don’t require a bachelor’s degree for admission.  You can complete the required prerequisite courses at any accredited institution in the United States, but if you’re certain you want to earn a PharmD, you can accelerate your education with our pre-pharmacy course of study. 

The pre-pharmacy course of study can be completed in as little as two years, while other students may choose to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Students will work with their academic advisor to determine the best path to complete the pre-pharmacy course of study.   Pre-pharmacy is not a major, so you don’t earn a degree when you complete your prerequisites.  But if you complete all of your prerequisite pre-pharmacy courses at Wingate, you can apply straight into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.  You can earn your PharmD in as few as six years total (two years of pre-pharmacy courses and four years of doctorate work).  


Are you ready to start your path to pharmacy school?  Apply through our undergraduate admissions and declare “Pre-Pharmacy” as your intended course of study.  For more questions about the undergraduate admissions process, contact Shelby Raper at

Pre-Pharmacy Application


Students come to Wingate University School of Pharmacy from various educational and professional backgrounds to receive a student-centered education with consistent superior program outcomes. If you believe that our Doctor of Pharmacy Program is the right fit for you, we invite you to consider the next steps of the admissions process. Admissions to Wingate University School of Pharmacy is competitive. Applicants are required to apply through PharmCAS for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program in Wingate and Hendersonville.

PharmCAS Application Important Dates for the 2020-2021 Cycle

  • July 14, 2020: Application Opens

  • June 1, 2021: Application Closes

Complete the PharmCAS Application and send the following directly to PharmCAS:

  • Official transcripts from all college coursework including dual enrollment courses taken in high school
  • Official PCAT scores (PharmCAS Code 104)*
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • We recommend submitting four letters, but only three are required.
  • Personal statement

Admissions to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program is competitive. Multiple factors are considered when evaluating candidates including your academic history and your personal and professional characteristics. We follow a holistic admissions process and evaluate each applicant for factors beyond grade point average and PCAT scores. Click on the tabs below to learn more about the admissions requirements.

*PCAT is optional
The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is optional for applicants with at least a 3.0 prerequisite GPA or higher.  If your prerequisite GPA falls below a 3.0, we recommend that you take the PCAT. 

Admissions Requirements