Applications to the Dental Hygiene Program Applications for fall 2022 will be accepted between September 1, 2021, and December 1, 2021. Do you have questions about the application process and want to learn about how to apply? RSVP to attend our Dental Hygiene Application Q&A Webinar on Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to register and receive the meeting link.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Dental Hygiene application requires the completion of 8 prerequisite classes and several supplemental documents that you'll need to prepare before you start to apply. Review the information below to learn more about how to prepare for the dental hygiene program and what documents you will need to submit with your application to the AAS Dental Hygiene program.
As you prepare your documents, please save and name all documents for submission using the following format: Last Name – Document Name. For example, Smith - Prerequisite Course List.
All documents must be saved as a PDF for submission.
Before application, all applicants must complete the following courses. A minimum Science GPA of 3.0 must be achieved as well as a minimum General Education GPA of 2.5. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the fall application semester.
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE TITLE||CREDIT HOURS|
|BIO 201||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIO 202||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|CHE 109*||General, Organic & Biochemistry -*CHE 101 and 102 will compensate for CHE 109||4|
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE TITLE||CREDIT HOURS|
|ENG 121*||English Composition - *ENG 122 will compensate for ENG 121"||3|
|PSY 101*||General Psychology I - *PSY 102, 226, 235, or 240 will compensate for PSY 101||3|
|SOC 101*||Introduction to Sociology - *ANT101, SOC 102 or 218 will compensate for SOC 101||3|
|COM 115*||Public Speaking - *COM 125 or 126 will compensate for COM 115||3|
Note: Courses taken more than once will be averaged if taken within two years of each other.
Choose one option below and use the instructions provided to complete this application. A combination of observations and interviews will not be accepted to complete this step.
If requesting Colorado residency status, you must scan, upload, and submit a copy of your Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado State Identification Card. If the license or ID was issued less than one year ago, other proof of Colorado residency must be submitted.
Please have this copy ready to submit with your supplemental application documents.
Dental assisting experience is not required for the Dental Hygiene program. However, applicants with prior dental assisting experience may provide documentation of their education or paid experience for consideration. Please provide either a copy of your dental assisting certificate and documentation of six months of employment in a dental office in the role of chairside or hygiene assistant or documentation of paid employment for six months or longer as a chairside or hygiene dental assistant. Dental employers should provide a letter on official letterhead documenting the individual’s duties and length of employment. The letter should be signed by the employer, scanned, and submitted with your supplemental application documents.
Complete the estimate of program expense form. Sign, scan and upload this document to submit with your online application.
Applicants to the dental hygiene program must submit the names and contact information (phone number and email address) for two individuals willing to complete a reference form for the applicant. Individuals asked to provide a reference will be contacted by the Dental Hygiene department to complete the reference form.
It is the applicant's responsibility to follow up with individuals providing a reference to confirm completion. Please allow up to 14 days (2 weeks) from application submission for the reference to be contacted.
Biographical Profiles will be evaluated and scored as part of the interview process. Please sign, scan, and upload this document to submit with the typewritten profile with your supplemental application documents.
Review, sign and date the Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. Scan and upload this document to submit the form with your supplemental application documents.
Advising questions, please contact Daniela Higgins
Application questions, please contact Voletha Bradley
Dental Hygiene Program Chair, Mary-Catherine Dean
After you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive an email notification informing you of one of the following:
Please note: Due to the large volume of applications received, please allow a minimum of 14 days for our office to contact via email. If you have not been contacted, please reach out to our application reviewer, Voletha Bradley, to determine that the application has been received by our office.
The final application review will occur in December. Once we have determined you meet the minimum GPA requirements (minimum GPA of 3.0 in our required Science prerequisites and a minimum of 2.5 in our required General Education prerequisites), you will receive a notification to take the Health Occupational Aptitude Exam and complete the required background check and drug screening. You must be invited by our department to complete these next steps.