Dental Hygiene Admission Criteria

Dental Hygiene Program Minimal Admission Requirements

  • Unconditional admission to Calhoun Community College
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • An ACT test taken within the past 3 years demonstrating a minimum composite score of 18

-OR-

  • A Next-Generation ACCUPLACER test taken within the past 3 years demonstrating a minimum Reading score of 250 and a minimum WritePlacer score of 4
  • Submission of a completed Dental Hygiene Program Application by the published deadline.

Meeting minimal admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance.  The number of students selected for admission to the dental hygiene program each year is limited and therefore the application process is competitive.  Applications are evaluated by the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee and assigned a score based on a point system.  Points are awarded on the basis of submitted information.  Top scoring applicants are offered an opportunity to enroll.

 

Dental Hygiene Application Points System

CATEGORY POINTS POSSIBLE
Completed General Education Coursework 65
Standardized Test Scores 20
Attendance at a Dental Hygiene Program Information Session 5
Graduate of a CODA accredited DA program with a current Certified Dental Assistant credential 10
TOTAL
100

Point grid for applicants submitting an ACT score

ACT Composite Score Dental Hygiene Application Points
< 18 Ineligible for DH Program
18 – 21 4 points
22 – 24 8 points
25 – 27 12 points
28 – 30 16 points
31 – 36 20 points

Point grids for applicants submitting NextGen ACCUPLACER reading and writing scores

ACCUPLACER READING SCORE Dental Hygiene Application Points
< 250 Ineligible for DH Program
250-259 2 points
260-269 4 points
270-279 6 points
280-289 8 points
290-300 10 points
ACCUPLACER WRITINGSCORE Dental Hygiene Application Points
< 4 Ineligible for DH Program
   4 2 points
   5 4 points
   6 6 points
   7 8 points
   8 10 points

Point grid for general education coursework

Application points are awarded when the course & grade is HIGHLIGHTED on an enclosed CCC transcript

Course Name and Number Earned grade and points
BIO 201  Human Anatomy &  Physiology I A = 8     B = 5     C = 2
BIO 202  Human Anatomy & Physiology II A = 8     B = 5     C = 2
BIO 220 General Microbiology A = 8     B = 5     C = 2
CHM 104 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry A = 8     B = 5     C = 2
Mathematics Elective – MTH 100, MTH 110, MTH 112, MTH 113, MTH 120, MTH 125, MTH 126, MTH 227, MTH 237, or MTH 238 A = 8     B = 5     C = 2
ENG 101  English Composition I A = 5     B = 3     C = 0
PSY 200  General Psychology A = 5     B = 3     C = 0
SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology A = 5     B = 3     C = 0
Speech Elective – SPH 106, SPH 107, SPH 116 A = 5     B = 3     C = 0
Humanities Elective: Art, Music, Foreign Language, Literature,

Philosophy, Religion, Theatre       (PHL 206 Ethics preferred)

A = 5     B = 3     C = 0
MAXIMUM GENERAL EDUCATION POINTS = 65