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Dental Hygiene Application Process and Information

  • Do I need to complete my prerequisites before I apply?
    Yes, all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application. In progress transcripts will not be accepted. For more information about prerequisites, please click here.
  • Can prerequisite courses from other schools be used?
    Yes, if the school is accredited and if the course is equivalent to our requirement. Check with a counselor to determine this. Bring transcripts to the counseling appointment. You can also use the Cabrillo DH Counselor's Equivalency Evaluation form to determine equivalency for a few of the local community colleges.
  • Do I have to meet with a counselor before applying?
    It is highly recommended. An established Education Plan assists students in completing all AS Degree Dental Hygiene required course work. See the AS DH Courses Degree Worksheet and call the Counseling Department at 831-479-6274 to make an appointment with a Cabrillo College academic counselor.
  • Is there a counselor who specializes in advising dental hygiene students?
    Yes, call the main Counseling Office website for general information or call 831-479-6274 to schedule an in person or over the phone appointment with the Dental Hygiene Program Counselor.
  • Is there an Advanced Placement option in the Dental Hygiene Program?
    There is no option in place for the DH program to accept students transferring from other DH programs.
  • Is California residency required for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program?
    No. See the Admissions and Records web site for detailed information on Residency requirements.
  • How do I apply to Cabrillo College?
    Visit the Apply for Admission area of the Admissions and Records web site to Apply and Register for Classes
  • How do I request an application to the Dental Hygiene Program?
    Applications and instructions must be downloaded from the following page: How to Apply
  • What is the deadline for applications?
    Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year.
  • Is there a waiting list to get into the Dental Hygiene Program?
    Yes, please click here for more information about our wait list: Wait List Information
  • How can I find out what my wait list number is?
    There are no assigned numbers for the waitlist: Wait List Information
  • When does the program start?
    The Dental Hygiene Program starts once a year, every Summer semester.
  • Approximately how much time must one devote to the Dental Hygiene Program once enrolled?
    Total hours, including study time, is approximately 60-65 hours per week.



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