Dental Assisting Point System
The Selection Committee is guided by a point system. However, final decisions will be the responsibility of the Selection Committee. The applicant is responsible for providing the documentation necessary to support the point system.
Click a category to see how points may be earned
Points for Specific College Course Work
Each course is worth a maximum of 3 points for a total of 15 possible points. An "A" is worth 3 points. A "B" is worth 2 points. A "C" is worth 1 point. Only courses completed within the last 10 years can be used for bonus points.
College Credit Courses
- Introduction to Health Care
- Survey of Anatomy & Physiology
- Anatomy & Physiology I AND Anatomy & Physiology II (both include lab)
- Communications 1
- Microcomputer Applications
Grade Point Average
In order for the college grade point average to be used, at least 12 credit hours of college course work must be completed. If the applicant has not completed 12 college credits, the points awarded for GPA will be based on the applicant's high school GPA or GED scores. Applicants should have at least a 2.0 to apply. Points will be awarded as follows:
|CC GPA||Points||HS GPA / GED||Points|
|3.5 - 4.0||6||3.5 - 4.0
300 - 375
|3.0 - 3.4||4||3.0 - 3.4
275 - 299
|2.5 - 2.9||2|| 2.5 - 2.9
260 - 274
|2.0 - 2.4||0||2.0 - 2.4
250 - 259
Points for TABE Test Scores
A total of 7 points is possible. Scores from the TABE Test (Test for Adult Basic Education)
will be awarded points for Language, Reading and Math skills, according to the table
|567 - 595
566 - 594
560 - 585
Applicants obtaining test scores lower than the minimum level should see a counselor
at any of the EFSC campuses to identify appropriate course work to improve their test
scores. Every applicant must take the TABE test, no exceptions and no exemptions.
NOTE: The TABE Test can be taken only ONCE every six months.
Work/Health Sciences Education Experience
Bonus points for relevant work/education may be earned in only one of the following areas.
|Graduate of an Associate Degree Program- AS or AA (or higher)||5|
|Graduate of a Health Sciences Program - Two semesters or more in length||4|
|One year of FULL-TIME work in a dental office as a dental assistant||3|
|Graduate of Viera High School Dental Aide Program||2|
|Graduate of a Health Sciences Program - One semester or less in length||1|
Submit a one-page, typed essay on the following topic: "Why Do I Want to Become a Dental Assistant?" Essay will qualify for one point.
Equal Access Policy
Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.
EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.