Eligibility to apply for the Dental Hygiene program in January 2013 requires that a minimum of SIX of the 11 pre-dental hygiene courses be completed by the end of fall quarter 2012.
|Complete BOTH classes from the list below by the end of the fall quarter|
|ENGL||103||Composition-Argumentation and Research|
|CHEM||&121||Introduction to Inorganic, w/lab|
|Complete a minimum of THREE classes from the list below by the end of the fall quarter|
|CHEM||&131||Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry, w/lab|
|BIOL||&241||Human Anatomy and Physiology I, w/lab|
|BIOL||&242||Human Anatomy and Physiology II, w/lab|
|MATH||&107||Math in Society or MATH &146, Intro to Statistics|
|Complete a minimum of ONE class from the list below by the end of the fall quarter|
|SOC||&101||Introduction to Sociology|
|CMST||&101||Introduction to Communication|
|PSYC||&100||Introduction to Psychology|
Note: All 11 pre-dental hygiene courses listed above must be completed by the end of spring quarter 2013.
Students who attended another college/university, please refer to the Transfer Guide for a list of schools and courses that will automatically transfer to Pierce College for Dental Hygiene admission consideration. Pierce College Dental Hygiene uses the Eastern Washington University Transfer Guide to determine course eligibility.
If a student’s previous college is not listed on the Transfer Guide, they must complete and submit each course request using the online Course Transfer Request.
Note: Only the Dental Hygiene program director can determine course acceptance and transferability.
The Transfer Guide is subject to change at any time. Students concerned about transferring courses are encouraged to submit the Course Equivalency Worksheet. In general, courses listed as transferable in previous transfer guides are still valid (within five years) as transferable.
Minimum cumulative GPA for ALL pre-dental hygiene course = 3.3
Minimum GPA for any single course = 2.5
REPEAT AND AGE OF COURSES
Pre-dental hygiene courses may only be repeated once, and the last grade earned is used for application acceptance. Grades in science, math, or English courses must be no more than five years old. Grades that are more than five years old will not count as repeats. Non-science courses have no time limitations.
Note: If courses taken in winter or spring quarter of the application year do not meet the minimum requirements of the 2.5 GPA per course, and/or if a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.3, it will result in disqualification of the application for that year.
CRIMINAL HISTORY CLEARANCE
All validated applicants must submit to a criminal background check. Please see After Validation for further details.
DH Program Info Line
Voice: (253) 964-6796
Monica L Hospenthal, RDH, BS, M.Ed.
Director of Dental Hygiene/ Fulltime Professor
Kathy B. Bassett, BSDH, RDH, M.Ed.
Fulltime Professor/Clinical Coordinator
Mary Galagan, RDH, BS, MHA
Fulltime Professor/Community Health and Extramurals
Carolyn D. Roberton, BSDH, RDH
Fulltime Professor, Liaison Student Chapter of ADHA
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Dental Hygiene Program
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999