Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Admission Requirements

Basic Skill Competencies Requirements

Option 1

Score at least the following scores on any combination of the below assessment options:

ACT sub scores COMPASS scores ASSET scores ACCUPLACER scores
19 - Reading
16 - English
82 - Reading
41 - Writing
38 - Reading
35 - Writing
90 - Reading
77 - Sentence Skills
Basic Skills Competency in Math

Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the COMPASS assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.

Option 2

Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:

  • ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I
  • RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III

Option 3

Any combination of Option 1 and Option 2 fulfilling the basic skills requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Admissions Process

  1. Apply for admission.

  2. Completed applicant files (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
    1. Applicants not meeting the program's admission requirements will be sent an admissions inactivation letter.

    2. Applicants meeting the program's admission requirements will be accepted.

  3. We accept approximately 24 students and 10 alternates each Fall Semester. Applicants will be accepted based upon the date of their completed applicant. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant file, the application date will be used to prioritize acceptance.

  4. If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the next term.

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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Emily Boge
Grundy Hall 138
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Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 173
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