Selection Criteria


Acceptance into the Program is competitive and requires the commitment and ability to successfully complete the two years. The average overall and science GPA of accepted students is approximately 3.4 and the average composite and science ACT scores is 21. This varies each year and is dependent on the applicant pool. Each applicant receives points based on their academic performance in each of the following categories:

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (Retention GPA will be considered)
  • Science GPA
  • ACT/SAT Composite Score
  • ACT/SAT Science Score

Additional points towards selection are also given based on the following categories:

  • Dental office experience/observation (verified)
  • GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 for 35 or more college credits
  • BS/BA degree or advanced degree

Based on the points received from all the above categories, applicants are ranked and the top 28 applicants are invited to a group orientation and group interview with the dental hygiene faculty.