Dental Hygiene
 SELECTION CRITERIA

To be eligible for admission to the Shasta College Dental Hygiene Program, the student applicant must have all minimum enrollment requirements completed in order to calculate GPA points. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" or better. Applications with in-progress work will not be eligible for consideration.

Tied scores will be determined by random ranking based on the date the application was submitted. 

  • Student applicants must present documentation of residency. The Shasta College Dental Hygiene Program assigns application points to residents of the following counties:  Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity. The Program welcomes applications from students who reside in other California counties.  Although program admissions are limited to 16 per year, students from other counties have been admitted in the past.
  • Student applicants must have an overall GPA in general prerequisite courses of at least 2.5. Only courses from an accredited college or university will be accepted. It is the student's responsibility to provide official transcripts from other colleges and universities.  (Please note:  This is in addition to the science prerequisite course requirement.)
  • Student applicants must have an overall GPA in science prerequisite courses of at least 2.5. Only courses from an accredited college or university will be accepted. It is the student's responsibility to provide official transcripts from other colleges and universities.  (Please note:  This is in addition to the general prerequisite course requirement.)        

Final selection of qualified applicant candidates is competitive using the following selection criteria assignment system with a maximum 100 points possible: 

(click on each category link for point assignment for that category)

Dental Hygiene Selection Criteria Point Assignments

Point Category    

Points

Cumulative GPA in all prerequisite courses 

30

GPA in core Science prerequisite courses      

30

Work Experience 

10

Alternate for Previous Class  

10

Special Considerations 

10

Documented Residency 

10


 Selection Criteria & Point Assignment (PDF) 

 Enrollment Information

 Enrollment Process 

 Prerequisites 

 Core Courses 

 Eligibility & Graduation Requirements