Undergraduate Admissions

Wingate University is considered the 16th best value in the South, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report and was recently named in the top 25 regional universities in the South by College Census. 

 

ACT AND SAT CODES

Please send your ACT/SAT standardized test score report with your application and use the Wingate school code(s):

Wingate's SAT scores code: 5908

Wingate's ACT scores code: 3176

Unofficial test scores may be used for the purposes of admission to the University. However, official test scores are required prior to a student enrolling at Wingate.

APPLICATIONS TYPES

First Year Undergraduate

*Because we use a rolling admissions process, there is no deadline to apply.

Application for First Year Student

For an application to be considered complete, the following items are recommended:

• Completed application form
• Official high school transcript or GED certification (if applicable)
• SAT or ACT scores*
*SAT or ACT scores not required if the applicant has been out of high school for five or more years

Although some flexibility may be allowed, the following high school course distribution is recommended:

Course Number of Units
English 4
Math (Algebra and above) 3
Social Science 2
Natural Science (1 lab) 2
Second Language 2

 

Wingate University is operated on a non-discriminatory basis. There is no discrimination on grounds of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service in Wingate University’s administration of educational policies, programs, activities or services; admissions and housing policies; scholarship or loan programs; or employment. An exception may occur only when appropriate and allowed by law.

 

Undergraduate Transfer

We recommend that incoming transfer students carry at least a 2.5 cumulative college GPA. That said, we look at the whole picture when evaluating potential students. If in doubt, apply as a transfer student and allow us to work together to find the best fit for you. 

Application for Transfer Student

  1. Arrange for the following documentation to be sent to the Office of Admissions:
    1. High school transcript or GED Certificate*
    2. College transcript(s)**
    3. SAT or ACT score***
  2. Fill out our application for transfer students. Once we receive your application, we will be in contact with you if we need additional information or forms submitted.
  3. Expect a decision within two weeks once all requested paperwork has been received.

*We recommend that students have satisfactorily completed 13 academic units in high school, including:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics including Algebra 1, Algebra II and Geometry
  • Two units of natural science including one lab science
  • Two units of history
  • Two units of foreign language

**We recommend a minimum GPA of 2.5. ***Test scores are not required for U.S. citizens who’ve been out of high school for more than five years or for those with more than 24 transferable college credit hours. Non-U.S. citizens: Please see our information for international students.

Wingate University is operated on a non-discriminatory basis. There is no discrimination on grounds of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service in Wingate University’s administration of educational policies, programs, activities or services; admissions and housing policies; scholarship or loan programs; or employment. An exception may occur only when appropriate and allowed by law.

International Student

Application for International Student

1. Fill out our application for admission to Wingate University and send in the US $50 nonrefundable processing fee. Fall semester applications must be received no later than June 1. Spring applications must be received by Nov 1.

2. Fax (1-704-233-8110) or email a copy of your passport.

3. Submit your original and official transcripts with a certified evaluation and English translation to the Office of Admissions.

4. Submit official standardized test scores.* All non-U.S. citizen applicants are required to submit at least one of the following:

5. Financial aid is available for international students, and eligibility for that aid is determined by the financial information you provide on the Financial Responsibility Form.

6. Expect a decision within two weeks once all requested paperwork has been received.

Wingate University is operated on a non-discriminatory basis. There is no discrimination on grounds of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service in Wingate University’s administration of educational policies, programs, activities or services; admissions and housing policies; scholarship or loan programs; or employment. An exception may occur only when appropriate and allowed by law.

For help, please contact Victoria Best at 704-233-8207 or v.best@wingate.edu.

Adult Bachelor's Degree

Application for Adult Bachelor's Student

Our adult bachelor’s degree program evening classes are conveniently held at our campus in the Ballantyne area of south Charlotte, NC.  

We also need additional information to consider the application process complete:

1. Sealed official transcripts of credits completed or in progress from high school, a GED program and each higher education institution you’ve attended.

