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Application Process

NYU College of Dentistry

Spring 2018 applications for Dental Hygiene 17-month AAS and BS tracks are now open.


Apply Online and submit the required documentation and a nonrefundable $50.00 application fee electronically.

All applicants must use the online application (click here to apply). Paper versions will not be accepted.

Note: The Dental Hygiene Programs will not accept the Common Application.

Personal Photo

Personal photo, not exceeding 100,000 bytes (about 100 KB). For best results, use an image of no more than 1,000 pixels in height or width. For help resizing your image, use an image-editing tool such as Picasa, iPhoto or Microsoft Paint. Be sure the photo file is saved with the .gif extension.

Note: Do not submit pictures with individuals other than the applicant. Avoid party shots, group photos, having your face covered up or wearing clothing that exhibits anything other than the true character of the applicant.

Letters of Recommendation

Acceptable letters of recommendation are those from Guidance Counselors, College Faculty, High School Faculty and previous or current employers. Applicants have the option of requesting an electronic recommendation form be sent to the individual completing the letter; the recommender will then be permitted to upload their letter of recommendation and the required recommendation form directly to the applicant’s application. If the individual completing the letter of recommendation does not wish to use the electronic system, they may complete a printable version of the form by clicking here to download and print and mailing directly to the Dental Hygiene Programs with an additional letter of support. Documents must be received in a signed and sealed envelope.

  • 500-word full-length personal statement explaining on your interest in the profession of Dental Hygiene and your reason for selecting the New York University College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Programs.
  • A scan or copy of an unofficial version of academic records including:
    • High School Transcripts/General Equivalency Degree Documents
    • College Transcripts
    • Credential Evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators

Note: Uploaded academic records serve solely as a placeholder until original documents arrive. An application will not be considered complete until the Dental Hygiene Programs has received official, sealed academic records directly from the institution.

A nonrefundable $50.00 application fee must be paid via electronic check or credit card. You will be prompted to pay the fee paid prior to submitting the online application to the Dental Hygiene Programs.

Please see information on Fee Waivers below.

Fee Waivers

NYU College of Dentistry is committed to recruiting a diverse student body. Fee waivers for the NYU College of Dentistry application fee are granted based on one of the following criteria:

  • Financial hardship
  • U.S. military members / U.S. veterans
  • Teach for America alumni

To request an application fee waiver for the Dental Hygiene program, please submit a request in writing to prior to submitting your application.

The request should include your full name and degree program for which you are applying, along with the following documents:

  • Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) for financial hardship, or
  • Documentation of service if you meet the other criteria

If you have been out of school and do not have a SAR, you may send a copy of your most recent tax return (form 1040). Please include all pages of the tax form.

We will notify you via email once your request for an application fee waiver has been approved.



Mail the following required materials to the Dental Hygiene Programs at NYU College of Dentistry:

Official high school records for courses for which academic credit has been earned; a Graduate Equivalent Diploma (GED) is also accepted; however, the applicant must prove grades in the prerequisite areas within a 10-year period at B or better, at either a high school or college level. An official GED document must be included with proof of high-school level biology and chemistry courses.

  • If not in English, high school and/or college transcripts must be translated and evaluated course-by-course with a grade point average by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( and mailed directly to the Dental Hygiene office by the appropriate deadline. Once received, they are reviewed in place of accredited secondary school /undergraduate records. ECE can be contacted at the information below.

Contact Information
phone: (414) 289-3400
fax: (414) 289-3411

Mailing Address

PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470

Courier Service Address

101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Note: The Dental Hygiene Programs will only accept credential evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. Other third-party credential evaluations will not be accepted; and if the applicant did not complete their high school education in the United States, the application will be incomplete without the appropriate credential evaluation certifying that the degree awarded is equivalent to a high school diploma in the United States.

Note: Students who have an undergraduate degree conferred from an accredited institution in the United States do not have to submit a high school transcript.

Note: The Dental Hygiene Programs may require additional testing or enrollment in pre-requisite courses at the University for transfer students or for those with interrupted education.

Transcripts outlining courses and grades taken at any 2-year or 4-year institution. For transfer students, if you earned credits that were transferred to another academic institution other than the one most recently enrolled, you must submit those transcripts as well.

SAT or ACT standardized test scores are required for high school applicants entering directly from high school. All required testing should be completed and official results mailed to the Dental Hygiene Programs.

Note: If you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, or if you have SAT Subject Test or Advanced Placement (AP) Test scores that you wish to submit in support of your application, we recommend that you send us all of your scores. We will use the combination of scores that best presents your candidacy. If you are applying as a high school senior, we recommend that you complete your testing by the November test date, and you must finish by the December test date.

