Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program is competitive and based on merit. Students may apply as freshmen in a pre-dental hygiene major, completing prerequisite coursework at Pacific. Pacific’s pre-dental hygiene majors who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA will be guaranteed an interview for the professional dental hygiene courses that follow in San Francisco. Students with other majors at Pacific are welcome to apply provided the prerequisite courses and 3.0 GPA are met.
Another option is to apply as a transfer student, completing prerequisites at another institution. After review of the completed application, the Office of Admissions will invite qualified candidates to participate in interviews at our San Francisco campus. In addition to a faculty interview, applicants take part in an orientation and financial aid seminar, as well as tour the campus. Admission will be based on the combination of application information and interview.