Dental Hygiene


Application Filing Period – Information Session
An Application Information Session is scheduled during December each year for those who wish to apply for the next fall class. Applicants who attend the Application Session will be able to obtain an application packet. After this date, applicants may call  the Health Sciences Division Office (530-339-3606) to request an application packet be mailed to their home address.


Next Application Information Session: 
December 3, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
Health Sciences & University Program, Room 8220
1400 Market Street, Redding, CA  96001


Application Filing Period:  February 4–15, 2019
Application packets will be available from the Health Sciences Division Office during the normal hours of operation (M-F, 8 am to 4:45 pm) on December 4, 2018 and throughout the application-filing period.  Prospective applicants may request an application packet be mailed to them by calling the Health Sciences Division Office (530-339-3606) or by picking up a packet in person at 1400 Market Street, Suite 8204, Redding, CA 96001.

Completion of Application Packets
Completed packets must be hand-delivered or sent by Certified Mail and received in the Admissions and Records Office no later than the final date of the application​-filing period. As application-filing packets are submitted, each applicant will receive a receipt.  Once eligibility is reviewed, notification of application status will be sent via US Mail. 

Application Requirements

As application-filing packets are submitted, the packet will be logged in and the applicant will receive a receipt. Upon closing of the application filing period, all applications will be reviewed based on the Application Requirements and Selection Criteria for Qualified Applicants. 

Current Information
It is the applicant’s responsibility to maintain current information (name, address, telephone number, email address) with the Admissions & Records Office.

Selection Criteria for Qualified Applicants
Final selection of qualified applicant candidates is competitive using Selection Criteria based on a Point System.  Applications submitted with "in-progress" work will not be accepted.

Notification of Acceptance
As enrollment spaces are determined, applicants scheduled for enrollment in the next class will receive email notification of their status.  If when offered enrollment, the applicant cannot attend they will be removed from the applicant pool and the applicant will need to re-apply during a subsequent application filing period to be considered for another class.

Students who are not selected for the class have the option of re-applying during a subsequent application filing period for consideration to another class.  Students who have been notified of disqualification may contact  Admissions & Records  (530-242-7650) to discuss actions required to meet qualification standards. 

All application placements are based on space availability.

A Completed Application Packet includes all of the following:

  • Shasta College Application
  • Proof of Residency
  • Dental Hygiene Program Application Filing form
  • Official transcripts of ALL colleges attended.  These will be used to document the successful completion of all prerequisite courses.

*Official high school transcripts showing date of graduation, completion of California High School Proficiency Examination, or verified copy of G.E.D. test results.

Additional Information related to the completion of the application packet:

  • Shasta College work will be obtained from the Admissions and Records office and made an official part of the application filing packet. 
  • Failure to include ALL other college and/or high school records will result in the automatic disqualification of the application filing packet.
  • Other college and/or high school records that may already be on file with the Shasta College Admissions and Records office CANNOT be used for this packet. 
  • If an applicant is determined to be ineligible, the applicant must re-submit all other college and/or high school records with each new application filing packet.

 *Official transcripts are those that have been received from another educational institution in a sealed envelope and remain unopened.  Once an envelope containing a transcript has been opened (seal broken) it cannot be accepted by Shasta College for purposes of application filing to the Dental Hygiene program.

  Enrollment Criteria 
  Selection Criteria     
   Health & Safety Clinical Requirements   
 Technical Standards 


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