How to Apply

Application Time Line

November 1–1st weekday of February: Application packets are available

  • Online: Dental Hygiene Application Packet
  • Email: health.sciences@tccd.edu
  • In person: NHSC Building, Room 1131 & Room 1118

February 1 at 5 p.m.: Application deadline

March: Learn the status of your application

  • Letters to Fall 2016 Dental Hygiene applicants will be mailed Friday, March 11, 2016.

 

Follow These Steps to Apply to Dental Hygiene

Step 1: Apply to TCC

Once you are accepted as a student at TCC, you will get a TCC Student ID number. You will need a TCC Student ID number for your application to Dental Hygiene.

 

Step 2: Meet the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI) requirements for credit course enrollment

Confirm your TSI status with the Registrar’s Office (817-515-0498).

 

Step 3: Request copies of your transcripts

You will need 2 copies of your transcripts from all the colleges you have attended–including TCC.

You will submit 1 copy to the Registrar’s Office and 1 copy with your application.

International students: Contact International Admissions if you have international transcripts.

 

Step 4: Take required admissions exams before applying to Dental Hygiene

  • Health Education System, Inc. (HESI) Admission Exam
  • TOEFL iBT® (if English is not your first language)

 

Step 5: Get a copy of your Texas State Board of Dental Examiners RDA certificate

  • If you are RDA certified
  • If you are planning to have an employer submit work experience for your application

Your RDA Certificate is not available for download. You will need to make a copy of your RDA certificate to submit with your application.

 

Step 6: Arrange for Work Experience/Observation Forms to be completed

Dental office(s) where you worked or observed must submit your Work Experience/Observation Forms to the Health Sciences Office.

Any Work Experience/Observation Forms you submit will not be accepted.

 

Step 7: Meet immunization and health insurance requirements

Available only during application period.

In addition to submitting a selective admission application, you must:

  • Meet immunization requirements
  • Have health insurance (after accepted to the program)
  • Be CPR certified (after accepted to the program)
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check/drug screening (after accepted to the program)

For details, see Health Requirements.

 

Step 8: Submit your complete application packet to the Health Sciences Office

All documents must be turned in at one time to be a complete application packet. We will no longer accept separate parts during the application period.

A complete application includes:

  • Completed Dental Hygiene Application
    • Fall 2017 Dental Hygiene Application will be available Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
  • Completed Immunization and Health Form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including TCC
  • Copy of your Texas State Board of Dental Examiners RDA certificate
    • If you are RDA certified
    • If you are planning to have an employer submit work experience for your application
  • Completed Work Experience / Observation Forms submitted by dental offices where you worked or observed

You can use the Dental Hygiene Application Checklist as a map to confirm that you meet the requirements and complete the application process.

 

Contact

Cindy O’Neal, Coordinator Dental Hygiene Program
817-515-6640
cindy.oneal@tccd.edu

Northeast Campus
Health Sciences Department
Building NHSC, Room 1131
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054
817-515-6435
817-515-6054
health.sciences@tccd.edu

Debra Krebs, Career and Technical Education Advisor
NFAC, Room 1109
817-515-6245
debra.krebs@tccd.edu

 

Updated February 10, 2016

 

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