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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

Two-Step Application Process

Application requirements are found in the online applications listed below.

Step 1 – Apply to UH Manoa Undergraduate Admissions

  • Required for all new applicants and returning, transferring, and unclassified UH Manoa students.
  • Fee: $70
  • For your major choose Dental Hygiene

Step 2 – Apply to the Dental Hygiene Program

  • Required for ALL applicants
  • Application
    Download the application from the link above.
  • Fee: $0

Admission Requirements

Admission of students to the Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene program is based on specific written criteria, procedures and policies. Previous academic performance in high school, at UH Manoa or other college / university, performance on standardized tests and other predictors are utilized in selecting students who have potential for successfully completing the program.

Criteria for UH Manoa student and college transfer applicants 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.


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