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ATI - TEAS test score will be required for the admission for Dental Hygiene class of 2020.




Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program Admissions

Mandatory Information Sessions*

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Room FA 100

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM | Room GC 160

  • Wednesday, Noveber 1, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Room FA 100

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Room TBD

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Room TBD

* Application will be available starting in November 2017


To sign up for an information session, click here .


Prospective Students

STEP 1: Submit an online application to West Los Angeles College

If you are not a current WLAC student, you must submit an online application to the college. Click here to begin your WLAC application.

International students must also submit an I-20 application along with supporting documentation to West.  For a complete list of I-20 deadlines and requirements, click here.

For additional international student information, please call 310-287-7283 or click here.


STEP 2: Attend a Mandatory Dental Hygiene Program Information Session  (Voc Ed 320 course)

The Dental Hygiene Program Information Session provides information about the Dental Hygiene Profession, the WLAC Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program, the application process, discussion with faculty and current students, and financial information, etc.  The Dental Hygiene Program Information Session is open to all students who are interested in dental hygiene career without completing any prerequisites.  Registeration for the course, Voc Ed 320 Exploring Healthcare Careers will be handled at the information session. 

Dental Hygiene Applicants

Once you are ready to apply to the program, you must take ATI TEAS test.  This test must be taken within a year of applying to the program.

To sign up for an information session and/or ATI TEAS test, click here.



  • Applicant must attend the Dental Hygiene Information Session for the year of admitting class.
  • BS in Dental Hygiene program applications are only accepted between January and March for the following Fall term. Attendance at the information session (within one year)  is required prior to submitting an application packet.  All materials must be submitted as a complete packet by mail or by hand-delivery.  Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. Completion of the admissions packet does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Please check back for updated admissions application form after November 2017. 

Student Selection and Notifcation

Each year, 42 students are selected from a large number of qualified applicants based on the selection criteria listed below.  These criteria have been approved by the West Los Angeles College Academic Senate and are consistent with State regulations:

  • A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable lower division coursework
  • An overall minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses taken
  • An overall minimum 3.0 GPA in science courses
  • Completion of all pre-requisite coursework
  • ATI TEAS Asessment Test: (

Additional Considerations are given to applicants who demonstrate the following:

  • Previous work experience in the dental field
  • Dental Assistant Licenses or Certifications
  • Completion of Biochemistry, Nutrition (Family and Consumer Studies 21), Medical Terminology (Allied Health 33), or Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 211)
  • Special Circumstance (military veteran, first generation college student, foster youth, EOP&S, CALWORKS)

Please see application packet for detailed admission requirements, including pre-requisite coursework.  Go to prerequisite list.

Acceptance letters are sent by end of May.

Accepted students will be invited to the first dental hygiene program orienation end of June. The acceptecd student is required to request a background criminal record screening before the orientation.  

The student kit delivery day is scheduled at the end of July and the payment for the student kit is due on this day.

A physical examination, verification of immunity, vision test and a drug testing must be completed prior to the start of the program. Student health services can provide most of these tests at reduced student rates.