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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, 2014 through September 1, 2014 to apply to be considered for the incoming class of August 2015.  All inquiries, credentials and application for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program should be addressed to:

Office of the Registrar
UTHealth
P.O. Box 20036
Houston TX 77225-0036
E-mail: registrar@uth.tmc.edu

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. If you are applying for the Online Degree Completion Program, call 713-486-4084 for application deadlines.

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.