University of Southern Indiana

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students do you accept into your program each year?
24 students

How many applications do you receive each year?
Approximately 40

How often do you select a class?
Once a year in May for the fall semester

What is the application deadline?
March 1 of the calendar year you wish to enter

When are the interviews?
There are no interviews

What G.P.A. is required?
2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

What are the prerequisites?
Rhetoric & Composition I, Introduction to Speech, and Medical Terminology

Are there additional costs for the program?
Yes, approximately $2000.00. This covers the cost of textbooks, certification exam, uniforms, CPR certification, student membership in the American Dental Assistants Association, and supplies

What degree do I receive?
A Certificate is earned after one year
An Associate Degree is earned after two years

Do I need official transcripts?
Yes, all official college transcripts should be sent to the USI Office of Admission

When will I find out if I am accepted?
By June of the year the application was submitted

Key Features of USI Dental Assisting Program
• Small class size
• Individualized instruction in laboratories/clinics
• Faculty with occupational experience
• Hands-on clinical experiences in local dental offices
• Clinical experiences in general and specialty practices


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