Guaranteed admission to the CNCC Dental Hygiene Program will be granted to students who attend Colorado Northwestern Community College, complete the courses listed below in two consecutive semesters during one academic year, and meet all the terms and conditions outlined below.

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Course Description Cr. Course Description Cr.
CHE 1011 Introduction to Chemistry I 5 BIO 2014 Microbiology 4
BIO 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIO 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 1021 English Composition 3 CHE 1012 Introduction to Chemistry II 5
Gen Ed Choose COM 1015/HWE 1000/PSY 1001/SOC 1001 3 Gen Ed Choose COM 1015/HWE 1000/PSY 1001/SOC 1001 3
Gen Ed Choose COM 1015/HWE 1000/PSY 101/SOC 1001 3 Gen Ed Choose COM 1015/HWE 1000/PSY 1001/SOC 1001 3
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 19

Download: Dental Hygiene Guaranteed Admission Plan

Terms and Conditions

  1. Student must declare intent to participate in the program by submitting a Guaranteed Admission Program Application, a Letter of Self-Recommendation, Office Experience Form, Letter of Recommendation from office which observation was done to the Dental Hygiene Program Chair by March 15th of the year preceding attending CNCC. After acceptance to the GA Program a non-refundable $500.00 deposit is due May 1st, which will be applied to tuition and fees during the first term of enrollment in the CNCC Dental Hygiene Program.  This deposit is non-refundable if the student fails to meet the terms and conditions of the Guaranteed Admission Program.  Students must be registered for Fall semester courses by April 15th.
  2. Student must demonstrate college readiness in English, Math and Reading through placement testing (Accuplacer, ACT or SAT) to be eligible for participation in the Accelerated Guaranteed Admission Program.
  3. Students are recommended to have completed BIO 1111, General College Biology I, or successfully tested out of the course by completing CNCC's final examination for BIO 1111.
  4. Guaranteed admission into CNCC's Dental Hygiene Program is dependent upon an earned grade point average of 2.8 or higher on all prerequisite courses and general education courses applicable to the Associate of Applied Science. A grade of ‘C’ in any required course is only acceptable if GPA remains at the minimum of a 2.8 Students must pass and complete every course they are registered for while in the GA program. Classes may not be repeated to earn more points. A received grade of a “D” or “F” will result in automatic dismissal of the program. A withdrawal (W) or an administrative drop (AD) is equivalent to a failure. All classes must be complete and meet these standards by the end of spring semester preceding admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.
  5. BIO 2101, BIO 2102, BIO 2104, and CHE 1012 must be completed at a CNCC campus. Other prerequisite courses and general education courses applicable to the AAS in Dental Hygiene may be taken through online delivery (though CNCC), CLEP or through independent study under the Guaranteed Admission Program.
  6. A maximum of nine (9) credits will be accepted in transfer under the Accelerated 1-year Guaranteed Admission Program, excluding BIO 2101, BIO 2102, BIO 2104, CHE 1012. These science courses must be completed at a CNCC campus.
  7. Students admitted to the GA program must be full time every semester. A student is considered full time if enrolled in at least 12 credits each semester.
  8. Student must be in good academic standing to be admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program. Any form of academic disciplinary action will result in loss of position in the Dental Hygiene program.
  9. A student who fails to meet terms and conditions will not be guaranteed admission; however, the student may apply to the CNCC Dental Hygiene program through the general application process and compete with other applicants for a position in the program.


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Director of Dental Hygiene