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. Even if you have applied before and/or are currently enrolled, we will need all documents resubmitted to the Den on the Newtown campus, 500 Newtown Pike by February 15 for admission to the fall program. Only complete packets will be processed and considered for the program.

The Pre-admission Conference dates are:

  • Friday September 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm
  • Friday October 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm
  • Friday November 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm
  • Friday January 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Conferences will be held on the Cooper Campus, Oswald Building Auditorium, Room 230. All applicants will be required to attend one conference only as part of their application packet. No registration is required.

Gather all of the documents required below for consideration to the Dental Hygiene program and place them in one envelope:

  • Create a Selective Admissions System account. Once you have an active account you can print a program checklist to begin the process. You must submit the checklist with your packet.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must submit a complete packet of all documents listed here. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission and a complete packet of all documents.
  • 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. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted.
  • In order to be considered for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program, each applicant must attend a mandatory preadmission conference with the Program Coordinator. Please refer to the preadmission conference website for further information.
  • 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

Reminder: Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Please turn in your packet to the Office of Admissions, Newtown Campus - The Den, by February 15. 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 login to your Selective Admissions System account.

For additional information about the program, please check out the Dental Hygiene program website.