Applying to the BAS Program

Congratulations on your decision to take your dental hygiene degree to the next level and earn your baccalaureate degree.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Dental Hygiene application requires supplemental documents that you will need to prepare before you start the application and apply. Review the information below to learn more about the specific materials you’ll be asked to submit during the BAS Dental Hygiene application process.

In addition to the supplemental documents, please be advised that during the completion of our online application, we will ask you a series of optional questions. Answers provided may be used to assist with future grant applications and funding. Completion of these questions are not required for you to be accepted into this program, but they will be helpful to our faculty and staff for reporting on the success of the BAS program.

Prior Education

Unofficial Transcripts

Submit an unofficial copy of ALL transcripts, including dental hygiene school transcripts, current, and previously attended colleges or universities from which CCD can accept credits with your application. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for admission to the BAS program in Dental Hygiene. In addition, CCD must be able to accept transfer credits from your college or university in order to be admitted to the program.

When you upload your unofficial transcript copies, use the following naming convention: Last Name_Transcript-College Name, e.g., Smith_Transcript-CCD.

Transcripts will be evaluated to determine if coursework will fulfill specific requirements for required and/or elective coursework toward the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Official Transcripts

CCD’s Office of Registration & Records must receive official copies of your transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to transfer credit for previous coursework. These transcripts must be mailed or electronically delivered to the Office of Registration & Records, Campus Box 201, P.O. Box 173363, Denver, CO 80217.


You must provide proof of Colorado residency or residency within a state under National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). If requesting Colorado residency status, you must submit a copy of your Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado State Identification Card. If the license of your ID was issued less than one year ago, other proof of Colorado residency must be submitted. If you have questions about this, please contact Rebecca McGruder.

We ask that you save all of your documents before you upload to the online application with this convention: Your Name_Name of Document, e.g., Smith_Residency Status.

Verification of Dental Hygiene Licensure

For the completion of our online application, please be prepared to list the state(s) for which you currently hold an active dental hygiene license, including the state and license number. If you hold a certificate in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide or another area, please indicate as well. License status will be verified. All applicants must hold an active dental hygiene license in at least one state within the United States to be accepted into the CCD BAS degree-completion program.


Part of your application process is to submit two professional references. While completing the online application, we will ask you to submit the name, phone number, and email address of the people you would like our office to contact to complete a reference for your application. Have this information ready when you complete the online application.

It is your responsibility to inform the persons listed on the application that someone from the Center for Health Sciences will be reaching out to him/her via email to complete a reference for you.

Writing Sample

The purpose of the writing sample is to assess and advise the need for possible additional coursework, tutoring or suggested elective(s) in order to enhance your current writing skills.

Type your response on a separate sheet and attach it by uploading a Word document or PDF on our online application. Please save your document with the following naming convention before uploading: Last Name_BAS-Writing-Sample.

Please limit your response to no more than 500 words. View the rubric provided to assist with format and content.

Provide a sample of your writing by responding to one of the following prompts.

  • Prompt Option 1: Describe a situation in which you were in direct conflict with a colleague or patient. Address your feelings at the time, how they impacted the situation, and how you were able to resolve the conflict.
  • Prompt Option 2: Reflect on your career and/or professional goals; discuss how your academic, volunteer, and/or extra-curricular activities will help you to achieve these goals. You may choose to include in your reflection past and/or current activities, as well as your plans for future activities.
  • Prompt Option 3: Leadership is not only important but also necessary to be successful in new ventures. Discuss an experience where you have taken on a leadership role, how you were able to be successful in this role, what personal skills or attributes do you feel were vital to your success.

Student Responsibilities & Affirmation

To complete the online application, you will affirm that you have read the following information with an electronic signature.

The following is a list of student responsibilities for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program. The list is not exhaustive but covers the primary responsibilities for participants in the BAS DEH program and as a student in an online educational program.

  • Contact BAS Degree Completion Coordinator to establish an individualized Program Plan.
  • Own a desktop, laptop or tablet that is compliant with the minimum technology requirements as set forth by the Community College of Denver for online classes.
  • Establish and maintain a stable high-speed/broadband internet connection throughout enrollment in the BAS Program.
  • Check email daily for announcements and other important BAS course information.
  • Log in to D2L within one week of the start of the eight-week class session to establish course attendance.
  • Continue to login to the enrolled course(s) at least two times per week to complete course activities, assignments, and review material.
  • Be a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.
  • Pay all course and tuition fees as established by Community College of Denver.
  • Purchase all required textbooks and other course materials as determined by the course instructor.

If you've already prepared application materials, you're ready to begin the online application

After the degree completion coordinator has reviewed your online application and supporting materials, you will be notified of your status in the BAS dental hygiene program. Those accepted into the program will also receive instructions on the next steps, including some of the following:

  • Review the BAS Dental Hygiene curriculum and schedule a meeting with Degree Completion Coordinator, Rebecca McGruder, to develop your Program Plan.
  • Register and pay for your classes. To set up a payment plan, please contact Cashier's Office at 303.556.2075.
  • Attend orientation.

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Should you have any questions while completing this online form, please contact Rebecca McGruder.