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Dental Assisting Program Application Process

Sunday, August 14, 2022

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Step 1:

  • If you are new to UA-PTC (have not attended UA-PTC in the last six months), please complete the combination application for new students to the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College/Admission to the Dental Assisting program. Please submit all required admissions documentation. Admission to the college does not constitute admission to the Dental Assisting program. A drug screening test will be required before a student is fully accepted into the program.
  • If you are a current student at UA-PTC, please complete the application for current students for admission to the Dental Assisting program.
  • Provide your high school transcript or GED (required even if you're a college transfer).
  • Provide official transcripts from all transferring colleges.
  • Provide proof of two immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella as mandated by Arkansas state law.

Step 2:

Submit ACT, Compass, Accuplacer, or Accuplacer Next Generation scores that are less than five years old.

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

ACT
English 19
Reading 19
Math 14

Compass
Writing 80
Reading 83
Algebra 50

Accuplacer
Sentence Skills 83
Reading 78
Elementary Algebra 30

Accuplacer Next Generation
Quantitative Assessment (QAS) 256
Reading 253
English 261

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.

Step 3:

Students will be contacted for a consultation and tour of the dental assisting facility after receipt of their application and all required documentation. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted each fall.