Not Admitting effective December 31, 2023

Fall 2023 Applications Available: September 1, 2022

Deadline: January 5, 2023

Two-Step Application Process

Application requirements are found in the 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 Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene (DEDH) 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.

Exam Scores

Prospective freshmen students applying for the 2023-2024 academic year are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores. Freshman applicants have the option of submitting test scores as part of their admissions application.

Cumulative High School GPA

3.0 or higher at the end of junior year of high school

English Language Proficiency

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

Continuation Requirements

Successful completion of the freshman year with prerequisite dental hygiene course grades in the dental hygiene program are required to retain status as a direct entry student.

The following conditions must be met:

      • GPA of 3.0 in all freshman year college coursework
      • minimum grade of C in all prerequisite course work

Admission to the direct entry program will not be deferred.

Prospective Students Not Applying for Direct Entry

Students who are interested in the dental hygiene program but are not eligible for the direct entry program can enter UH Manoa as a pre-dental hygiene student and apply in fall of their freshman year for admission to dental hygiene. Interested students should contact the dental hygiene faculty advisors listed on the program page for more information.

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