Follow these simple steps to apply:
1. Print out and read Admission Criteria & Process.
2. Fill out the application for January 2023 here.
3. Submit Official Transcripts from your high school and any colleges you have attended.
(Transcripts can only be counted as "Official" if they are sealed and mailed, hard copy, directly from the institution to the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. Applicants are required to submit a transcript evaluation prior to applying. Applicants can email/mail electronic transcripts for evaluation or send official copies).
4. Submit 3 reference forms. They should be submitted directly to our office from an Employer, a Professor (Educator) and a Character Reference (Church leader, family friend, scout leader, etc.). The reference form in the application is required with each reference.
5. Complete 40 hours of shadowing in a dental office. Then submit the shadowing/observation form. You can still be working on this requirement when you apply.
6. Submit your ACT or SAT score. We do not require a certain score.
7. Mail the application and other application forms to the Utah College of Dental Hygiene, along with a $50 non-refundable application fee. THIS APPPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL DUE TO FEDERAL PRIVACY LAWS. IF AN APPLICANT NEEDS TO SUBMIT SENSISTIVE INFORMATION VIA EMAIL, (I.E. SOCIAL SECRUITY NUMBERS, DATE OF BIRTH, PAYMENT INFORMATION, FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION), PLEASE CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT TO OBTAIN A SECURE LINK TO UPLOAD DOCUMENTS.
8. If you have additional questions, call 801-426-8234 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. For questions regarding cost of the program or financial aid, refer HERE or email: email@example.com
If you have taken classes that do not transfer for our prerequisites, or want to petition for certain course transferability - Complete the Petition for Course Transfer form and include a course description/syllabus with the form.
(Petitions will not be reviewed without description or syllabus attached and are only valid for that specific application cycle - a new petition would need to be submitted if an applicant applies to a different application cycle than when the petition is submitted)
All applicants must be a United States Citizen or be a U.S. Permanent Resident
Any forms submitted to UCDH will only be kept on file for 365 days, unless an application is submitted, or if the applicant has been in frequent communication with UCDH within a 365 day period.
Note to applicants that fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and are applying to attend UCDH:
- All other application requirements for UCDH must be met (including graduation from high school or GED equivalency).
- UCDH does not participate in the student VISA program or the SEVIS Program and is not able to accept students who are non U.S. Citizens and/or eligible non-citizens.
- DACA students are not eligible for financial aid at UCDH. Please check with the schools financial aid advisor for current eligibility rules.
- UCDH is not a state agency but a training institution. Licensing for the profession of dental hygiene is different from state to state within the United States and can change often. Eligibility to practice dental hygiene may affect DACA students and DACA graduates. Please contact the state agency that is in charge of regulating and licensing for the profession of dental hygiene before you apply to UCDH to see if having a DACA status will affect your ability to obtain a license to practice dental hygiene upon graduation. You may find more helpful information at https://www.adha.org/
Attention: Please check your state license requirements as a misdemeanor or felony may result in denial of a license to practice dental hygiene.
A Note To Re-Applicants:
If a re-applicant has previously been offered a conditional acceptance / acceptance by UCDH in the past, and declined/withdrew, but the applicant decides to reapply, they will only be considered for alternate positions in the class they apply for. This also applies to any applicants that have started the program and willfully withdraw early.