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Frequently Asked Questions

No, but we strongly advise applicants take as many or all of the general education requirements due to the rigorous schedule of the program. English 1101 is a prerequisite course; however, it is not calculated into the minimum 12 point science merit evaluation.

No, applicants are not required to have dental experience. However, we strongly recommend shadowing in a dental office.

All applicants MUST take the HESI A2 Examination prior to application to the program. Applicants are only allowed to take the examination twice per application year. If you score above 50 percent in all five categories of the test, you should not need to retake the test. HESI testing must be completed within five years of applying to the program in order for it to be valid for application purposes.

 Due to the intensity of the program, it is recommended that students work a maximum of 10 to 14 hours per week.

 No, all prerequisite science courses must be completed by the deadline date of each year.

No, students accepted into the program are not exempt from any courses within the Dental Hygiene program.

Any applicant who applies to the program and has not taken the prerequisite science courses within five years of application to the program must retake these courses. Due to U.S. accrediting guidelines from the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, no dental coursework can be transferred to the Dental Hygiene program.


It is highly recommended that you view our Advising Session PowerPoint within the year you are applying to the program.

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.