Application

Applying to the Dental Hygiene (BS) Program

Applications are due January 15th of each year. 

All application items must be submitted in order to be an accepted applicant; see application below for details.

Instructions for applying to the MSU Dental Hygiene (BS) Program:

  1. The applications for 2021 can be found here. 
  2. Submit to the MSU Dental Education Department - the deadline is January 15th of each year. 
    • Personally to department office
    • Send the completed application to:
      Dental Hygiene Department
      Minnesota State University, Mankato
      Laura Cardwell, Application Committee
      120 Clinical Sciences Building
      Mankato, MN 56001

An e-mail confirming receipt of your application will be sent to you as soon as your application is received.  If two weeks have passed and you still have not received e-mail confirmation of receipt of your application, call Laura Caldwell at 507-389-1313 to verify your application was received.

Information on Your Degree Audit

DARS is an acronym for Degree Audit Reporting System.

  • DARS uses a student's degree program information (degree, major, minor, catalog year) on file in the student records system, to create a "template" of that program. Then all of a student's courses are placed into the template to produce a document called an audit. The audit shows which requirements are completed and which are left to be done. It can be used by students and advisors to monitor a student's progress towards graduation.

Accessing your DARS or degree audit report

  • Go to the E–services page.
    • From the left-hand column, click on “Academic Records”, then “Degree Audit”
      • then click on “Click here to access Degree Audit Self-Service
    • Enter StarID and password
    • Click on “Run Declared Programs” – be sure it is for dental hygiene degree