School of Health Sciences Dental Hygiene

Application Requirements

  • Completed applications must be received by the Department by February 15 to be considered for the upcoming fall class, but may be submitted at any time. Applications incomplete on February 15 will not be considered
  • If you attend a South Dakota public university, you will not need to provide ACT scores or current transcripts
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are submitted
  • The majority of communication from the Selection Committee will be via e-mail
  • Letters of selection and non-selection may be sent out as late as May 1
Application Materials
  • Application Form
    • It  is critical that you carefully and fully complete the application, especially with regard to disclosure of prior or pending criminal charges as omission of this information could lead to the disqualification of your application. Please fill out online, print form out, sign in both places, and send to Dental Hygiene
    • Please provide a written explanation for any offenses that have been disclosed on the Dental Hygiene application
  • ACT scores (typically these will appear on high school transcript) are required; without these scores applications will not be considered. Please contact ACT to have scores sent or to sign up for testing
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Please have official transcripts sent from all colleges attended to Selection Committee by January 15
    • Transcripts must be sent directly from the schools to the U to be official. These will be forwarded to Enrollment Services Center for admissions purposes
    • Prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress at time of application deadline and need to be completed by June 1
    • Applicants attending South Dakota public universities will not need to provide transcripts
  • Recommendation Form completed by a dental professional
  • Recommendation Form completed by a college instructor
  • Recommendation Form completed by an employer or personal reference
  • Dental Office Experience Form
  • Technical Standards Acknowledgement Form
  • If you are not currently attending the U. or have never attended the U., you will also need to submit an application for admission to the U. For the Intended Enrollment section, please choose the fall semester of the year for which you are applying, unless you plan to take USD classes before you would start the Dental Hygiene program
To Reapply, Submit:
Not a USD Student or Graduate?

Mailing Application

Applications for fall sessions must be postmarked on or before February 15.

Mail to:
Secretary, Selection Committee
Department of Dental Hygiene
University of South Dakota
East Hall 120
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069.