(Using Current MSU Catalog)
Candidates must meet these basic requirements by April 1 (deadline) to be considered for admission to the following fall’s entering class.
Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health" and will also be referred to as TEAS V for AH.). An average score of 63% or higher on the five scored areas (TEAS V, Reading - 2 areas Paragraph and Passage Comprehension, Informational Source Compreshension & English and Language Usage - 3 parts Grammar and Word Meanings in Context, Spelling and Punctuation, Structure), is required to have your application considered. The Science or Math portions are not required.
A failed TEST may be taken only 2 times within a 6 month time frame and applicants must wait 2 weeks between each test. All passed tests will stand without repeating.Contact MSU Testing Services:
Dental Hygiene Science Prerequisites – (19 hours)
Eleven (11) of the twelve (12) additional courses must be complete prior to entering the Dental Hygiene Program.
See the MSU on-line catalog for prerequisite course numbers and descriptions, Dental Hygiene Progression Policies, Transfer Policies, additional requirements and dental hygiene course descriptions.
Since the number of applicants usually exceeds the number of students allowed for admission, all applicants meeting the basic criteria will be awarded points for ranking purposes. The Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee, composed of no less than three dental hygiene faculty members, will evaluate all applications and rank them according to the criteria point values listed below. Applicants will be accepted into the program as ranked for admission and according to the number of clinical positions available in the Gaines Dental Hygiene Clinic (18). Concerning cases with a tie score, the best science GPA will receive the higher ranking position.