When you fill out the DHCAS online application form, you will be able to download transcript request forms. Send a form to the registrar’s office at each college or university you have attended, including IUPUI, to request that your official transcript be sent to DHCAS. If you have attended a dental assisting program, before sure to request that transcript, too.
In 500 words or fewer, explain why you chose to pursue a career in dental hygiene and how you have prepared for this career path. Describe any accomplishments you achieved and any obstacles or challenges you overcame that affected your preparation for the B.S.D.H. program.
You will upload your personal statement to the DHCAS online application form.
Observation Requirement - Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of caution for our applicants, we are not requiring observation hours for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Instead, we ask that you interview a dental hygienist. Questions you should ask are:
- What is a typical day like where you work?
- What are some of the challenges of being a dental hygienist?
- What are the most rewarding aspects of being a dental hygienist?
- Do you have any advice for students entering a dental hygiene program?
Create a word document describing what you have learned from that hygienist. Include the hygienist's name, office name and office phone number for verification purposes.
You will upload your documentation to the DHCAS online application form.