Dental Hygiene Associate of Applied Science Degree
Dental Hygiene Selective Admission Criteria and Process
(Effective with the Fall 2017 entering class)Listed below are the requirements that must be completed by all students seeking admission in the
Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene Program.
Completed BCCC College Application must be submitted prior to applying to the program.Prerequisites for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program include:The following to be completed prior to the Spring Semester for Fall Pre- Clinical
1. All developmental coursework (math, reading and writing sequence) with a grade of “C” or
2. Completion of PRE 100, ENG 101, BIO 107, BIO 212, and CHE 105.
3. Overall G.P.A. of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale (Applications will not be ranked if
G.P.A is lower than 2.5).
4. A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all science courses. Science courses must be
completed within five (5) years of admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.
5. Mandatory Dental Hygiene Information Session Attendance (must be present for mandatory
6. All applicants must take the current Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) (2 attempt
limit). Test scores must not be older than one year.
7. All applicants must pass the Biology 101 Placement Exam.
8. All applicants must meet the college’s computer literacy requirement.
9. All applicants must sign and date the Dental Hygiene Essential Standards.
Application will be available on the Dental Hygiene webpage no later than last Friday in October.Ranking System for Admission to Dental Hygiene Program (Based on possible maximum score of 74
Ranking for entrance into the Fall Dental Hygiene class will be completed following mid semester
of the preceding Spring session. Points will be allocated based on the following criteria:
1. Science G.P.A.: (Minimum grade of “C” required in each course)
3.8 – 4.00 37 points 3.0 – 3.19 21 points
3.6 – 3.79 33 points 2.8 – 2.99 17 points
3.4 – 3.59 29 points 2.6 – 2.79 13 points
3.2 – 3.39 25 points 2.5 – 2.59 9 points2. Cumulative G.P.A.:
3.8 – 4.00 18 points 3.0 – 3.19 10 points
3.6 – 3.79 16 points 2.8 – 2.99 8 points
3.4 – 3.59 14 points 2.6 – 2.79 6 points
3.2 – 3.39 12 points 2.5 – 2.59 4 points3. Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Exemplary 4 points
Advance 3 points
Proficient 2 points
Basic 1 points
Developmental 0 points4. Completed Courses:
3 points will be deducted for each of the following courses not completed prior to admission.
3 point will be added for each of the following courses completed prior to admission.
DNT 200 Nutrition for Health SciencesPSY 101 Introduction to PsychologyMAT 107 Modern Elementary
Statistics SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SP 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communications
5. Ranked Application from Previous Year: 10 points
Any courses with D or F grades will not be accepted.
BCCC reserves the right to modify the above regulations/requirements and point designations at
any time in the student’s enrollment. The outlined point system should not be deemed an
irrevocable contract between Pre-Dental Hygiene Students and Baltimore City Community College.
BCCC Dental Hygiene Applicants
• Applicants not admitted to the program who wish to be considered the following year
• Applications will be ranked according to the procedures above to determine their total points.
• Students with the highest total points will be accepted f o r t h e 20 s e a t s in ranked
order. In case of applicants with the same number of total points, the applicant who has submitted
her /his a p p l i c a t i o n f i r s t w i l l g e t t h e f i r s t c o n s i d e r a t i o n .
• Applications with requirements completed by the Fall deadline will be ranked first. Other
applications may be considered for admissions if requirements will be completed by Spring (based on
NOTE: To be considered, application must be received by the deadline date and time.
Notification letters will be mailed in early May. Applicants will have 5 days to formally declare
their acceptance to the program, no exceptions. If you do not meet the minimum requirements,
were not accepted or you declined your admission, you must submit a new application if you wish
to be considered for the next year. You must also attend another Mandatory Dental Hygiene Program Information Session.
The program uses CastleBranch Background Check that all students, once accepted into the program, must participate.