Selective Admission Criteria - Dental Hygiene | BSCTC

Selective Admission Criteria - Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program is a selective admission program.  We use the following criteria when selecting students.  There are a total of 78 points possible. 

Category I: National Composite ACT

(Points Possible: 36) 

An ACT composite score of 18 or above is required for admission.  An ACT composite score of 18 will receive 0 points.  An ACT composite of 19-36 will receive face value points.  Example: Score of 23 will receive 23 points.  

Category II: Cumulative GPA

(Points Possible: 4) 

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in postsecondary education or training is required for admission.  Points will be equal to GPA.  Points will equal Big Sandy Community and Technical College GPA only.  Example:  GPA of 3.72 will receive 3.72 points. 

Category III: Completed Coursework

(Points Possible:  30) 

Points will be awarded for completion of the courses listed below.  If completed through BSCTC: A=5 pts, B=4 pts, C=3 pts.  If completed at another institution: A=3 pts, B=2 pts, C=1 pt. 

Point Courses

  • ENG 101
  • PSY 110
  • BIO 135 or
  • BIO 137 and
  • BIO 139
  • BIO 225 

Category IV:  Dental Assisting Coursework

(Points Possible:  6) 

Points will be awarded for completion of the courses listed below.  A=3 pts, B=2 pts, C=0 pts. 

Point Courses

  • DAH 121
  • DAH 135 

Category V:  Dental Assisting Graduate

(Points Possible:  2) 

Successful completion or on track to complete the Dental Assisting Program will receive 2 points.