Please note that this application requires a CCD S Number to access; you must have already applied to and been accepted by the Community College of Denver and have a current S Number to apply. All materials for the fall 2022 application which is now closed. These materials are for reference and are subject to change.
We look forward to reviewing applications again in the fall of 2023.
Please read all application instructions and information to ensure your application is complete.
We encourage you to download the application checklist and ensure that you have all your materials gathered prior to starting the online application. Once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. Please keep this email for your records in case of problems with the application process.
Prompt 1: Conflict Resolution Describe a situation in which you were in direct conflict with someone – a colleague, patient, or fellow student. Address your feelings at the time, how they impacted the situation, and how you were able to resolve the conflict.
Prompt 2: Community Service Activity & Summary Describe your participation in a minimum of two volunteer activities, demonstrating at least 4 hours of active involvement for each session. Describe your experiences and the impact on you personally.
FALL 2022 ASSOCIATE OF DENTAL HYGIENE APPLICATION (fall 2023 start)
The Community College of Denver’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene program is designed for those who wish to become a dental hygienist. It is a unique blend of academic and clinical coursework that requires attention to detail, motivation to succeed, and the ability to complete tasks within a specific timeframe. Through its science and clinic-based curriculum, students learn the educational, clinical, and communication skills necessary to become a valued member of the dental team.
Applications to the Dental Hygiene Program are accepted once a year between August 15 and December 1. One class is accepted each year, and study begins part-time in the summer semester following application and acceptance. The full-time study begins during the fall semester following application and continues for five semesters.
To prepare to apply to the AAS Dental Hygiene program, applicants must complete eight (8) prerequisite classes (four (4) science classes and four (4) general education classes). All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the application semester in order to be eligible for application. The science classes must have been taken within seven years of the planned start of the program and, when averaged, have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Science prerequisite classes:
The four (4) general education classes are good for a lifetime and must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
General education classes:
To verify the classes have been completed and to provide proof of grades for GPA calculation and credits by semester, unofficial copies of all transcripts containing prerequisite courses must be submitted with the application. Courses that have been taken more than once will be averaged if taken within two years of each other.
If planning to apply, applicants must complete the Admission Test for Dental Hygiene (ATDH) which is only offered in spring and fall windows. Please go to link for dates and times. The score from this aptitude exam will be used in the evaluation of the application to the Dental Hygiene program. To register for the exam, applicants should visit the website Admission Test for Dental Hygiene to learn more and register to take the exam.
There will be other documents that must be submitted or paperwork completed as part of the application process. Be prepared to provide the following additional items with your application.
All applicants to the CCD Dental Hygiene program must apply and be accepted to Community College of Denver prior to submitting a separate selective admission application to the Dental Hygiene program. During the CCD application process, applicants will establish their residency status and document their demographic/life experiences. These demographic/life experiences are evaluated during the application review to the dental hygiene program and include the following.
To see how each application is evaluated, visit our Application Review section to learn more.
All applicants must complete a criminal background check and drug screening before being offered an opportunity to interview for the program. Applicants who meet the minimum GPA criteria will be provided information on how to complete this step once all applications have been received and reviewed.