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Fall 2021 Applications Available: September 1, 2020

Deadline: January 5, 2021, 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 (PDF)
    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

2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Basic Science GPA

The following courses will be calculated for Basic Science GPA:

  • PHYL 103/103L or PHYL 141/141L and PHYL 142/142L
  • CHEM 161 or CHEM 151 or BIOC 241
  • MICRO 130/140L
  • FSHN 185

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.

Prerequisites – 29 credits

  • PHYL 103/103L or PHYL 141/141L and PHYL 142/142L
  • CHEM 161 or CHEM 151 or BIOC 241
  • MICRO 130/140L
  • FSHN 185
  • COMG 151 or 251
  • ENG 100
  • SOC 100
  • PSY 100

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.  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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