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Applications and additional information regarding the programs in Dental
hygiene may also be obtained by writing to the New York University College
of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Program, 345 East 24th Street, Rm. 880W, New
York, NY 10010-4086 or you may contact us at (212) 998-9393, option 1. When we have
received your application you will receive written confirmation.
Applications for the Fall 2013 semester are currently being accepted.
Official Academic Credentials
Only official transcripts will be accepted. All foreign credentials must be translated and course by course evaluated with a grade point average by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. After we have received your application and transcripts and or evaluations, we will contact you to set up an interview.
Courier Service Address:
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203-3470
101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee WI 53212
Acceptable letters of recommendation are from Guidance Counselors, College Faculty, High School Faculty and Past and Present employers.
A personal interview is part of the admissions process for all candidates. At that time, we will discuss the profession of dental hygiene, our program at the College of Dentistry, your qualifications for the program, and answer all your specific questions. You will be contacted for an interview only after your application is complete with official transcripts/evaluations, personal statement, two letters of recommendations, photo and application fee have been received.
Writing Placement Exam
All accepted students must take a Writing Placement Exam through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of New York University. Pending the results of your mandatory writing placement exam, you may be required to take individual writing courses listed below before registering for Writing Workshop I. Exam scores are usually forwarded to the Dental Hygiene Office after two weeks of the exam date. You may contact our office at that time to receive your results.
- Effective Reading and Writing for College (non-credit course)
- Grammar Strategies (non-credit course)
- Intensive Writing (optional non-credit or 2 credit course)
This exam may be waived, by review, for students entering the program intending to transfer two-courses, with grade “B” or better, of College-level English Composition.
Transfer of Writing Courses
Students entering the program may be reviewed for satisfying the writing requirement by transferring two-courses, at the time of admission, with grade “B” or better, of College level English Composition from an accredited College or University if they have previously completed at least fifteen (15) college credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better.
- Official transcript(s) must be submitted.
- Students may be asked to submit graded coursework and or course descriptions relating to the desired courses to be transferred.
- Two- courses must be transferred. One course will not be transferred.
The transferring of credits process is done after official college transcript(s) or translated course by course evaluated documents have been received (Students must be registered for credits to post on academic records).
The courses are reviewed for similar content and level. Science courses are transferred at a grade of “B” or better. Liberal arts courses are transferred at a grade of “C” of better.
All students who transfer courses must still meet the competency requirements found within the course in order for the transfer to be completed. Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be submitted.
NOTE TO STUDENTS WITH FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS - The Dental Hygiene Program will only consider evaluations from ECE for transfer credits. Course transfers may be limited, subject to intense review of course content through the student providing course descriptions and may require the student to take a proficiency exam to consider core course(s) for transfer.
Once a student is matriculated and enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program, core science or writing courses will not be transferred. Only Psychology, Sociology, Oral Communications and extra liberal arts credits can be transferred from another accredited institution as matriculated student. Only under limited circumstances may the Dean of Allied Health Programs grant permission to approve any other course(s).
NOTE: CREDITS ARE NOT TRANSFERRED FOR COURSES TAKEN MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS.
The American Language Institute
The American Language Institute of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of New York University offers intensive courses in English for students with little or no proficiency in the language. It also offers the University Preparatory Workshop program in English for students with English proficiency insufficient to undertake a full academic program but sufficient for a part-time academic program in combination with part-time English study. This combination may constitute a full-time program of study.
NOTE: Some students may be accepted into the Dental Hygiene Program contingent upon the results of testing through this institute or may be recommended to take intensive English courses through this department upon the results of the University's mandatory Writing Placement Exam (once accepted into the program).
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