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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: 503-352-7224 or

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Timeline for entry in August 2018

Jan-Feb 2018 Fill out FAFSA
March 1, 2018 Applications Due (see below for details)
April 2018 Interviews conducted
May 2018 Final Admission Decisions
August 2018 Classes start

Please click here to apply online to our School of Dental Hygiene Studies. Applicants do not need to fill out any other application. 

The deadline is March 1, 2018. We have extended the deadline to March 15, 2018. Please email Leah: if you have questions.

Alternative application process: 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 and we can also accept that application instead of our regular application above. You can find information here: or you are welcome to email or call us. 

Mailing Address

Transcripts and other supporting documentation should be sent to the following address.

Graduate and Professional Admissions
Pacific University
190 SE 8th Ave., Suite 181
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Make sure your full name is on all documents in order for us to match to your file.


If you have questions about applying, please contact DHS Admissions at 503-352-7224 or