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Application to the School of Dentistry
The LSUHSC School of Dentistry participates in the ADEA administered Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (DHCAS). All applications for admission to the first year class for LSUHSC School of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program must be submitted through this service. The application is in two sections. Section I is the DHCAS application process. Section II is supporting documents mailed directly to LSUHSC School of Dentistry.

Section I

1. Applicants should apply to the entry-level program in DHCAS (www.adea.org).

2. Transcripts mailed to ADEA DHCAS Transcript Processing Center, P.O. Box 9129
Watertown, MA 02471. Separate Transcripts must be submitted for all colleges attended. (Submit after fall semester completed.)

3. Two letters of reference, one from a college professor and the other from an additional professor, dentist, co-worker or employer. These letters should be submitted through DHCAS, a maximum of three are accepted. (This will replace the Confidential Rating form.)

4. Personal essay

Section II

Arrange to have the following information sent directly to LSU School of Dentistry, Office of Student Admissions
1100 Florida Ave., Box 228
New Orleans, LA 70119.

1. $50.00 Check or money-order. Payable to: LSUHSC (Non-refundable application fee)

2. Resident Verification (Updated 11/17/2018)
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3. Passport sized photo (2 ½ x 2 ½) attached to Resident Verification form

4. Copy of Driver's License.

5. Copy of your current Draft Card status (males only) you can print a copy off the internet at www.sss.gov

6. Official ACT scores must be submitted to our office from ACT. It is your responsibility to contact the ACT Office at 319-337-1313 for permission to release scores to LSUHSC. The ACT School code is 1601. No photocopies accepted. This requirement will not be waived, placement test will not substitute for this requirement.

Dental Hygiene applicants must be residents of Louisiana.

Your application will not be processed until all of the following information/documentation is received by the LSUSD Office of Student Admissions.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure all items are received by the deadline, February 15th.

Jane Walsh, RDH, JD, Program Director of Dental Hygiene
Telephone: 504-941-8156
Fax:  504-941-8154
E-mail: jwals2@lsuhsc.edu

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