In order to be considered for the Dental Hygiene program, students must provide the Admissions office with the appropriate documentation showing completion of all requirements. Appropriate documentation consists of:
- Official high school or GED/HiSET transcript
- Official college transcript (if applicable)
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements
- Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met
- Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements
Keep their contact information up to date and to routinely check their Hawkeye email
Apply at Hawkeye
- Apply for admission at Hawkeye.
- Send official transcripts to Admissions.
- Demonstrate college readiness.
You can check the status of your application by logging into your Admissions Account.
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Prerequisite coursework may be completed at Hawkeye Community College or at any accredited transfer institution. See the suggested sequence of study for a list of prerequisite courses.
Once all prerequisite coursework is completed, contact the Admissions office immediately.
Dental Hygiene Program Admittance/Admission Processing
The Dental Hygiene program registers 25 students each fall.
Applicants who successfully meet all admission criteria and prerequisite coursework will be given an Eligible-Start Date to be Determined (ETBD) application status.
The Eligible-Start Date to be Determined status date is according to the student’s prerequisite completion date. If students share the same prerequisite completion date, the registration date for the final prerequisite course will be used.
Eligible-Start Date to be Determined (ETBD) application status does not guarantee program admittance. Program admittance is based on seat availability. It is not uncommon for students to remain on Eligible-Start Date to be Determined (ETBD) application status for two years.
The Admissions Office will request Eligible-Start Date to be Determined candidates to confirm their eligibility interest once a year in September/October.
The Admissions Office provides Eligible-Start Date to be Determined candidates with an anticipated start term update two times a year, November and February.
The Admissions Office begins the admittance process for the following fall in late January.
It is the student’s responsibility to keep their contact information up to date and to continually check their Hawkeye email.
Prior to the First Day of Classes
Prior to the first day of classes, admitted students must have a physical exam with immunization record on Hawkeye Community College form. Students must also attend a Mandatory Compliance Training session.
Changes are taking place within healthcare facilities nationally. These changes directly affect all health programs at Hawkeye Community College. The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), which accredits healthcare facilities across the country, enforced background screening September 2004 and has set requirements mandating that students in a healthcare field must now complete the same background check as hospital employees. As a Health student of Hawkeye Community College, you will be required to complete a criminal background check which includes fingerprinting that searches the following databases of sex offender, child abuse and dependent adult registry, and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud. The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting
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