Applying to the Dental Hygiene (BS) Program

Applications are due January 1st of each year.

All applications must be filled out and submitted online to be an accepted applicant; see application below for details.

New for 2024 Application Cycle is now closed. The 2025 application will be available in late Fall 2024.

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 507-389-1313 to verify your application was received.

Students admitted to either program must attend a mandatory orientation scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in CSB 112. 

A Degree Audit Report (DARS) will be evaluated by the dental hygiene admission committee – you do not need to include this in your application. Please make sure that ALL prerequisite course grades from Fall 2023 semester are posted on your DARS report.

Transfer Students: verify all transfer credits have been processed on MSU DARS.

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.