Dental Hygiene | BCTC

Selective Admission: Dental Hygiene

The process for applying is a Complete Application Packet format. Students must submit all documents below in one envelope to be considered for the program. 

Deadline to Apply for Fall- February 15

Step 1. Create a Selective Admissions System account (new window). Once you have an active account you can print a program checklist to begin the process. You must submit the checklist with your packet. You can apply for a total of two selective admission programs. 

Step 2. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission (new window). Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC will not need to reapply. 

Step 3. Attend a mandatory preadmission conference with the Program Coordinator. Please refer to the preadmission conference website for dates and location. A conference attendance form will need to be submitted in your packet. 

Step 4. Gather the following additional documents for your packet (these are listed on the checklist):

  • Official scores of the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). This is also required for students with college course work. (We will accept ACT or SAT scores on official high school transcripts.)

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education attempted. Transcripts must be submitted from EACH college or university previously attended and must show every period of enrollment. If transcripts have already been submitted for general admission to KCTCS then you do not need to include second copies of these transcripts in your packet. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted.

  • Evidence of observation and/or work in a dental environment as documented on the Dental Hygiene Observation/Work Experience Form, which you can request by email from  

Step 5. Turn in your completed packet to the Office of Admissions, Newtown Campus - The Den, by the deadline. Please allow 10 business days to process your application to the dental hygiene program. You will receive an automated e-mail informing you when your packet has been processed. To check on the status of your application you will need to log into your Selective Admissions System account (new window)

For additional information about the program, please check out the Dental Hygiene program website and the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Please email with any questions.