Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the college, applicants to the Dental Hygiene Program must submit the following information to ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (DHCAS), an online application service, before March 1 of the year admission is desired:

  1. Completed Dental Hygiene Program Application
  2. Official copies of college transcripts
  3. Have an overall 2.0 GPA in college courses
  4. If applicable, supply documentation of graduation from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) dental assisting program or CDA certificate. (Note: Dental Assisting experience is not an admission requirement.)

The DHCAS application process can be accessed here.

DHCAS Customer service is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Phone number: (617) 612-2095

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Note: The general education and science courses in the curriculum should be taken prior to admission to the Program. All science courses completed must be within a five-year period prior to enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program.

This criteria is weighted to arrive at a score for each applicant. A selection committee, consisting of the Program Director and Program Faculty, will meet to select the next class. All applicants are notified by letter of the selection committee's decisions. All applicants are notified by letter of the committee's decisions. Applicants not selected are advised to contact Del Mar College's Student Enrollment Center or Dental Hygiene Program Director for advice concerning their academic goals.

Final acceptance into the Program is contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Additional Requirements

The student must pass a background check, at student's expense, for security clearance and continued enrollment in the Program. If admitted into the Program, the student must also attend a mandatory Dental Hygiene Program Orientation scheduled prior to the first day of class. On the day of Orientation, the student must submit proof of physical, visual, and dental examinations.

If accepted into the Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program, a formal online application to Del Mar College must be submitted. The online application can be accessed here.  Applicants must have an overall 2.0 GPA in college courses. Placement test scores, official high school and College/University transcripts also must be submitted to the Del Mar College Admission's office at 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404. Current Del Mar College students will not need to send any further documentation to the college.

Page last updated June 29, 2018.

Contact Information

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