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Admission Requirements for Dental Hygiene BSDH Completion Program ONLY (Jersey City Campus)

Program

Criteria

Dental Hygiene BS-DH Completion Program

Minimum HS Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)

Graduate from Associate program in Dental Hygiene

RDH License

The following steps must be taken to complete the admission process for the Dental Hygiene BSDH Completion Program:

  1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

  1. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s HS diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of his/her diploma/transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the U.S. must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc.

  1. Transcripts that include proof of graduation from a nationally or regionally accredited Associate-level dental hygiene program
  2. Copy of Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) license
  3. Application Fee

Submit payment of $125 with the application; checks are not accepted for payment of enrollment fees.

Note: The application fee is waived for EIC DH-AAS alumni.

  1. Essay

Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by the Chair of the Dental Hygiene program.

  1. Proof of Citizenship / Legal Status

Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States.

  1. Criminal Background Check

All students must undergo criminal history background checks and show favorable results. This will be done before the interview for acceptance into the program. www.certifiedbackground.com

  1. Resume of Work Experience

Submit a current resume. Related work experience will be given preference in the admissions process.

  1. Health Requirements

Provide required health and immunization records, including:

  • Physical Exam
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Health Insurance

The medical exam must be completed by physician or other qualified health care provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant). Dental Hygiene students are also required to provide:

  • Documentation of two MMR vaccines or proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Documentation of Varicella vaccination or proof of immunity
  • Documentation of Tuberculin testing (PPD) with results less than months prior to the start of the program -OR- Submission of a chest x-ray and TB Questionnaire for students known to be PPD positive.
  • Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination or proof of immunity (If the student wishes to decline Hepatitis B vaccination, the student must sign the Hepatitis B Declination Form)
  • Td or Tdap results from within the past 10 years
  1. Interview

All applicants selected for admission based on their entire application package will have a personal interview with the Dental Hygiene Admission Committee.