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ATI - TEAS test score will be required for the admission for Dental Hygiene class of 2020.

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WLAC

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program Admissions

Mandatory Information Sessions*

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Room TBD

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Room TBD

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Room TBD

To sign up for an information session, click here .

 

Prospective Students

STEP 1: Submit an online application to West Los Angeles College

If you are not a current WLAC student, you must submit an online application to the college. Click here to begin your WLAC application.

International students must also submit an I-20 application along with supporting documentation to West.  For a complete list of I-20 deadlines and requirements, click here.

For additional international student information, please call 310-287-7283 or click here.

STEP 2: Attend a Mandatory Dental Hygiene Program Information Session  (Voc Ed 320 course)

The Dental Hygiene Program Information Session provides information about the Dental Hygiene Profession, the WLAC Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program, the application process, discussion with faculty and current students, and financial information, etc.  The Dental Hygiene Program Information Session is open to all students who are interested in dental hygiene career without completing any prerequisites.  Registeration for the course, Voc Ed 320 Exploring Healthcare Careers will be handled at the information session. 

STEP 3: Complete Prerequisites Courses

It is highly recommended that all the prerequisite courses are completed before applying.  One course is allowed to be in progress during the Spring semester prior to the start of the program.  

Please refer to the list of  prerequisites courses, click here.

Dental Hygiene Applicants

STEP 4: Print out WLAC Dental Hygiene Application Forms

Please print out as single sided pages.  Do not make double sided copies.  Read the instruction in the application packet.  The application packet will be updated annually.  Use the current accepting class application for the application.  

 

2018 Class of 2020 Application Packet: Click Here.

Once you are ready to apply to the program, you need to take ATI TEAS test.  TEAS test score will be used as an information towards the selection process.  This test must be taken within a year of applying to the program.

 

ATI TEAS test Information, click here.

  • TEAS test can be taken outside the West Los Angeles College.

  • For 2018 application year, we accept TEAS test for Allied Health or Nursing.

  • The score can be requested to sent to West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene Program or include a copy of the score (transcript).

  • TEAS test can be taken at PSI testing center throughout California with a cost.  Information can be downloaded from here.

  • TEAS test will be offered with limited seating and dates at West Los Angeles College.

  • Next testing dates at WLA College:                             
    Saturday 11/18/17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Cancelled, will be re-scheduled for another Saturday date)
    Tuesday 11/28/17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.        
    Sign up is accepted from here.  The seating is limited and the students will be 
    notified for the confirmation of the seating and meeting room.  The sign up will
    not gurantee your spots.  Students will not be able to select the testing dates.
    The preferd dates can be mentioned in the sign up sheet.
    It is open to students who are enrolled in Voc Ed 320 course only in the current
    semester.

NOTE:

  • BS in Dental Hygiene program applications are only accepted between December through March for the following Fall term. Attendance at the information session (within one year)  is required prior to submitting an application packet.  All materials must be submitted as a complete packet by mail or by hand-delivery.  Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. Completion of the admissions packet does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Student Selection and Notifcation

Each year, 42 students are selected from a large number of qualified applicants based on the selection criteria listed below.  These criteria have been approved by the West Los Angeles College Academic Senate and are consistent with State regulations:

  • A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable lower division coursework
  • An overall minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses taken
  • An overall minimum 3.0 GPA in science courses
  • Completion of all pre-requisite coursework
  • ATI TEAS Asessment Test: (http://atiteas.info/)

Additional Considerations are given to applicants who demonstrate the following:

  • Previous work experience in the dental field
  • Dental Assistant Licenses or Certifications
  • Completion of the following courses:

           Biochemistry

           Nutrition (Family and Consumer Studies 21)

           Medical Terminology (Allied Health 33)

           Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 211)

  • Special Circumstance (military veteran, first generation college student, foster youth, EOP&S, CALWORKS)

Please see application packet for detailed admission requirements, including pre-requisite coursework.  Go to prerequisite list.

Acceptance letters are sent by end of May.

Accepted students will be invited to the first dental hygiene program orienation end of June. The acceptecd student is required to request a background criminal record screening before the orientation.  

The student kit delivery day is scheduled at the end of July and the payment for the student kit is due on this day.

A physical examination, verification of immunity, vision test and a drug testing must be completed prior to the start of the program. Student health services can provide most of these tests at reduced student rates.