Dental Hygiene Program
Accelerated Admission for Academic Achievement (AAAA)
The Division of Health Sciences established a pilot admission model for some of its programs called Accelerated Admission for Academic Achievement (AAAA). This model was established to reward students for excellence in academic achievement. Participating programs will be permitted to accept a percentage of students into each cohort eligible to start limited-enrollment courses based ondepartment established criteria.
This model for admission is in addition to the open enrollment admission Sinclair Community College has for its programs, and will not prevent students who meet the established program prerequisites from qualifying for entry to limited-enrollment courses on a space-available basis.
The Dental Hygiene program incorporated the AAAA model as an optional process for entry to the technical courses with limited enrollment, effective Fall 2008. For students to be eligible for the AAAA track they MUST have an “A” or “B” grade in EACH SCIENCE course taken to date. This includes transfer credits from another institution. If, however, the student wishes to retake the course or its equivalent and receives an “A” or “B” that “A” or “B” will replace the original grade. A student can only retake a course for this consideration one time. Once the criterion has been established, students may receive additional points toward their total placement score for the following:
Student already has an Associate of Science degree in a HEALTH program
Student already has a Bachelor’s degree or graduate level degree
Student provides proof of being a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
Student is an Ohio licensed Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)
An established scoring system is in place to allow students who meet these criteria to be ranked and placed on the AAAA eligibility waiting list according to their scores. To be considered for the incoming Fall cohort, all records will be reviewed and scored after the spring semester grades are posted.
The Program can admit up to 50% of each Fall’s cohort year based on academic achievement rather than placement on the waiting list. Once the 50% has been reached, those who did not rank for this cohort year will be placed on the top of the list for the following cohort year.
Our hope is that this option will encourage students to be highly successful in their prerequisite courses and reward them with the possibility of entering the limited-enrollment courses earlier.