Bachelor’s Degree Application Process

two students at DSU Dental Hygiene Program

Information Facts

Application Deadline: January 10th

Submit Applications to Cindy Mulder, Administrative Assistant:

Taylor Bldg. # 109A
225 S. University Ave.
St George, UT 84770

For more information contact Cindy Mulder through email or phone:, 435-879-4905.

You must apply to Dixie State University before applying to the Dental Hygiene Program. Apply online here, and visit the Admissions Office for more information, including what transcripts and documentation you will need to submit.

Step One: Application

Submit a completed application packet to the DSU Dental Hygiene program. This packet must include:

  • Application Form
  • Receipt of $50 Application Fee (non-refundable). Pay at the cashier’s office or online.
  • Official transcripts showing grades for ALL prerequisite classes. (See the Transfer Articulation for questions about transfer credits.)
  • Statement of at least 100 dental experience hours documented on the dentist’s letterhead, with the dentist’s signature.
  • Completed Background Check through “Verified Credentials”. The background check can only be requested during the months of September through January. But do not wait until the last minute, as this can take up to two weeks to complete.

Note: All admission policies shall be applied without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, creed, age, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or gender.

Step Two: Testing

About the Tests

As part of our selection process you may be asked back for “Round 2,” which includes a series of three tests. You will be contacted via e-mail as to the exact dates of testing and you MUST make yourself available to come to Dixie State University to take these tests sometime during the first two weeks in February. The tests are as follows:

  • Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test
  • General Dental Knowledge Test
  • Manual Dexterity Test


Selection Criteria

Successful candidates are admitted according to a point value scale with the following weighted selection criteria, listed in order of importance:

  1. Prerequisite GPA
  2. Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test
  3. General Dental Knowledge Test
  4. Manual Dexterity Test


Step Three: Final Admission Process

Candidates will be notified of standing by letters emailed to each applicant. If accepted as one of the top 20 students into the Dental Hygiene Program, the following must be completed within a specified amount of time.

  • Immunizations: Two-step TB, MMR & booster, TDaP, Hepatitis B (3 shot series), Hepatitis A (2 shot series), and Varicella or Chicken Pox Vaccine.
  • Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR with AED Certification.
  • First Aid Certification
  • 10-Panel Drug Screen
  • $500 Non-Refundable Deposit to secure position in the incoming class. Pay online or at the Cashier’s Office.

Individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program prior to applying. The pressure involved in undertaking the responsibilities of direct patient care should be considered upon applying to the program.

Individuals should understand that many procedures performed by a dental hygienist expose them to blood-borne pathogens requiring strict adherence to infection control protocols. Visit our blood-borne pathogen page to learn more. In addition, it is an important educational experience to participate as a patient in pre-clinic and in the pain control lab.