Dental Hygiene Admissions FAQs
Here are some commonly asked questions about the admissions process for the Dental Hygiene program. Information also is available in this document.
The college and the program follow guidelines for admission related to residency status. You may graduate from the program and not be a U.S. citizen, but you might not be eligible for a dental hygiene license, per federal laws.
In North Carolina, to obtain a license, you need to be a U.S. citizen or have resident status. If you are on an F-1 student visa or are a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program participant, you are not eligible, at this time, for licensure after graduation.
For more information on obtaining a North Carolina Dental Hygiene license, visit the State Board of Dental Examiners website.
Only courses completed at a regionally-accredited institution within the U.S., in which the student has earned a grade of “C” or better, are eligible for credit. Following the review, the student is notified of coursework that may need to be completed.