Dental Hygiene Application Checklist

Use this Dental Hygiene (DH) application checklist as a guide for successfully completing the application process for the college and the DH program. All application materials must be received by 5PM on or before the first Monday in May of each year. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. 

Complete College Enrollment

For consideration of program admittance, you must have completed Chattanooga State enrollment before the program deadline.  If you are not a current student at Chattanooga State, please complete a College application online and choose “Credit Division” then choose “Dental Hygiene”. Successful completion of all admission requirements to Chattanooga State entails:

  • Submitting all official transcripts, vaccination, proof of citizenship, etc.
  • Testing (if applicable)
  • Orientation (if applicable)

Go to the admission status page to check on your admission status.

Once College Enrollment is Complete

Meet with an advisor to develop your academic plan. All learning support classes should be completed first (if applicable). The prerequisite and general education classes will lighten the load once in the program. Points are awarded for completed courses in the selection process. Please call (423) 697-4450 to set up an advising appointment. Note: To help you understand the program acceptance process, important details, meet the Dental Hygiene faculty, etc., attend a required Dental Hygiene information session as soon as possible.

Transfer Student

If taking classes at another college and applying directly to the program: Start Chattanooga State admission process early. Be sure to include transcripts that you are presently taking even though in progress. As soon as final grades are posted, have your transcript sent immediately to Chattanooga State Admission’s Office to be evaluated. This way you can be fully admitted by the program deadline date.

Program Requirements before Deadline:

  • Attend a required Dental Hygiene information session as early as possible.
  • Take the TEAS test.  Sign up early, spaces fill up fast. For more information about the TEAS test and registration form visit the ATI TEAS website.
  • Complete the required 16 Hours of Observation (not required for 2021)

 To be included in the Dental Hygiene program applicant pool:

  • Must be fully admitted to the college before the program deadline date
  • Must maintain a “C” or better in all courses
  • Must have a minimal 2.5 science & program GPA
  • TEAS - score at least 60% in Math, Reading, English, and overall composite; 55% in Science on the TEAS test.  All four sections will be averaged in the point calculations.

Remember:  The point calculation assessment includes spring courses. Therefore, send your final transcript to the Chattanooga State Admission Office so it can be evaluated before the program deadline date.

Submission of Program Application and Required Materials:

All admission requirements must be completed before attempting to apply to the Dental Hygiene Program. Once the admission process is complete a Tiger ID and password will be sent to you. This will be needed to log-in to the application system.

Create an online Dental Hygiene Application and upload the following: Saving the application Automatically submits the application

  • Copy of your high school transcript if claiming a “B” or better in high school chemistry. Note: All previous transcripts sent to Chattanooga State Admissions Office cannot be copied and forwarded to the Nursing & Allied Health Division. Have your high school send an original to the student so a copy can be made.

  • Copy of completed 16 hours Clinical Observation Form (not required for 2021)

  • Copy of your Point Summary calculations found under Selection/Point Calculation on the DH website. 

  • Copy of TEAS Results, showing all four scores, that you want to use in your point calculation. View ATI TEAS website for all important details before and after taking the TEAS test.

No need to mail or fax the application and required materials.

Chattanooga State Community College
N&AH Application Coordinator, HSC 2088
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga TN 37406
Fax: 423-697-2628