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Admission Requirements

Enrollment into the program is limited.

Selection is based on completion of the pre-requisite courses. Graduates become licensed after graduation

To apply to the program, you must have completed the courses below with a grade of “C” or higher or be currently enrolled in them. Students currently enrolled in these pre-requisites must complete them by the start of the Fall semester.

Top priority is given to students that have completed all of the required general education and science courses by the application deadline (May 1). GPA is also a factor in the selection process.

Pre-Requisites

  • BSC 2085
  • BSC 2085L
  • BSC 2086
  • BSC 2086L
  • CHM 1033
  • MCB 2010
  • MCB2010L
  • SYG 2000

Background Checks

Students enrolled in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check process.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to the Admission’s Office at the Medical Campus by May 1st for an August acceptance or September 1st for a January acceptance.

Students who have attended foreign colleges must submit original transcripts and a certified English translation before February 1st to the Registrar at the Medical Campus for evaluation. For details, please call 305-237-4141. Students who have attended a foreign allied health or nursing program should consult the Miami Dade College catalog for more information about how to have their transcripts, diplomas, and credentials evaluated for U.S. equivalency.

Where Do I Send My MDC Application Materials?

You may send or drop off your MDC application to any Admissions office located on any of the eight campuses of Miami Dade College. Applications for admission may also be filled out on line at http://www.mdc.edu .

You must also send the following:

Application fee (check or money order – no cash)
Official high school transcript and official college transcripts (if available) to the Registrar.

Where Do I Send My Program Application Materials?

Send or drop off your Application for Program Selection, professional documentation, and an unofficial copy of your college transcript to the Dental Hygiene Program at the address below:

Miami Dade College
Medical Campus
New Student Center, Room 1113
950 NW 20th Street
Miami, FL 33127