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Dental Assisting Program Application Process

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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New Applicants

Step 1: Complete an application for admissions to University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College, including all required admissions documentation. Admission to the college does not constitute admission to the Dental Assisting program. Admissions documents include:

  • your high school transcript (required even if a college transfer)
  • official transcripts from all transferring colleges, if applicable
  • proof of two immunizations against measles and rubella as mandated by Arkansas state law

Step 2: Submit ACT or COMPASS/ACCUPLACER scores that are less than five years old.

The following are minimum scores that will be accepted for application to the Dental Assisting program.

   
ACTCOMPASSACCUPLACER
English 19Writing 80Sentence Skills 83
Reading 19Reading 83Reading 78
Math 21Algebra 50Elementary Algebra 100
   

If test scores are below the minimum score levels, the applicant must have completed all required college developmental coursework with a “C” or better in all areas and must submit proof of completion with college transcripts.

All of the above documentation, including proof of developmental coursework and a clear drug screening must be submitted for an applicant to be accepted to the program. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted each fall.

The blood borne infection control policy and policy on use of ionizing radiation are available upon request.

Current Students

Step 3: After submitting your admissions application, complete the Request for Dental Assisting Admission form.

All of the above documentation, including proof of developmental coursework, must be submitted for an applicant to be accepted to the program. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted each fall.

The blood borne infection control policy and policy on use of ionizing radiation are available upon request.