How to Apply for the Dental Hygiene Program
We are pleased that you are interested in applying to our program! This page provides information on the online application and deadlines. It is recommended to apply and submit transcripts after you have received Fall Term grades, if applicable.
Applications will open in November for entry in Fall 2020.
Timeline for entry in August 2020
|Jan-Feb 2020||Fill out FAFSA|
|March 1, 2020||Applications Due (see below for details)|
|April 18, 2020||Mandatory Interview Day (invite only)|
|May 2020||Final Admission Decisions|
|August 2020||Classes start|
There are two ways to apply to the School of Dental Hygiene Studies. Students may apply through the Pacific University Dental Hygiene Online Application or through the Dental Hygiene Central Application Service (DHCAS). The DHCAS allows students to easily apply to multiple Dental Hygiene programs (such as Portland Community College and Oregon Institute of Technology). There is no preference for which application a student uses. Students only need to apply to the Dental Hygiene program and do not need to fill out a separate application to Pacific University.
Pacific University Dental Hygiene Online Application
The application will be available by the end of November. The fee for this application is $50. Please create your account and thoroughly fill out the application before submitting. We recommend applying in January/February after Fall Term grades are available on your transcripts if applicable. We are not on rolling admissions so there is no preference to apply any earlier than January. The application is due on March 1, 2020.
Dental Hygiene Central Application Service (DHCAS)
The Dental Hygiene Central Application Service (DHCAS) allows you to apply to multiple Dental Hygiene programs. There may be other programs you are considering that use DHCAS (such as Portland Community College or Oregon Institute of Technology) and we can also accept that application instead of our regular application above. You can find information here: www.adeadhcas.org or you are welcome to email or call us. The application is due on March 1, 2020. We have extended the deadline to April 1, 2019, please make sure you send us transcripts by that date as well.
Transcripts and other supporting documentation should be sent to the following address. Please note that if you are applying through DHCAS all documentation needs to be sent to them and not to Pacific University.
Graduate and Professional Admissions
190 SE 8th Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Make sure your full name is on all documents in order for us to match to your file.