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Requirements
 

To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and to the Dental Hygiene Program at the Medical Campus, you must complete the following steps:

  1. You are 18 years old and have earned, or will earn at the time of enrollment into the program, a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. If this is your initial enrollment at Miami Dade College or you have not been enrolled at Miami Dade College during the past 12 months, complete the Application Packet available from the Admission Office’s on any of the seven MDC Campuses.  Choose the Medical Campus as the "preferred" campus; be sure to enter "23063" under "Program Code."
  3. Complete the Program Application process by submitting an application for Program Admission and an application fee of $25.00. Application must be received by May 1st for August entry. 
  4. You have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 on any college-level courses you have taken.
  5. If you have previously attended any other college or university, arranged for that institution to send official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office at the Medical Campus by September 1st.
  6. You are enrolled in or have successfully completed the prerequisite courses.
  7. Enroll in and successfully complete HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care prior to applying to the program.

Where Do I Send My MDC Application Materials?
You may send or drop off your MDC application to any Admissions office located on any of the seven campuses of Miami Dade College. Applications for admission may also be filled out on line at http://www.mdc.edu .
Note:   You have to be connected to the Internet to access this web site

You must also send the following:

Application fee (check or money order – no cash)
Official high school transcript and official college transcripts (if available) to the Admissions/Registrar’s Office.

Where Do I Send My Program Application Materials?
Send or drop off your Application for Program Selection, professional documentation, payment receipt of the $25.00 application fee, and an unofficial copy of your college transcript to the Dental Hygiene Program at the address below:

Miami Dade College
Medical Campus
New Student Center, Room 1113
950 NW 20th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Criteria for Program Selection ( link will need to be created for “Selection Criteria” on each of the related program webpages for this information)


Enrollment in the program is limited. Meeting the admissions requirements does not guarantee program acceptance. For this reason, the following criteria are used to determine which applicants will be admitted. The criteria listed below are used for the selection of students. Applicants will be ranked according to the number of natural science and general education courses required in program that have been successfully completed (see table below). Please note that there is no waiting list.
1. Overall Grade Point Average (GPA)

2. Ranking of natural science and general education courses completed

RANKING OF COMPLETED COURSES - NATURAL SCIENCE COURSES
 



PRIORITY

RANK

COURSES

Top Priority

1

BSC 2085, 2085L, 2086, 2086L, CHM 1033, MCB 2010, MCB 2010L, BSC 2010

 

2

BSC 2085, 2085L, CHM 1033, MCB 2010, MCB 2010L, BSC 2010

 

3

BSC 2085, 2085L, 2086, 2086L, MCB 2010, BDC 2010

 

4

BSC 2085, 2085L, MCB 2010L

 

5

CHM 1033, BSC 1005

Lowest Priority

6

BSC 2085

RANKING OF COMPLETED COURSES - GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES



PRIORITY

RANK

COURSES

Top Priority

1

SPC 1017, CLP 1006, PHI 2604, CGS 1060, ENC 1101

 

2

CLP 1006 , PHI 2604, ENC 1101

 

3

PHI 2604, SPC 1017, ENC 1101

 

4

CLP 1006 , SPC 1017, ENC 1101

 

5

PHI 2604, ENC 1101

 

6

CLP 1006, ENC 1101

 

7

SPC 1017, ENC 1101

Lowest Priority

8

CGS 1060, ENC 1101


Final acceptance will be based on the submission of all required documents received at the mandatory program orientation session.

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to the Admission’s Office at the Medical Campus by May 1st for an August acceptance or September 1st for a January acceptance.

Students who have attended foreign colleges must submit original transcripts and a certified English translation before February 1st to the Registrar at the Medical Campus for evaluation. For details, please call 305-237-4141. Students who have attended a foreign allied health or nursing program should consult the Miami Dade College catalog for more information about how to have their transcripts, diplomas, and credentials evaluated for U.S. equivalency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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