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University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog

Summer 2009 – Spring 2010

Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program
All applicants should refer to the information included in the University of Louisville catalog relative to general admission policies. Applicants may obtain additional specific information regarding admission to the Upper Division professional component of the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Degree Program. Correspondence should be addressed to the Dental Hygiene Admissions Advisor, Office of Student Affairs, University of Louisville School of Dentistry; Louisville, Kentucky 40292. The telephone number is (502) 852-5081. General information and an application may also be obtained online at www.louisville.edu/dental/futurestudents/. Admission to the Lower Division does not guarantee admission to the Upper Division (Professional Curriculum).
Admissions Requirements for Lower Division

requirements will NOT have to apply for competitive admission to the Upper Division– their admission is guaranteed! Five spaces are reserved for high school seniors who will be first-time freshmen at the University of Louisville in the Fall semester. In the Spring, five spaces are reserved for freshmen students who have successfully completed the first semester of fulltime course work and meet the GPA requirement. Application deadline for both these types of UPP admissions is Jan. 15. High School Seniors who are looking to enter the Dental Hygiene Lower division should apply online: http://louisville.edu/admission/aid/guar anteed-entrance-programs/guaranteed First-time Freshmen who are finishing their first semester in the Dental Hygiene Lower Division should contact the Dental Hygiene Advisor for the appropriate UPP Application form. UPP admissions requirements for high school seniors An applicant (high school seniors) must:

Upper Division Pre-Placement Program Special admission option for high school & Lower Division Dental Hygiene students Students who have been admitted to the Lower Division of the Dental Hygiene Program and meet the criteria described below, may apply for the Upper Division Pre-Placement Program (UPP). The Upper Division PrePlacement Program is designed to preadmit up to 10 high-achieving students into the Upper Division portion of the Dental Hygiene Program. Students selected for the Upper Division Pre-Placement Program will be required to maintain a specific GPA in the Lower Division and will agree to begin Upper Division courses for a specific semester. UPP students who have complied with the program

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Have been admitted to the Uof L lower division Dental Hygiene program Have an ACT composite score of 25 or higher Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher Submit a letter of recommendation from high school guidance counselor* Submit a signed copy of the minimum technical standards for admission and matriculation

Admission Policies

Dental Hygiene Program

University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog

Summer 2009 – Spring 2010

with or without accommodation with your application* Accept a start date to begin upper division courses for a specific semester Submit the online UPP application at: http://louisville.edu/admissions/ aid/guaranteed-entrance programs/guaranteed o Upload an essay of 500 words or less describing your interest in a career in dental hygiene o Document 12 hours of observation of dental/dental hygiene practice Because command of the English language is essential for successful professional school study, applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship, must demonstrate their English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Preference is given to candidates with a minimum score of 100 and with listening and speaking section scores at 26 or above. The institution code for submitting TOEFL scores to the U of L School of Dentistry is 5933. For more information about TOEFL testing, go to: www.ets.org/. Students who have graduated from a high school in which English is the primary language and/or has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in a fully accredited U. S. college or university qualify for a waiver of the TOEFL requirement Maintain a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 or higher each semester of enrollment in the lower division

*Submit these application materials to: Scholarships/Guaranteed Early Admissions Office of Admissions Dept. AO University of Louisville Louisville, KY 40292-0001 UPP admissions requirements for U of L Lower Division Dental Hygiene freshmen students An applicant must:

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Successfully complete one full-time semester of required Lower Division courses at the 100-level or above with a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 or higher (including at least one required science course) Submit the UPP application Submit an essay of 500 words or less describing your interest in a career in dental hygiene Submit documentation of 12 hours of observation of dental/dental hygiene practice Accept a start date to begin Upper Division courses for a specific semester Maintain a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 or higher each semester of enrollment in the Lower Division. Meet TOEFL requirement (see above)

If you have questions, please contact the Dental Hygiene Admissions and Academic Advising Counselor in the Office of Dental Student Affairs at (502) 852-5081. Admission in Good Standing To be admitted to the Lower Division in good standing, beginning freshmen and transfer applicants with less than

Admission Policies

Dental Hygiene Program

University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog

Summer 2009 – Spring 2010

24 hours must meet the following requirements: • Graduation from an accredited high school with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, have a GED, or equivalent by petition (for example, home school education). Completion of the pre-college curriculum Composite ACT score of not less than 21.

Transfer Students Transfer applicants with 24 hours or more must have a college grade point average of 2.8 or higher to be admitted in good standing. There is no conditional admission for transfer students. Intra-university transfer students Students who have completed at least one semester in another school of the University with a grades point average of at least 2.8 and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above for all college coursework may apply for an intra-university transfer to the Lower Division Program in Dental Hygiene. They must complete an online IUT application that can be found at: www.louisville.edu/provost/iut Students admitted through this process must be advised before registering for courses in their first semester in the dental hygiene lower division pre-professional curriculum.
Admission to the Upper Division

Admission in Conditional Standing Students who meet the following criteria may be admitted in conditional standing:  Graduation from an accredited high school with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, have a GED, or equivalent by petition (for example, home school education) Completion of the pre-college curriculum Composite ACT score of 20 Students in conditional standing become students in good standing if their University GPA is 2.8 or above after completion of their 1st semester.

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The University Grade Point Average (GPA) is based on all college-level undergraduate courses taken at the University of Louisville. Students will be placed on warning if after completion of their 1st semester their university GPA is less than 2.8. Undergraduate lower division students on academic probation are notified that their achievement is below expectations and are subject to course and/or credit hour limitations, specified course registration requirements, or other intrusive advising interventions as deemed appropriate by their enrollment unit.

