College of Health and Human Services

Schools & Divisions

Dental Education
Admission Policies
Repeated Courses

Applicants whose grade point average is at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale who have repeated courses will have their admission grade point average calculated by averaging the grades earned together. The FX policy of Indiana University is also utilized for repeated courses. The FX option is applied with the following restrictions: no more than three courses will be deleted, and the grade will be deleted no more than once for a given course. If more than three courses are repeated, the applicant will determine which of the repeated courses are to be deleted.

Essential Abilities

A certificate in dental assisting or degree in dental hygiene attest to the mastery of knowledge and skills. Graduates must possess the essential knowledge and skills to function in a variety of clinical situations and render a wide spectrum of patient care in a safe and effective manner.

The Dental Education faculty has therefore specified non-academic criteria, Essential Abilities for Admission and Retention, which all applicants and students are expected to meet in order to participate in the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs. These criteria include the following five categories: observation; communication; motor function; intellectual-conceptual, integrative and qualitative abilities; and behavior and social attributes. All accepted students will be required to sign a statement certifying that they can meet the essential abilities that apply to the dental assisting and dental hygiene program.

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