UCDH Application FAQs
How many letters of recommendation do I need?
An applicant needs three letters of recommendation. One should be from a college professor, one should be from an employer, and the third should be from someone in your community or church. There is a form available here or a letter is sufficient. Many applicants choose to submit both a letter and a form from each recommender. The letters of recommendation and/or forms should be sent to UCDH directly from the recommender. They can be sent via email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (801-224-5437), or US Mail (1176 S. 1480 W. Orem,UT 84058).
How do I tell UCDH that I’m still planning to take or finish prerequisite courses?
On the second page of the application there is a section titled “Current or Anticipated Registration” this is where the applicant should list the courses that they are still taking and that they plan to take in order to finish all of the prerequisites.
When is the application deadline?
UCDH does not have an application deadline. We will take applications until our class is full and we have an adequate number of alternates. However, there is no reason to delay submitting an application, since your prerequsites do not have to be complete before you apply; they must only be complete before the program begins.
How many applications does UCDH receive and how many students are accepted?
UCDH does not release numbers on the applications that we receive. We accept 60 students into each program.
What does the section “Current or Anticipated Registration” on the application mean?
The “Current or Anticipated Registration” section on the second page of the application is where you should list the courses that you are currently enrolled in, or that you anticipate being enrolled in, so you can finish all of your prerequsite courses.
Does Math 1050 from Utah Valley University transfer as a statistics prerequisite?
No, Math 1050 is a college algebra class. It is not a statistics class. Statistics is a required prerequsite course for UCDH.
Does the application packet (application, letters of recommendation, transcripts) need to be sent to UCDH together?
No, it should not be sent together. The letters of recommendation should be sent to UCDH directly from the recommenders. The transcripts (high school and college) should be sent directly from the school. If transcripts are not sent directly from the school or are emailed then they are considered unofficial. Transcripts must be official to be used for prerequisite transfer credit. High school transcripts must also be official.
If I have a college degree and/ or graduated from high school more than 10 years ago do I still need to send high school transcripts as part of my application?
Yes, every applicant, regardless of age or education level MUST send high school transcripts.
What is the purpose of the “Petition to Transfer”?
Petition to Transfer is used for courses that do not fit the prerequisite criteria. For example, if an applicant wants to take a sociology class that is not introductory of general sociology.
How do I know if my classes will transfer?
The best way to find out of your classes will transfer as prerequisite courses is to arrange to have your transcripts sent to UCDH. The Admissions Office can review your transcripts for transfer credits. After your transcripts have been sent, contact the Admissions Office by phone (801) 426-8234 or email email@example.com and they can tell you what will transfer, what you still need to complete, etc.
When does UCDH start classes?
UCDH rotates starting dates. Our next class will begin in September 2013. We are now accepting applications for the class beginning September 2013. We will begin another class in September 2014. In 2014, the only class will begin in September. We start accepting applications 12 months prior to each class beginning.
Does UCDH have evening, weekend, or part time classes?
No, classes during the BSDH program are full-time day classes only. The program is 20 months long.
Does UCDH offer an associate program?
No, UCDH offers one program; a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene.
We hope this has been helpful, please let us know if you have any more questions, we are happy to be of any assistance. If you have financial questions, please contact the Financial Services Director, at (801) 347-6821 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
UCDH Admissions Office
(801) 426 8234