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Important Dates for Admission

Fall 2018 Applications Available: September 1, 2017
 
Deadline: January 5, 2018,  6:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time/11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
 

Application Information

The direct entry pathway is for high school seniors who wish to pursue the BS degree in Dental Hygiene. With the BS degree, the student is prepared to sit for the national board dental hygiene examination (NBDHE) and eligible for licensure.

The student admitted to the Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene (DEDH) program is given reserved seating in a cohort-based learning community of 18 -19 credits to take the necessary coursework to begin dental hygiene courses and graduate in 4 years. Students may add coursework to their learning community, but not omit courses. 

 

Two-Step Application Process

Detailed application requirements are found on the below website and application.

Step 1

Apply to UH Mānoa
Undergraduate Admissions

Step 2

Apply to the Dental Hygiene Program

Required of all new applicants. Download the application from the link below

https://apply.hawaii.edu

Choose Dental Hygiene as your major

Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene Application

Fee: $70

Fee: $0
For your major choose Dental Hygiene  

 

Admission Requirements

Admission of students to the Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene (DEDH) program at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) is based on specific written criteria, procedures and policies.  Previous academic performance in high school, at UHM or other college or university, performance on standardized tests and other predictors are utilized in selecting students who have potential for successfully completing the program.
 
Minimum Exam Scores: SAT: Critical Reading – 510 and Math – 510 OR ACT: Reading – 22 and Math – 22 

Cumulative High School GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, at the end of junior year of high school

English Language Proficiency: If an applicant’s native language is not English or has not obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English speaking college, then the applicant must submit official Test of English a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.


NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Distance Education Course Restrictions:  Immigration regulations restrict enrollment in online distance education courses that require that all coursework be completed on-line.  However, immigration regulations do not restrict enrollment in hybrid distance education courses that require that coursework be completed through a combination of online and in-classroom coursework. International students enrolling in online distance education courses must adhere to the following guidelines per level of study in order to maintain immigration status:


Continuation Requirements

With successful completion of the freshman year including prerequisite course grades the student is automatically admitted to the BS in dental hygiene program. In order to retain status as a Direct Entry Dental Hygiene Program the student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all freshman year college coursework.

Admission to the direct entry program will not be deferred. Students wanting to begin the dental hygiene program at a later time must follow the regular admissions requirements.
 


PERSPECTIVE STUDENTS Not Applying for DIRECT ENTRY 

Students who are interested in the dental hygiene program but are not eligible for the direct entry program can enter UH Mānoa as a dental hygiene student and apply in fall of their freshman year for admission to dental hygiene. Informational sessions are offered that provide more information about this process. The application process and requirements are discussed in detail to assist interested students in the process. For more information contact the pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene and admission specialist Brian Akiyama at bsdh@hawaii.edu or 808-956-3794.

 

English Language Proficiency: If an applicant’s native language is not English or has not obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English speaking college, then the applicant must submit official Test of English a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.


 

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