Applying as a Transfer
Applicants who are accepted as transfer students will enter the program in the upper division at the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Incoming transfer students are expected to have completed their prerequisite coursework at a previous institution with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Coursework in progress at the time of application is acceptable. Following admission, all prerequisites must be completed prior to the matriculation date of the dental hygiene program.
If you qualify for an in-person interview, you will be notified by phone or email. Interviews will be offered throughout August-October.
Students matriculate each January and graduate after 18 months.
If you are a current Pacific student and would like to apply to the Dental Hygiene Program, please contact the Office of the Registrar to request and complete the Program/Major Change form. The form should then be forwarded to the Dental Hygiene Program Director to schedule an interview.
Course unit requirement: 64 or more semester units or 96 quarter units.
GPA: Cumulative GPA of at least 2.7.
Letter of Recommendation: Two letters are required and requested from a professional in the dental field, professor or manager/supervisor.
Dental Hygiene Shadowing Experience: 20 hours minimum
You will need to determine if the courses you plan on transferring to Pacific are equivalent to the courses listed below. Pacific currently has identified equivalencies with many other institutions. To look at the articulation agreements we have with other institutions, please use our online course articulation tool (ROAR).
Written Communication course
College preparatory courses not acceptable
Psychology 31: Intro to Psychology
Sociology 51: Intro to Sociology
Biology 61: Principles of Biology
Chemistry 25: General Chemistry
Chemistry 27: General Chemistry
General Education: World Perspectives & Ethics
General Education: Artistic Process & Creation
Mathematics 35: Statistics and Probability
Communications 27: Public Speaking
Biology 170: Human Anatomy
Biology 180: Human Physiology
Biology 145: Microbiology
Total Units = 64
*Applicants with a bachelors degree do not need to complete the Pacific General Education requirements.
Total Units Required = 64 semester units or 95 quarter units
* Courses similar to the requirements that do not match on ROAR may be substituted. All substitutions must be approved. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your course number, description, school and Pacific course you wish to be reviewed.
For all questions, email email@example.com.