Perimeter College Dental Hygiene program-Admissions Process

Application deadline for Fall 2018 is January 9, 2018


Before submitting an application to the dental hygiene program, STUDENTS MUST FIRST COMPLETE STEPS 1, 2, AND 3

STEP 1. COMPLETE THE PERIMETER COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS BY THE ANNOUNCED DEADLINE.

1.      Apply for admission to Perimeter College http://perimeter.gsu.edu/how-do-i-apply/

a.      Students must submit their application and supporting documents (SAT/ACT scores, immunization records, high school/college transcripts, etc.) by the posted application deadline. Perimeter College's application deadline is posted on perimeter.gsu.edu

b.      Students should indicate on the College application form that their major is “Health Science.”

2.      Be accepted by Perimeter College at Georgia State University

a.      Students must apply to, be accepted, and receive an acceptance letter from Perimeter College prior to applying to the Dental Hygiene Program. Students who miss the application deadline CANNOT be considered for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program.

 

STEP 2. COMPLETE PREREQUISITES PRIOR TO APPLICATION TO THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM.

Three science prerequisites must be completed and transcripts transferred, prior to application deadline. Please review the Science Chart link as an easy reference.

1.      College Chemistry 1151 Pre-requisite:  Provide documentation (official transcript) of completion of CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L (Lab) or an equivalent course from another institution (or successfully passing the chemistry exemption exam) within the last seven years with a “C” or better.

2.      College Biology 2110 Pre-requisite:  Provide documentation (official transcript) of completion of BIOL 2110 (Human Anatomy and Physiology, Part 1) and BIOL 2110L (Lab) within the last 7 years with a “C” or better.

3.      College Biology 2120 Prerequisite:  Provide documentation (official transcript) of completion of BIOL 2120 (Human Anatomy and Physiology, Part 2) and BIOL 2120L (Lab) within the last 7 years with a “C” or better.

 

STEP 3.  GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES, COLLEGE SCIENCE, COLLEGE CHEMISTRY and COLLEGE BIOLOGY GRADE POINT AVERAGE.

1.      In order to be competitive for consideration into the Dental Hygiene program it is strongly encouraged that all applicants have a GPA of 2.50 or higher for courses required in the Dental Hygiene Program of Study.

2.      Applicants who earn a grade lower than a “C” in English 1101 or in any of the required science courses in the Dental Hygiene Program of Study are not eligible for admission to the program (The course must be retaken with a grade of C or better earned.).

3.      All science courses and English 1101 taken after admissions to the Dental Hygiene Program must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to meet graduation requirements. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Associate Level for “GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS”.

 

Related Dental Hygiene Experience

        A minimum of 20 hours of documented observation of a dental hygienist or volunteering time in the field and/or working in a dental office is required for consideration for admission to the program.

        Applicants must include a Shadowing Form stating the name, address, and telephone number of the person with whom you observed and the number of hours observed. The Shadowing Form must be submitted as part of the application to document your dental hygiene observation or experience. It is strongly recommended that applicants acquaint themselves with a variety of dental hygiene settings.

        Please note there will not be any points given in the area of shadowing. All applicants are required to shadow for 20 hours. You may find the form at this link or on our website under “Shadowing Form”.

 

Exit from all learning support courses or requirements.

        Students in ESL and/or Learning Support (Developmental Studies) must complete the required classes for these areas prior to application.

        Admission points are accumulated based upon General Education CORE, College Science, College Chemistry and College Biology Grade Point Averages (GPA).  Therefore, some general education courses must be completed prior to application in order to accumulate a general education GPA.

 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM

        Submit application to the Dental Hygiene Program by the deadline which is posted on the Dental Hygiene Website either in person or via certified mail.

        Since the application deadline falls just after a holiday period, please plan for mail deliver accordingly.

        Applications received after the posted deadline will not be considered for admission.

 

** Application deadline for Fall 2018 is January 9, 2018 **

 

Selection Criteria and Point System for Admission into the Dental Hygiene Program

The following information summarizes the criteria used by the Perimeter College at Georgia State University's Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee in selecting applicants for admission into the program .

 

Area A. College/University GPA 20-point maximum

1.  Cumulative Dental Hygiene Program of Study General Education GPA

 

 2.  Cumulative College Science GPA

GPA

Below 2.5

Points

0

GPA

Below 2.5

Points

0

2.50-2.75

1

2.50-2.75

1

2.76-3.00

2

2.76-3.00

2

3.01-3.25

3

3.01-3.25

3

3.26-3.50

4

3.26-3.50

4

3.51-4.00

5

3.51-4.00

5

 

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