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Fall 2019 Applications Available: December 1, 2018

Deadline: February 1, 2019, 6:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time / 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Application Information

UH Manoa Students: Students enrolled as classified day students at UH Manoa during the semester immediately preceding the semester of desired entry must complete the Curriculum Transfer Request and Department of Dental Hygiene application form.

College Transfer Students: College transfer applicants from other universities and colleges must complete the UH System Application form and submit the form to UH Manoa Office of Admissions and Records. Applicants must submit transcripts, if applicable, and photocopy of grades if enrolled in courses at any community college or other university during the semester immediately preceding the semester of entry into the program.

Two-Step Application Process

Application requirements are found in the online applications listed below.

Step 1

Apply to UH Manoa
Undergraduate Admissions

Step 2

Apply to the Dental Hygiene Program

Required of all new applicants and returning, transferring, and unclassified UH Manoa students Required of ALL applicants Dental Hygiene Application
Download the application from the link above.
Fee: $70 Fee: $0
For your major choose Dental Hygiene

Admission Requirements

Admission of students to the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) is based on specific written criteria, procedures and policies.  Previous academic performance in high school, at UHM or other college or university, performance on standardized tests and other predictors are utilized in selecting students who have potential for successfully completing the program.

Criteria for the BSDH UH Manoa Student and College Transfer Applicant include the following minimum requirements:

Cumulative GPA at UH Manoa or other College/University

3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Basic Sciences GPA

3.0  or higher on a 4.0 scale

Individual Interview

Completion of 29 Prerequisite Credit, General Education and Other Requirements

At the time of application, students must have completed all prerequisite courses before submission of an application. In addition, students have “General Education” and “Other” requirements to complete. It is highly recommended that the student contact a dental hygiene advisor.

29 credits
14 credits
PHYL 103 Human Physiology & Anatomy * (DB) (5)
PHYL 103L Human Physiology & Anatomy Lab * (DY) (1)
MICRO 130 General Microbiology * (DB) (3)
MICRO 140L General Microbiology Lab * (DY) (2)
ENG 100 Composition I (FW) (3)* Courses only offered during the fall semester
15 credits
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (DS) (3)
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology (DS) (3)
COMG 151 or 251 Personal and Public Speech (DA) (3)
FSHN 185 Science of Human Nutrition (DB) (3)
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I (DP) (3)


Transfer Applicants

Check the UH System Course Transfer Database and cross-reference their equivalent courses with the UH Manoa General Catalog for designations. Information on these requirements can be found in the UH Manoa General Catalog and UHM advising centers. Applicants should be aware that evaluations for program admissions are subject to official evaluations by the Manoa Office of Admissions. Any missing graduation requirements will need to be met by the end of the dental hygiene program.

English Language Proficiency

If an applicant’s native language is not English or has not obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English speaking college, then the applicant must submit official Test of English a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.

Note for International Students

Distance Education Course Restrictions: Immigration regulations restrict enrollment in online distance education courses that require that all coursework be completed on-line.  However, immigration regulations do not restrict enrollment in hybrid distance education courses that require that coursework be completed through a combination of online and in-classroom coursework. International students enrolling in online distance education courses must adhere to the following guidelines per level of study in order to maintain immigration status.

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