The Dental Hygienist program uses a competitive admissions process. The petition process is how you gain acceptance into the core classes for this health program.

Petitioning happens only during specific times during the year, but applications are accepted for programs with petition requirements at any time. When you are ready to get started in program specific courses and have met petition eligibility requirements, you will submit a petition and follow the process for your program to determine admittance to program classes.

Petition Prerequisites

To be eligible to petition, you must be enrolled in or have completed any petition prerequisites for your program.

Preparing to Petition

Optional Scores: Once you submit your petition, you will take the HESI A2 Exam for program entrance. You can earn additional points that will be included in your final petition score by completing the following:

  1. Coursework: Intro to Biochemistry and/or Microbiology
  2. Previous degree completion

Ready to Petition?

The petition process happens each spring. To begin the process you will need to complete the online form. The online form will only be available on this page during the times listed below.

What’s Next?

We’ll review your form submission and make sure you meet all of the petition requirements. Then we will calculate your final petition score. Students will be mailed a letter outlining admission status and next steps. 

Petition Score Calculation

HESI Composite Score + Optional Course Score + Optional Degree Score = Final Petition Score


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