How to Apply to EFSC's Dental Hygiene Program

Dental Hygiene is a two-year Associate in Science Degree Program with dental core classes beginning each May. Applicants are evaluated for admission based upon the Selection Criteria and Point System. For admission, students MUST satisfy program entrance requirements, including the program prerequisites of COLLEGE CHEMISTRY & LAB, MICROBIOLOGY, and ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Survey course, or combination of A & P 1 and 2). All science courses must be completed with a "C" or better, within the past 10 years. *Students who are currently enrolled in one of the above science courses at the application deadline may still be eligible to apply - see a Health Science Advisor.*


Following the application deadline, files are closed to additional information and sent to the Admissions Committee for selection. Incomplete files will not be considered for program admission. Top candidates will be notified by phone and scheduled for an interview with members of the admissions committee. All applicants will be notified by mail of their status in the program, approximately 6 – 8 weeks after the application deadline.

Click categories below for application info.

Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Students must be current students at Eastern Florida State College before they can apply to the Dental Hygiene program.  For students new to EFSC, complete the online application for admission  prior to the program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee  that must be paid before the application can be processed.  Returning/readmit students who have not completed a course in the past year must also re-apply online.  There is no application fee for a readmit application.

Submit Transcripts

As part of the general admissions process, new students must submit all official high school  transcripts or GED scores to EFSC.  Students transferring from other colleges must also submit official college transcripts for each and every college attended.  Transfer students should also meet with an advisor after their transcripts have been evaluated to verify transferred coursework.

International Students who attended high school and/or college in a country other than the United States should speak to the International Student Services Advisor to review policies, requirements and transfer credits.

ALL transcripts must be evaluated by the college and an evaluated copy sent to the Dental Hygiene Program before February 15.

Complete Online Dental Hygiene Application

Complete and submit the online Health Sciences Institute Application to apply for admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

Applicants must also submit a $25 non-refundable application fee. The application fee must be paid online or to the cashier's office by the application deadline.

Verify Receipt of Transcripts

Please verify receipt of transcripts directly with the Health Sciences admissions office prior to February 15. An UNOFFICIAL copy of each and every college transcript is required with the Dental Hygiene application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at Students are responsible for providing all unofficial transcripts, including EFSC, to the Health Sciences Admissions office.

Take the TEAS Test

The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) version V (5) is required. Applicants must earn 58% on the overall score to be considered.  Scores are valid for 2 years. Please see the College's TEAS Testing information (fee applies). If taken at another institution, students must submit a copy of their scores with their other application materials.

NOTE:  Beginning in September 2016, there will be a new TEAS test, version "ATI TEAS".  Required scores will be posted as they become available. 

Submit Application Materials and Review Critical Information

Submit the following documents to the Health Science Admissions office by the application deadline:

  • Performance Standards form for dental hygiene employment and necessary for successful progression and graduation.
  • Dental Experience Form (if applicable)
  • Healthcare Experience Form (if applicable)
  • Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) Exam  scores (if applicable)
  • Expanded Functions Certificate (if applicable)
  • Dental Hygienist Shadowing Form    
  • Advising card (if applicable)
  • Unofficial Transcripts from EFSC and any other colleges attended
  • TEAS scores                                                           

Review the following information on the Dental Hygiene website:

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.