2. ACT or SAT scores for students with less than 24 transferable credits, unless you have been out of high school for more than five years. Please have your scores mailed to:

Wingate University Ballantyne
13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place
Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28277

TRANSCRIPTS AND SCORES

  • GED transcripts: We don’t need your GED diploma, but we do need your test scores. To get your transcript, you’ll need to contact the institution where you took your GED.
  • High school transcripts: To get your high school transcripts, you’ll need to contact the board of education for the county where you graduated.
  • International transcripts: Both your international high school and college transcripts need to be evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization as a part of your admissions process. This allows us to determine which of your credits apply toward your degree from Wingate University.
  • Military transcripts: Air Force transcripts can be requested through the Community College of the Air Force. You can find information on your eligibility for veteran’s benefits on the adult bachelor degree program tuition page or on the Veteran’s Benefits page.
  • Scores: Requesting score reports can be costly and time-consuming. We don’t want you spending unnecessary time or money sending these scores to us. Not all credits are accepted, so if you are hoping to transfer AP creditsCLEP credits or DANTES credits, you’ll want to review how Wingate University handles these. We also recommend that you review our pages about transferring credits.

Re-admit Student

Application for ReAdmit Student

If you’ve taken a break from your studies and now feel ready to return to Wingate University, you probably want to know more about our re-admittance policy.

Am I considered a re-admit student?
If you were enrolled at Wingate University in the past and wish to return as an undergraduate student, you’re considered a re-admit student.

You will need to reapply and provide information about any schools you’ve attended since you left. You’ll also need to be in good standing with the university administration. If there were reasons why you left that have to do with disciplinary, financial or other reasons, we have a specific process for you to follow in order to be reinstated in good standing.

Below is the step-by-step process to apply for re-admittance to Wingate University

When you’re ready to return to college, submitting your readmission application to Wingate University is only part of the process. Here’s everything you need to do.

  1. If you have attended another college since withdrawing from Wingate University: 
  • Request your official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions. Note that applicable transfer credits will be recognized for grades of C or higher.
  • Complete and submit the Application for Re-admittance

  2.    If five years have elapsed since you were last enrolled at Wingate University:

  • Request your official high school transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions. GED certificates are also acceptable. All home school transcripts must be notarized.

  3.   If you currently have a balance with Wingate University:

  • Contact the Business Office immediately at 704-233-8211. Re-admittance applications cannot be processed until outstanding balances are paid in full.

  4.  You may also submit a resume and/or letters of recommendation if you’ve been in the workforce, an essay to round out your application or an appeal if you’ve been turned down.

  5.  Expect an admission decision within two weeks once all relevant information has been received.

Your re-admission application is evaluated by the Office of the Registrar to determine if you are eligible academically to return. If you left because of an academic suspension or probation, you should prepare an appeal. If you have questions about the appeal process, please contact Kristin Wharton.

If you left the university as a result of a social or behavioral suspension, or other conduct-related issues, then you need to contact Michael Reynolds to begin that appeal process.

Re-admission
Once you are re-admitted to the university, please contact the Office of Admissions to pay your $300 enrollment deposit. Once that has been done, you may contact Alexandra Finley about registering for classes and being assigned an advisor.

What financial aid is available?
If you’ve taken college classes elsewhere during your leave from Wingate University, we will re-evaluate your academic profile and scholarship information. If you’ve left Wingate University and are returning within less than one academic year, you’re still eligible for your original academic scholarship. Either way, the next step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and we will recalculate your aid and walk you through the process. In the meantime, if you have any questions you should contact the Office of Admissions.

Wingate University is operated on a non-discriminatory basis. Wingate University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age disability or military service in its administration of educational policies, programs, activities or services; admissions and housing policies; scholarship or loan programs; or employment; except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.

Non-degree Seeking Student

Application for Non-degree seeking student

Our non-degree seeking application meets a variety needs for students who do not plan on attending full-time or who would like to audit a course for no credit.

Please complete the non-degree seeking application if you fall into one of these categories:
Taking prerequisite courses for a graduate program
High school student earning dual credit
Members of the community auditing a course for no credit
Wingate University faculty and staff

Requirements

A completed non-degree seeking application.
Official transcripts from all two-year and four-year colleges attended. High school students, please provide an official high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor. 

For questions, please email Valerie Graham, Enrollment Officer for Transfer and Special- Admissions or call 704-233-8103.