Dental Hygiene - Admissions
DENTAL HYGIENE CERTIFIICATE OPTION IS NOW AVAILABLE - FOR U.S. ACCREDITED DEGREES ONLY......
NOTE: NO DENTAL COURSES OUTSIDE OF UMDNJ-ARE ACCEPTED INTO ANY ADE PROGRAMS.
A high school diploma or its recognized equivalency with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) and completion of six college level prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 is required for admission into the program. All basic skills requirements must have been completed prior to entry into the program. Those persons who lack certain basic skills will have to complete the indicated remedial courses and demonstrate competence in all basic skills before beginning the program in January.
Applications to the Dental Hygiene Program must first be admitted to one of the following affiliate Schools designating the dental hygiene program as their chosen program of study: Application deadline is April 1st, annually.
- Brookdale Community College
- Essex County College
- Raritan Valley Community College
- Thomas Edison State College
- Union County College
Candidates are rank-ordered according to GPA in the prerequisite courses below. Performance in additional college level course work and dental work experience are considered although not required.
The following college level courses must be competed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.85 (C+) or above:
|English Composition I
|Anatomy & Physiology I
|Anatomy & Physiology II
|College Chemistry I
|General Psychology I
*Thomas Edison State College applicants MUST apply through
SHRP Office of Enrollment Services (973) 972-5454.
Students must have access to a Computer: In order to do web ct instruction for some courses, computer must be equipped with a CD Rom.
Program Technical Standards
The following standards pertain to particular cognitive, motor, and behavioral and social skills that are associated with the educational process of the allied health program that you plan to pursue.
A. Attend and participate in didactic and clinical education and training, on and off campus.
B. Participate in patient assessment and evaluation
C. Gather and report data
D. Participate in invasive and non-invasive procedures
E. Participate in patient education and supportive care
F. Participate in emergency care
G. Develop medical ethics and understand medical-legal concepts
H. Work lengthy and irregular hours attending to patients
I. Develop and exhibit professional ethical demeanor
J. Participate in co-educational peer physical examination practicum
K. Perform frequent practical, oral and written examination and/or demonstration.
For more information contact:
Office of Admissions:
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For a SHRP catalog: http://shrp.umdnj.edu/general/virtualCatalog/index.html
UMDNJ- Academic & Enrollment Services (973) 972-5454
There are no restrictions placed on prospective applicants because of their color, creed, race, sex, marital status, or national origin. Admission of disabled students is governed by the University Policy regarding disabled persons. UMDNJ-SHRP recognizes the value of diversity and is committed to providing appropriate support for its student body.
Test of English Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL)
To insure that persons admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program are sufficiently fluent in the English language to facilitate learning at the college level, a foreign applicant must score a minimum of 550 (written) and 79/80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).