FAQ

Applying to the Dental Hygiene Program

When do I apply to the dental hygiene program?
I applied to the dental hygiene program before, but did not get accepted. If I want to apply again, do I need to submit another application?
If I am not accepted into the dental hygiene program, can I be accepted to VCU for another program?
When will I know if I have been admitted into the program?
Can I enroll in dental hygiene courses anytime?
I am an international student. How do I apply?

Prerequisites

What is a competitive GPA for the dental hygiene program?
Do I have to complete my prerequisites before applying to the program?
Can I transfer to VCU to complete my prerequisite course work?
How is my GPA calculated for math/science and overall?
Can I take my pre-requisite courses at a Virginia community college?
Does VCU accept College Board credit for Advanced Placement tests?
I am an out-of-state student; what prerequisites do I take and how do I know if VCU will take these courses?
English is not my first language. Must I take a TOEFL?

Program details

How long is the dental hygiene program?
Is it possible to work part-time while attending school?
What is a typical day like at the dental hygiene program?

Applicants and accepted students

Is financial aid available for this program?
I do not live in the City of Richmond and do not want to live in campus housing. What are my options?
What are the computer requirements as a student in the Dental Hygiene Program?

Miscellaneous

Why should I get a B.S. degree in dental hygiene at VCU?
Do you have open house dates?