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Dental Hygiene Admissions Requirements

•Completion of all prerequisite courses
•Minimum GPA of 2.5 (3.0 is considered competitive)
•Successful interview with the dental hygiene department 

Dental Hygiene Application Process

Submit Online Application to ADEA DHCAS. DHCAS Portal opens October 29, 2020.

Submit the following documents within DHCAS:
•Official college transcripts (including Dual Enrollment)
•Official high school transcript (if you went to high school in the state of Tennessee)
•2 letters of reference (one professional, one academic)
•Documentation of 16 observation hours of a dental hygienist completed within the past 6 months

Applicant Selection
The top 30 applicants will be selected to interview. Admission will be granted to the top 20 applicants following a successful interview.


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Dental Hygiene Admissions

You want a career in the dental field… One not only with great job prospects, but also one that is rewarding and gives you the opportunity to serve your patients and community.


The bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at Tennessee Wesleyan University provides the training and support to prepare you for your dental career. With a strong academic foundation and hands-on experience in our Dental Clinic, you’ll be ready to join the 100% of our job-seeking students to get hired right after graduation. You read that right...100% in jobs.


You’re ready to choose TWU Dental Hygiene…Let’s get started!

Dental Hygiene is a full-time only program which begins officially in a student’s junior year, with the application process open from November-March of the sophomore year. Students entering the program must carry a 2.5 GPA in their prerequisite coursework, and priority is given to students who complete their general educational core at Tennessee Wesleyan.


Begin the application process by submitting an application and needed documents through DHCAS. If you have questions, please contact your admissions counselor


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