Hygiene Bacclaureate Program - How to Apply

Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program is competitive. Selection is based on the applicant's post-secondary academic record, life experiences and potential for success in a baccalaureate program in dental hygiene. New students are admitted for the fall semester only. All application materials must be submitted by January 15th of the year in which admission is sought. To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements and complete the listed instructions below:

Requirements

  1. Be in good standing with the last college or university attended.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT and provide individual component scores and composite score. 
  3. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with a grade of “C” or better on all specifically required courses.
  4. Have a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university. Course numbers and titles are those of the University of Oklahoma.
  5. Ideally applicants should have completed the FOUNDATIONAL coursework (see pre-requisite courses) before the January 15 application deadline.

    Acceptance is based upon completion of foundational coursework by the end of the spring semester prior to admission. 
     
  6. ALL pre-requisite courses, excluding foundational, must be completed by the time the fall semester begins.
  7. Applicants must investigate dental hygiene as a career prior to application by spending a minimum of 40 hours observing a dental hygienist. Observation of a dentist does NOT meet this requirement. Please complete the 40 hour shadowing form.

    40 Hour Shadowing Form
     
  8. Complete a typewritten career statement.

    Career Statement Form
     
  9. Two letters of recommendation on letterhead or with writer's address and phone number from individuals familiar with applicant's success or potential for successful completion of the program.
  10. Official transcripts from all high schools, colleges or universities attended.
  11. Submit a completed University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center application on-line that includes the prioritized site(s) for which the applicant wishes to be considered.

    Apply On-line
     
  12. If English is the student's second language, a minimum score of 250 is required on the national standardized TOEFL examination.
  13. If you receive an offer of acceptance into the program, it is contingent upon meeting the required “C” in all remaining pre-requisite coursework and a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Instructions

  1. Send to Admissions and Records the following items at the address listed below:

    University of Oklahoma
    Admissions and Records
    Room 200
    PO Box 26901
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
    ** Confirmation of correct information by the applicant MUST be completed by February 1st of the year of application to be eligible for possible interview.
    • OUHSC application fee (if not paid online by credit card)
    • The College processing fee (if not paid online by credit card)
    • Official transcripts from all high schools, colleges or universities attended
    • ACT or SAT individual component scores and composite score
    • It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm receipt of the above information. To do this, follow this link: 
      OU Health Science Center Application Status. Follow directions provided. Allow 10 working days after information is received before making inquiries. If incorrect or incomplete information is listed, contact Admissions and Records at (405) 271-2347.
  2. Send to the Department of Dental Hygiene the following items at the address listed below:

    By U.S. Mail
    University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
    Department of Dental Hygiene
    P.O. Box 26901
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901

    By UPS, Fed Ex
    University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
    Department of Dental Hygiene
    1201 N. Stonewall
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117
    **Confirmation of correct information by the applicant MUST be completed by February 1st of the year of application to be eligible for possible interview.

    **Applicants may be invited for a personal interview or group interview. An interview does not indicate acceptance in the program. All expenses incurred in the application process are the responsibility of the applicant.
    • A written career statement
    • Verification of observation of a dental hygienist
    • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicant's success or potential for successful completion of the program
    • A recent passport-style photograph. An electronic photo is required. E-mail to kristy-jurko@ouhsc.edu.  Contact Kristy with questions.
    • It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm receipt of the above information. To do this, follow this link:
      OU Health Science Center Application Status. Follow directions provided. Allow 10 working days after information is received before making inquiries. If incorrect or incomplete information is listed, contact Admissions and Records at (405) 271-2347. 

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