Dental Assisting Admission Requirements
Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Apply at Hawkeye.
Meet basic skill competencies in reading, writing, and math.
Basic skill competencies assessment provides information about your academic skills in reading, writing, and math. This information will be used to determine your acceptance, course selection, and registration.
For admission into the Dental Assisting program, you must score at least the following sub scores on the ACT or the COMPASS assessment:
|ACT sub scores ||COMPASS scores |
- 19 - Reading
- 19 - English
- 19 - Math
- 82 - Reading
- 41 - Writing
- Basic Skills Competency in Math
Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:
- ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I
- RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III
Any combination of the above options fulfilling the basic skills requirements in reading, writing, and math.
Send your transcripts and test scores to the Admissions office.
- Completed applicant files (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the program's admission requirements will be inactivated and will be sent an Admissions Inactivation Letter.
Applicants who meet the program's admission requirements will be accepted.
We accept approximately 24 students and 10 alternates each Fall Semester. Applicants will be accepted based on the date their applicant file was completed. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant file, the date you submitted your application, if needed, will be used to prioritize acceptance.
If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the next Fall Semester.
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