Admission to the Upper Division is competitive. Admission to the Lower Division does not guarantee admission to the Upper Division. To be considered for admission, applicants must: 1. Complete the required preprofessional (prerequisite) courses or be in last semester of completion  6 hours of Written Communication  3 hrs of Oral Communication  Psychology 201  Sociology 201 or 203  Math (one from Gen Ed list)*  Intro. to Biological Systems 102*

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Dental Hygiene Program

University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog

Summer 2009 – Spring 2010

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Intro. To Biological Systems Lab 104* Anatomy & Physiology I 260** Anatomy & Physiology II 261** Anatomy & Physiology Lab 262** Chemistry 101 or 105** Nutrition 303** History 101 or 102 6 hours of Cultural Diversity (at least 3 hours must be CD1) Arts & Humanities (one in each) Social & Behavioral Sciences (one course at 200 or 300 level)
Notes: Must have a grade of “C” or better in these courses. ** Students must make a “C” or above in these courses and must have completed them no more than 5 years before Upper Division admission. Transfer credit for science courses taken prior to the last five years will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Division DH students. They need only complete Steps 4 and 5 below.

4. Submit a Dental Hygiene

Professional Application (available online at : http://www.louisville.edu/dental/fut ure_students/dental_hygiene/prof.p df )

5. Return the DH Professional Application to the Student Affairs Office in the School of Dentistry along with the following documents: • documentation of 12 hours dental work experience/observation three letters of recommendation one (1) from a personal/work/community and two (2) from instructors, one of whom must be a science instructor A personal statement The minimum technical standards for admission and matriculation with or without accommodation should be signed and submitted with your application. Because command of the English language is essential for successful professional school study, applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship, must demonstrate their English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Preference is given to candidates with a minimum score of 100 and with listening and speaking section scores at 26 or above. The institution code for submitting TOEFL scores to the U of L School of Dentistry is 5933. For more information about TOEFL testing, go to: www.ets.org/. o Students who have graduated from a high

2. Have earned a cumulative and preprofessional (prerequisite) program grade point average of 2.8 or higher (applies to U of L students admitted Fall 2008 or after). The cumulative GPA for admission to Upper Level Dental Hygiene is calculated based on all course work completed at accredited postsecondary institutions. The preprofessional program cumulative GPA is based on all required preprofessional curriculum course work. 3. If new to U of L, submit a University of Louisville Undergraduate Application. If enrolled in a U of L department other than Dental Hygiene (such as A&S, Nursing, etc.) at U of L, submit an online IUT (Intra-University Transfer) request for admission to the Upper Division of the Dental Hygiene Program (DHU). Available online at: www.louisville.edu/provost/iut
Note: Step 3 does not apply to Lower

Admission Policies

Dental Hygiene Program

University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog

Summer 2009 – Spring 2010

school in which English is the primary language and/or has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in a fully accredited U. S. college or university qualify for a waiver of the TOEFL requirement . Upper Division application deadline is February 1. Students are admitted to the Upper Division in the Fall term only. The Committee on Admissions of the Dental Hygiene Program selects applicants for the Dental Hygiene Program. All required forms and transcripts must be received by the Dental Hygiene Program by February 1. Students are admitted to the Fall Semester only each academic year. Applicants will be informed of the decision of the Committee on Admissions and, if accepted will be requested to send a $150 deposit to the School of Dentistry to reserve a place in the class. This amount will be applied as a credit toward the regular registration fee at the time of enrollment. This sum will be forfeited in the event that the student should cancel the reservation in advance or fail to appear for enrollment. Upper Division transfers from another Upper Division program The University of Louisville School of Dentistry considers Upper Division Dental Hygiene transfer students (coming from the Upper Division of another dental hygiene program) on a case-by-case basis. Only individuals who are in good standing at their present dental hygiene school (or were in good standing when they left) are considered as a transfer student. For more information, call the Dental Hygiene advisor in the School of

Dentistry Office of Student Affairs at 502-852-5081.
Orientation

Students admitted to the Lower Division of the Dental Hygiene Program will be issued a certificate of admission by the University’s Office of Admissions. Freshman students and transfers with less than 24 credit hours will be required to attend a new student orientation. Students admitted to the Upper Division of Dental Hygiene will be required to complete online orientation modules as well as attend an orientation conducted by the Program in Dental Hygiene. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog, student handbooks, and official notices (e.g., University of Louisville School of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program web page, emails, and Blackboard postings) to be informed about credits, requirements, and to abide by the regulations of the University and the School of Dentistry. Additional policies are published in the Program of Dental Hygiene Student Handbook. This handbook is distributed during orientation upon acceptance into the program and is updated annually.
Transfer Grade Acceptance

The University of Louisville recognizes appropriate course work completed at other accredited universities and colleges and accepts that work according to the principles set forth in the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Transfer Credit Practices and state law. Transfer work that is college-level, academic in nature, and earned at appropriately accredited institutions will be accepted and posted as credit earned (i.e., with no grade) and will be accepted as credit toward degree,

Admission Policies

Dental Hygiene Program

University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog

Summer 2009 – Spring 2010

consistent with program requirements in the Dental Hygiene Program.
Transfer Equivalency Determination

Courses that meet general education requirements may be transferred under course equivalencies established in the Office of Transfer Services. In cases where no equivalency is established, the Office of Transfer Services will direct students to the university academic department, school or college where similar courses are offered for evaluation of transfer credits.

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