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:
- Updated assessment scores. -AND/OR-
- A transcript or academic evaluation showing successful completion of course requirements (i.e. developmental coursework).
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements,
- Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met, and
- Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements.
Apply at Hawkeye
Apply for admission at Hawkeye.
Send official transcripts to Admissions.
Demonstrate College Readiness
In order to be eligible for the Dental Hygiene program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a C- grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.
||ACCUPLACER Next Generation
||Success Course *
||85 Elementary Algebra
||259 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
||MAT-063 Elementary Algebra
||RDG-040 College Preparatory Reading III
||82 Sentence Skills
||ENG-061 College Preparatory Writing II
Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the ACCUPLACER assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.
* Success course credits do not apply towards graduation requirements.
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 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.
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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