Application procedures

Students are accepted into the dental hygiene program once per year in the fall semester. To apply for the dental hygiene program, please complete and submit the following requirements and documentation. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

  1. Online application (completed in full) including two personal references (one academic, one professional) and a $40 application fee (currently enrolled, full-time VCU students are exempt)
  2. Official transcripts including final grades for the fall semester prior to the application deadline in a sealed envelope from each college/university/program attended
  3. TOEFL scores may be required for applicants whose native language is other than English. Please refer to the English proficiency requirement on the admissions requirements page

Applicants will be notified of acceptance via electronic and postal mail by April 30. Find out more about the selection process and other questions through our frequently asked questions.

Mailing transcripts

After completing the online application, please mail transcripts in a sealed envelope to the following address by Feb. 15.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 842526
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2526

Phone: (804) 827-0151
Fax: (804) 828-2573

Contact us

Further information about program requirements is available by contacting the Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach. Please do not send applications or transcripts to this address. Questions about the online application process should be directed to the VCU Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the address above.

Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach
School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Phone: (804) 828-9096
Fax: (804) 827-0969