Candidate Selection Criteria

Criteria subject to change. For the most current criteria, please attend a Dental Hygiene information workshop or contact the Health Science Counseling Office, HS213C.

1. Total GPA points on prerequisite courses
    (Listed in B.1.and B.2.) = Maximum 40 points

          GPA         POINTS 
           4.0                40
           3.9                37
           3.8                34
           3.7                31
           3.6                28
           3.5                25
           3.4                22
           3.3                19
           3.2                16
           3.1                14
           3.0                12
           2.9                10
           2.8                  8 
           2.7                  6
           2.6                  4
           2.5                  2
 
2. Additional Sciences Completed

One (1) point will be given for each course completed with a minimum "C" grade = Maximum 5 points
Credit will be given for a three (3) semester unit course with a Biology lab or Chemistry lab if it is not being used to meet a Dental Hygiene prerequisite. Only courses from an accredited college will be accepted.
 Examples:
 BIOL 101 C General Biology
 CHEM 111A C General Chemistry
 CHEM 107 C Foundations of College Chemistry

3. Additional English Writing Courses Completed
 
Three (3) points will be given for each course completed with a minimum "C" grade = Maximum 15 points.
Credit will be given for a three (3) semester unit English writing course, at the minimum level of English 100 or above. Only courses from an accredited college will be accepted.
 Examples:
  ENGL 102 C Introduction to Literature
  ENGL 103 C Critical Reasoning and Writing
  ENGL 104 C Critical Analysis and Literature
  ENGL 105 C Creative Writing
  ENGL 106 C Critical Thinking

           

4. Grades in Prerequisite Science Courses = Maximum 30 points

 Points will be awarded for each of the following four courses based on the grade achieved in each course. A minimum passing grade of "C" must be achieved, with an overall GPA of 3.0.
 "A" = 5 points, "B" =3 points, "C" =1 point, *"IP"=1 point
CHEM 101 C Chemistry for Health Science Majors 
BIOL 220 C Medical Microbiology
BIOL 231 C General Human Anatomy
BIOL 241 C Human Physiology
HRC 100 C Nutrition

5. Study Skills

Three (3) points will be given for completion of a three (3) semester unit study skills course. Example: ENGL 137 College Study Strategies

6. Reading Proficiency

Seven (7) points will be given for a score of 61 or higher on the Cypress College Reading proficiency exam.  See English section of current class schedule for test dates and fees.

Total points maximum 100