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Online Advanced Standing Admissions

The Dental Hygiene online advanced standing program is available to all students who:

  • Have a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit (exclusive of physical education, military science, dogmatic religion and vocational courses) from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Have completed a dental hygiene program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation;
  • Submit a copy of a dental hygiene license;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale;
  • Have successfully completed (a grade of C or better) the minimum prerequisite number of required courses listed below.


Required coursesNo. of coursesNo. of hours
English Composition26
Social or Behavioral Science126
College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning or Higher Mathematics13
Humanities and Fine Arts239
Natural Science326
Total prerequisites60

1Social and Behavioral Sciences include courses such as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.

2Humanities and Fine Arts include courses such as art history, dance, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, religion or theatre.

3Natural Sciences include courses such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics or physical science.

Technical standards

Admission criteria do not discriminate against persons with handicapping conditions. However, all candidates must meet minimum technical standards to function successfully as students and later as dental hygiene practitioners. Review the technical standards for the dental hygiene program.

Cost per semester 



Online Education Fee


Fall Junior Year $2,490 $150$2,640
Spring Junior Year $2,490 $150$2,640
Summer Senior Year $2,490 $150$2,640
Fall Senior Year $2,490 $150$2,640
Spring Senior Year $2,490 $150$2,640
Total Fees minus books and indirect costs:  $13,200
 *Tuition rate per hour= $415.00.  Books are not included in calculations

DHAS Technology Requirements 

Online learning requires that students have a compatible device to access course information and perform tasks.  Minimum standards for the DHAS Program include:

 - A device with an operating webcam

 - Windows 10 or newer, or Macintosh: OS X Catalina (10.15) or newer

 - Use of the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer

 - "Thin client" devices such as Chromebook or Google books are not recommended for use 


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