Selective Admissions Process

A committee selects applicants to the program each year. If you submitted a complete application, you will be notified of your status within the first week of March.

Selections are based on the your accumulative grade point average plus bonus points earned. Bonus points can be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Completion of degree-specific general education courses with a C or higher prior to applying. Science courses must have been completed within 5 years of program deadline date.
  • Completion of college-level courses with a C or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. Points are awarded proportionately to the number of semester hours completed.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Work experience in the field, for select programs only.
    Documentation of work experience required: Documentation of Work/Observation Experience Form and Instructions (PDF will open in new window)

Before You Apply

  • The College admissions process must be complete before you can apply to the program.
  • You can only apply to 2 selective admissions programs per year. Both programs must have differing deadline dates.
  • Application packets are available from November 1 through the first weekday of February.
  • This program will remain at the Northeast Campus in Hurst.

Ways to Make Yourself a Competitive Applicant

  • Make A's and B's in most–if not all–college courses
  • Confirm that you have met the TSI requirements for credit course enrollment in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics (PDF will open in a new window)
  • Complete all science courses:
    • BIOL 2401*
    • BIOL 2402*
    • BIOL 2420*
    • CHEM 1406*
    *For selection purposes, science lab courses completed online will not earn bonus points.
  • Make the most of the Documentation of Work/Observation Experience Form and Instructions (PDF will open in a new window) bonus point(s) option
  • Make sure you read carefully and follow all directions provided through the website and application packet.

How to Get an Application Packet

Application packets are available only from November 1 through the first weekday in February each year.

Learn More About Our Program

Read our Dental Hygiene Program General Information (PDF will open in a new window)

Applying for Dental Hygiene for Fall 2015?

If you apply between November 2014–February 2, 2015, to start with the Dental Hygiene class entering in Fall 2015, you will follow a different curriculum from the currently posted curriculum.

The Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Senate Bill 497 require the curriculum to go from 72 to 60 hours.

Possible Changes

Although changes are not finalized, we anticipate that the A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene may no longer require:

  • CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I–Allied Health
  • ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Any courses you may have taken prior to Fall 2015 that were required for the A.A.S in Dental Hygiene will most likely be required as you continue in an A.A.S to B.S program.

 

Contact

Debra Krebs, Dental Hygiene and Emergency Medical Services Advisement
Northeast Campus
Building NFAC, Room 1109
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054
817-515-6245
debra.krebs@tccd.edu

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

 

 

Updated September 15, 2014

 

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