Argosy University Programs

Dental Hygiene AS Degree Program

AS, Dental Hygiene

Admissions Requirements

Students applying for this program will be selected for acceptance based on an objective point system.

Entrance requirements include the following:
• ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
• Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
• Argosy University Entrance Exam passing score, or
• Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
• A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “ English Language Proficiency Policy.”

All applications for admission to the AS in Dental Hygiene program must be submitted to the Admissions Department.An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
• Student Information Form
• Personal interview
• Completed Application for Admission Form
• Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.
• Proof of high school graduation or GED, or proof of earned college degree
• SAT or ACT score, and TOEFL® score (if applicable)
• Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
• Clinical Training Agreement
• Technical Standards Form
• Health forms

In addition, because this program is highly competitive,Argosy University, Twin Cities has established a set of objective criteria to identify applicants for admission acceptance. Applications will be evaluated by the Argosy University, Twin Cities Admissions Committee and representatives of the department.A wait list will be maintained.

Once admitted to the AS in Dental Hygiene program, the student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all General Education and dental hygiene courses.Any student who has been in the program and fails a course is dismissed from the program and can reapply and be considered with the other applicants at that time.Allied health professionals perform a wide range of physical tasks and assignments, and they must accept certain risks that are inherent in healthcare delivery. In applying for admission to Argosy University, prospective students are given information regarding these tasks, and applicants agree that they are capable of and willing to perform these tasks and assume these risks.

Students must successfully complete the American Heart Association two year CPR certification training in June, July, or August prior to enrolling in the technical dental hygiene courses offered during the Fall semester.

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