Entrance requirements include high school graduation or its equivalent, ACT score and algebra and chemistry with a “C” grade or better. This is a selective admissions program and there are a limited number of students admitted each summer semester.
Students entering the program must have current certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers and meet health requirements. Contact the Selective Health Admissions Coordinator for specific admissions criteria, procedures and final date for receipt of application.
Students who do not qualify for admissions can reapply in following years. Students may take Arts and Sciences courses as specified by the Dental Hygiene Program. Upon successful completion of these courses, the students may apply for entrance into the Dental Hygiene Program. Contact the office of Enrollment Services for more information. The program accepts 25 students once each year.
All students entering or enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program must achieve a grade of “C” or better in FNH 121, BIO 211, BIO 212, BIO 231 and CHM 115 and a grade of “C” or better in each dental hygiene course. Students who fail to achieve these grades in the dental hygiene courses must see the Department Chair. One 100 level dental hygiene course may be repeated one time and one 200 level dental hygiene course may be repeated one time. If a student earns a failing grade (“D” or “F”) in two 100 level dental hygiene courses or two 200 level dental hygiene courses, or earns a failing grade in one dental hygiene course twice, the student is permanently dismissed from the Dental Hygiene Program and is ineligible for readmission. Science and Dental Hygiene courses must be taken in the order listed in the program of study.
Non-Academic Readmission Policy
Students who leave the Dental Hygiene program for other than academic reasons may request readmission and be readmitted providing there is an opening in the program.
A student requesting readmission due to academic reasons (“D” or “F” in any dental hygiene course) must complete the following before being considered:
The student must complete an academic readmission form available in the Dental Hygiene Office. Contact the Office of Academic Enhancement and Counseling for assistance in the development of a written academic plan (Form number ID-A#1, 1/84) to resolve the academic problems.
The following requirements must be included in the academic plan before readmission:
The plan then is submitted to the Department Chair and Dean for approval. This plan must be completed and approved to continue enrollment in the College. Students are readmitted on a space available basis. No second readmission will be considered. All Dental Hygiene courses must be completed within five years from initial entrance into the program.