Processing of applications begins the year prior to entrance into the professional program and continues until the class is filled. The applications are evaluated and an invitation for an interview may be extended. The purpose of the interview is to determine the applicant's knowledge of the dental hygiene profession. It also provides an opportunity for the applicant to see the facility, meet with the Admissions Committee and to ask questions about the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene program.
All prospective students are encouraged to contact the College with questions regarding prerequisite courses or the program.
Each student is responsible for declaring a legal state of residency at the time of application. Residency requirements are described in the Texas Education Code. A copy of the THECB rules and regulations on determination of residency status is available in the Office of Academic Records at HSC-BCD or may be downloaded from the web at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=B85D3904-DC5E-04B7-5D32B7A3DF36D853.
Basis For Acceptance
All applicants for admission will be considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex or age. Preference is given to Texas residents. Qualified handicapped persons who are capable of meeting the academic and technical standards essential to participation in the program will receive equal consideration.
The quality of the applicant's academic achievement is a prime consideration. A grade point average (GPA) is computed based on all courses taken in college.
Preference for admission is given to students with:
Matriculation and Registration
All students are required to register on the dates specified in the official school calendar. A matriculation fee is required of every student upon first admittance to any program of the College. New students who fail to report for registration at the specified time may lose their place in the class, unless they have previously received permission for late registration.
Veterans who have obtained a certificate of eligibility should report to the Director of Student Aid for handling of veteran's benefits.
Detailed information about student aid and veteran affairs is available from the Financial Aid Office.
Before enrollment, the accepted applicant must return a completed physical examination form furnished by the College. Required immunizations are listed on the physical examination form.
The applicant will need to create an account on the Banner Admissions Management Framework (BAMF) website. The applicant will be required to complete and submit the TAMBCD Dental Hygiene Application, the TAMBCD Secondary Application and the Ethnicity Form.
The Evaluation Form and Observation Verification Form are available for download. You will need to print these forms and submit them with signatures through regular mail.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact The Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 214.828.8231 or by email at [email protected].
Mail forms and transcripts to:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue, Room 525
Dallas, TX 75246-2013