University of Southern Indiana

Program Admission

Starting in the fall semester of 2014, degree requirements may have significantly changed due to the launch of the University Core 39. Students entering the University of Southern Indiana before the fall semester of 2014 may be required to complete the old University Core Curriculum. See previous versions of the USI Academic Bulletin for degree requirements for previous bulletin years.

Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program is determined through a selective process and is limited to 24 students each academic year.  The student's grade point average in the required prerequisite courses determines the admission ranking.  Candidates for the program must be in good health, eligible for dental hygiene licensure, and capable of fulfilling clinical practice requirements. 

Requirements
To be considered for admission to the dental hygiene program, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Acceptance to the University of Southern Indiana. To apply to the University, submit an admission application to the USI Office of Admission. Dental Hygiene applications will be considered for admission after the student has applied and been accepted to the University.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 (4.0 scale).
    • All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the Dental Hygiene professional curriculum.
    • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. 

How to Apply
Submit an application to the USI Dental Hygiene Program by February 1 of the calendar year you desire admission to the program.


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