Prospective Student Application Process

Step One:

·      Complete online Application for Admission to Sinclair Community College.  Indicate "Dental Hygiene" as your program of interest.  A paper application can also be obtained from the Admissions and Recruitment Office.

·      Complete the placement/ACCUPLACER Test (Building 10, Fourth floor).  Click here for New Student Enrollment and ACCUPLACER test information.


Step Two:

·      Schedule and attend a Campus Orientation

·      Meet with a Life and Health Sciences Advisor in Academic Advising (Room 11-346) for information and course work toward the Dental Hygiene program.

·      If necessary, complete process for High School and/or College Transcript request(s).  Click here for information.


Step Three:

·      Provide evidence of high school level chemistry within the past 5 years with a grade of “C” or better OR completion of CHE 1111 (Introduction to Chemistry I) with a "C" or better (see Note 1)

·      Complete prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher:

§  ALH 1101  Introduction to Healthcare Delivery, 2 credit hours

§  BIO 1141   Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 credit hours

                (see Note 1)

§  BIO 1242   Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 credit hours

                 (see Note 1)

§  DEH 1102  Introduction to Dental Hygiene, 1 credit hour

§  ENG 1101  English Composition I, 3 credit hours

·      Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

·      *Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Click here for TEAS information

·      Complete all of the above requirements by end of spring semester to be considered for the next admitting class.

Note 1:  When a student is admitted to the program and the BIOs and/or CHE 1111 or high school chemistry will be more than 5 years old BEFORE they start the program, they are required to retake the BIOs and/or CHE 1111 before their cohort starts.

*TEAS Test: Effective January 2, 2013, students applying to any Life and Health Sciences (LHS) program (with the exception of Health Information Management and Exercise, Nutrition and Sports Sciences) will be required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The purpose of the requirement is to assist in determining students' academic preparedness for the LHS programs.  Additionally, test results will assist academic advisors in providing students with recommendations for preparing for the academic rigor of the LHS programs.

Please note:  Programs within the Life and Health Sciences Division may have specific class/cohort sizes limited by the availability of placement in the clinical portion of the curriculum. As a result of this limited class/cohort size, there is a waiting period between completion of program admission requirements and starting the program. This waiting period varies between programs, but should be used to prepare for the rigorous demands and scheduling of the program coursework. Suggestions include taking additional classes needed for graduation and planning for the financial and time obligations that are associated with completion of the program.

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.