Foundational medical knowledge
Crucial field experience with onsite clinics
Blood draws in the lab — lots of practice
Hands-on learning and practice
Serving the community through education


The Wingate University Physician Assistant Studies program uses  Central Application Service for Physician Assistants(CASPA) as our admissions application for the programs  in Wingate and Hendersonville, NC. As an applicant, you will be asked to choose a campus before submitting the application to CASPA. Please note that you can be considered for admission to the program for only one campus. 

The Hendersonville campus offers an educational experience in the mountains of western North Carolina with all of its natural beauty and diversity. Opportunities are offered in this area to work in a variety of environments, including under-served populations as well as distinguished healthcare providers in state-of-the-art facilities. There are 15 seats on the Hendersonville campus. The Wingate campus accepts 40 students.

There is no supplemental application for this program. The only document that must be submitted directly to the PA program is your official GRE scores report.


Changes Coming for 2022-2023 Application Cycle

The Wingate University PA Program is making changes to some of our prerequisite requirements for the 2022-2023 application cycle and subsequent cycles. Applicants to our program who plan to submit applications in the 2022-2023 CASPA cycle (or later) should click on the button below to review the updates. All other requirements as listed below remain the same for this and future cycles.

Requirements for 2022-2023 and Beyond


To be eligible for admission consideration to the Wingate University PA program enrolling fall semester 2021, each applicant must fulfill the following requirements. Unless otherwise stated below, all requirements must be fulfilled by January 15, 2022. 

There are no waivers or exceptions to any of these requirements except for those published in this document. Wingate University PA program offers no advanced placement and does not accept transfer credit from any prior enrollment in any health science, medical, or related program. No advanced placement is offered for health science work or study experience. Each student accepted in the PA program at Wingate University must satisfy all requirements of the didactic and clinical years of study. 

A qualified applicant who was previously enrolled in another PA program will be considered for admission only after consultation with the director of the former PA program. Qualified applicants who are graduates of Wingate University will be given preference in the admission process over other similarly qualified applicants.