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Application Procedures

Our application is an online process.  The application for the certificate and/or BS degree on-campus program will be available online beginning April 1, 2015 through September 1, 2015 to apply to be considered for the incoming class of August 2016. The Health Science Reasoning Test is required as part of the application process and is available beginning April 7, 2015 through August 28, 2015. See admission requirements to schedule an appointment. The application for the Degree Completion Program will be available online beginning September 1, 2015 through June 1, 2016 to begin online courses August 2016. Please see requirements for applying to the Degree Completion Program. All inquiries, credentials and application for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program should be addressed to:

Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 20036
Houston TX 77225-0036

Online application

Applications will be processed upon receipt of the following:

  • All college transcripts
  • Successful completion of Texas Success Initiative (TSI).
  • TOEFL test scores if applicable
  • Three (3) letters of recommendations from 2 professors and 1 employer using the institutional form provided. 

    Click on this link; scroll down to “School of Dentistry”; go to the “Dental Hygiene” section and click on “Cover Form”.  Print them off.  Fill out your portion of the form and give them to the person writing the recommendation.  The person completing the recommendation should send the completed recommendation form to the registrar.  The official university Cover Form must be submitted.

  • All applicants are required to take the Health Science Reasoning Test as part of a holistic application process.  This is a computer based test that is specifically designed to measure critical thinking skills.  The test consists of critical thinking questions in health sciences contexts, although no specialized technical knowledge is required. Call 713-486-4084 for more information and to schedule your test.

The deadline for completed applications is Sept. 1 of the year preceding expected enrollment.

The Admissions Committee begins reviewing applications in November and continues their review until all positions are filled. All applicants will be notified of their standing by May 31.