Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the application deadline for the Dental Hygiene Program?
A: Before March 1st of the year admission is desired. 

Q: How do I apply to the Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program?
Access the online application process here.

Q: Where can I find answers about applying through the online application process?
A: Access frequently asked questions concerning the new ADEA DHCAS online application process here.

Q: What courses are recommended to be complete before applying to the Dental Hygiene Program?
A: It is recommended that the following courses be completed: BIOL 2401, CHEM 1406, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, ENGL 1301, SOCI 1301, PSYC 2301, Communications (SPCH) core elective, and Creative Arts or Language, Philosophy and Culture core elective. All science courses completed must be within a five-year period prior to enrollment into the Dental Hygiene Program.

Q: Is there a fee for the application?
A: Yes, the fee is $95.00.

Q: Is there any kind of fee waiver available?
A: Yes, information on a fee waiver can be found by clicking here.

Q: Because of the new online application process, do I still need to submit documents to the Dental Hygiene Program at Del Mar College?
A: NO, you do not need to submit to the Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program any hard copy documents such as placement test scores or official transcripts. All documentation is submitted through the online application process. Any documents submitted in hard copy to the Program will be destroyed and NOT utilized for your application.

Q: Will there ever be a time when I will need to submit hard copy documents to Del Mar College?
A: If formally accepted into the Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program, you will then be asked to submit a formal online application to Del Mar College.  Access to the online application is here. You will also need to request placement test scores, official high school and College/University transcripts to be sent to the Del Mar College Admission’s office at 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404. If you are already a current Del Mar College student, you will not need to send any further documentation.

Q: Can I also apply to the Dental Hygiene Program through a paper application?
A: NO, the only application available is through the online application process via the ADEA DHCAS website.

Q: If I am transferring course work from another College/University, how will I know if the courses will transfer?
A: It is recommended that you schedule an advising appointment with a Dental Hygiene Advisor.  To schedule, please call (361) 698-2858 or email pmartin@delmar.edu.

Q: When will I know if I was accepted into the Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program?
A: Each applicant will receive a letter via regular mail by the end of April or early May. All applicants will receive either a letter of acceptance, alternate, or denial.

Q: What if I received a letter that states I’m an alternate?
A: Based on your alternate ranking, identified on the letter, you can be notified of any changes as late as the first day of class for the Fall semester.  Please notify the Dental Hygiene Program of any change of address and/or phone number where we can reach you at (361) 698-2858 or email pmartin@delmar.edu.

Q: Once I have submitted all pertinent documents online, should I continue to log into my DHCAS online application account?
Yes, you should continue to check your status of your online application. Once your status is “verified” you will then have a completed application that will be evaluated by the selection committee.

Q: Does the Program require letters of recommendation?
A: NO letters of recommendation are currently required.

Q: What if I have questions that are not answered in this FAQ?
Access the Dental Hygiene web pages here. It is also recommended that you schedule an advising appointment with a Dental Hygiene Advisor.  To schedule, please call (361) 698-2858 or email pmartin@delmar.edu.

Page last updated July 10, 2018.

Contact Information

Dental and Imaging Technology
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2858