Dental Hygiene Application Procedures
The Application is encouraged by Dec. 31 of the year before anticipated entrance into the program. All materials related to the application must be received in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by February 1.
- The following must be included with the application when it is submitted online:
- Application for Admission
- Secondary Application
- List of courses in progress and those planned prior to enrollment into our program
- Biographical sketch
- Other materials that should be sent to complete your application:
- Application Fee ($35.00)
- Photograph sized 2 X 2
- Transcripts from high school and all colleges attended
- Scores from Texas Success Initiative (TSI). (Or if exempt, SAT/ACT or TAAS.)
- Observation Verification Form
- Evaluation Forms
- An application is valid for one academic year only.
- Official transcripts are required, and will be accepted only when sent directly from each school the applicant has attended.
- Recommendations are required from a dentist or a dental hygienist, a biology or chemistry instructor and an individual who has known the applicant for some time; for example, an employer or supervisor.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep the application file current. Failure to supply grades, transcripts or recommendations may be perceived as an indication that the applicant is no longer interested in admission.
Processing of applications begins the year prior to entrance into the professional program and continues until the class is filled. The applications are evaluated and an invitation for an interview may be extended. The purpose of the interview is to determine the applicant's knowledge of the dental hygiene profession. It also provides an opportunity for the applicant to see the facility, meet with the Admissions Committee and to ask questions about the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene program.
All prospective students are encouraged to contact the College with questions regarding prerequisite courses or the program.
Each student is responsible for declaring a legal state of residency at the time of application. Residency requirements are described in the Texas Education Code. A copy of the THECB rules and regulations on determination of residency status is available in the Office of Academic Records at HSC-BCD or may be downloaded from the web at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=B85D3904-DC5E-04B7-5D32B7A3DF36D853.
Basis For Acceptance
All applicants for admission will be considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex or age. Preference is given to Texas residents. Qualified handicapped persons who are capable of meeting the academic and technical standards essential to participation in the program will receive equal consideration.
The quality of the applicant's academic achievement is a prime consideration. A grade point average (GPA) is computed based on all courses taken in college.
Preference for admission is given to students with:
- A cumulative GPA and Science GPA indicating ability to succeed in the program.
- Attention given to detail when completing the application .
A comprehensive biographical sketch that includes information that will help the Admissions Committee know the applicant better. Details about the dental hygiene procedures that have been observed, a description of the community service projects in which you have participated and information concerning your interests, abilities and attitudes that have motivated you to make the commitment required for a career in dental hygiene are examples of information that might be included.
Matriculation and Registration
All students are required to register on the dates specified in the official school calendar. A matriculation fee is required of every student upon first admittance to any program of the College. New students who fail to report for registration at the specified time may lose their place in the class, unless they have previously received permission for late registration.
Veterans who have obtained a certificate of eligibility should report to the Director of Student Aid for handling of veteran's benefits.
Detailed information about student aid and veteran affairs is available from the Student Aid Office.
Before enrollment, the accepted applicant must return a completed physical examination form furnished by the College. Required immunizations are listed on the physical examination form.
To Access the Dental Hygiene Application Forms:
The applicant will need to create an account on the Banner Admissions Management Framework (BAMF) website: https://bamf.tamhsc.edu/2/. The applicant will be required to complete and submit the BCD Dental Hygiene Application, the BCD Secondary Application and the Ethnicity Form.
The Evaluation Form and Observation Verification Form are available for download. You will need to print these forms and submit them with signatures through regular mail.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact The Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 214.828.8231 or by email at email@example.com.
Mail forms and transcripts to:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246