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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete my prerequisites before I apply?

Please follow the link below for your answer:
Dental Hygiene Program Application Instructions and Application Form.

Can prerequisite courses from other schools be used?

Yes, if the school is accredited and if the course is equivalent to our requirement. Check with a counselor to determine this. Bring transcripts to the counseling appointment. You can also use the Cabrillo DH Counselor's Equivalency Evaluation form to determine equivalency for a few of the local community colleges.

Do I have to meet with a counselor before applying?

It is highly recommended. An established Education Plan assists students in completing all AS Degree Dental Hygiene required course work. See the AS DH Courses Degree Worksheet and call the Counseling Department at 831-479-6274 to make an appointment with a Cabrillo College academic counselor.

Is there a counselor who specializes in advising dental hygiene students?

Yes, call the main Counseling Office website for general information or call 831-479-6274 to schedule an in person or over the phone appointment with the Dental Hygiene Program Counselor.

Is there an Advanced Placement option in the Dental Hygiene Program?

There is no option in place for the DH program to accept students transferring from other DH programs.

Is California residency required for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program?

No. See the Admissions and Records website for detailed information on Residency requirements.

How do I apply to Cabrillo College?

Visit the Apply for Admission area of the Admissions and Records website to Apply and Register for Classes

How do I request an application to the Dental Hygiene Program?

Applications and instructions must be downloaded

What is the deadline for applications?

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. There is no deadline. Qualified applications are placed in the order received.

Is there a waiting list to get into the Dental Hygiene Program?

Yes, please click here for more information about our wait list.

How can I find out what my wait list status and how close I am to the top of the list?

Yearly in September Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene program will notify you via email of your placement on the wait list. Due to the frequent changes we are not able to answer this questions on the status daily. If a change impacts you directly, you will be notified immediately.

When does the program start?

The Dental Hygiene Program starts once a year, every Summer semester.

Approximately how much time must one devote to the Dental Hygiene Program once enrolled?

Total hours, including study time, is approximately 60-65 hours per week.

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