Transfer applicants who will have already completed, at the very least, one full-year of full-time college or university enrollment in liberal arts and science courses, are exempt from having to submit standardized testing to NYU.

Official test scores should be sent directly to the Dental Hygiene Programs from the testing agencies. The NYU code for the College Board (SAT Reasoning Test, SAT I, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II Examinations) is 2562; the ACT code for NYU is 2838.

Detailed information on the SATs and Advanced Placement examination may be obtained from the College Board, 45 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023-6917; telephone: 212-713-8000;

Detailed information on the ACT may be obtained from ACT, 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168; telephone: 319-337-1270;


Please mail all admissions materials to the following address

Dental Hygiene Programs
NYU College of Dentistry
345 East 24th Street, Room 6S
New York, NY 10010

Please specify "Dental Hygiene Programs" when requesting and mailing your materials. Our office is not responsible for materials mailed to University addresses other than the one listed above or materials not received by the deadline.

All candidates, both domestic and international, are urged to complete and file their applications by the stated deadline (see below for application filing deadlines). No admission decision will be made without complete information. The Dental Hygiene Programs reserve the right to substitute or waive particular admissions requirements at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.


The Dental Hygiene Programs at the New York University College of Dentistry welcomes applications from individuals who are neither US citizens nor permanent residents of the United States. International students must also complete the Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study to the Dental Hygiene Programs. Please indicate on the application for admission your country of citizenship, and if currently residing in the United States, your current visa status.

Financial documentation is not required when filing an application. If the student is accepted, instructions for completing the Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) online will be included in the acceptance packet. Admitted students are required to complete and submit the appropriate paperwork according to the deadlines posted by the Office for Global Services at New York University.

Appropriate evidence of financial ability must be submitted with the AFCOE to the Office for Global Services in order for the appropriate visa document to be issued. If the applicant’s studies are being financed by means of his or her own savings, parental support, outside private or government scholarships, or any combination of these, he or she must arrange to send official letters or similar certification as proof of such support. New students may wish to view the multimedia tutorial for new international students at the Student and Visa & Immigration page.

Matters pertaining to student visas and orientation are administered by the Office for Global Services, 561 La Guardia Place, and 1st Floor; telephone (212) 998-4720. In addition, the staff of this office endeavors to aid international students in taking full advantage of various social, cultural, and recreational opportunities offered by the University and New York City.



Admission Application Filing, Notification and Deposit Deadlines

Applications for admission, including all required supporting credentials, must be received according to the timetables below. Decision letters are mailed according to the deadline by which your application was considered complete, meaning all required materials have been received by the Dental Hygiene Programs.

Summer entry (BS programs/AAS pre-requisite, two-year, three-year day and evening)  
Application deadline: April 15
Admission notification: May 1
Response deadline: May 8



Spring entry (BS programs/AAS pre-requisite)
Application deadline: November 1
Admission notification:  November 15
Response deadline: December 1



Fall entry (BS programs/AAS pre-requisite, two-year, three-year day and evening)
Early application deadline: February 19
Early admission notification: March 15
Early response deadline: April 1
Regular application deadline: April 1
Regular admission notification: April 30
Regular response deadline: May 1

Selection Process

Information Sharing Sessions

An Information Sharing Session (ISS) is required for all candidates for admission. Applicants eligible for an information sharing session will be notified of available session dates and invited by the Dental Hygiene Programs for their in-person discussion shortly after their application is completed.

A typical Information Sharing Session is conducted by a Dental Hygiene Programs faculty member. During each session, the faculty member questions the applicant about their academic, personal, and professional aspirations and preparedness for admission to the Dental Hygiene Programs. The profession of dental hygiene, our program at the College of Dentistry, and the applicant's qualifications for the program will be discussed, and the faculty member will answer any questions.

After the Information Sharing Session, the interviewer reviews the full application file for the applicant and then formulates and submits a recommendation to the Director of Admissions for action.

Telephone sessions may be requested for applicants outside the metropolitan area or international applicants.

Acceptance to the Dental Hygiene Programs

The Director of Admissions notifies applicants in writing of the admission action/decision. Applicants are offered admission to the program based on the aggregate data gathered from the application, information sharing session, and completion of all published admissions requirements.

  • Deferment of Acceptance
    Applicants who have been offered admission to the Dental Hygiene Programs may request to defer their enrollment for up to one year. Students who are deferring enrollment do not have to file a new application and are guaranteed re-admission for the subsequent semester. Deferred students pay a tuition deposit for the original term of entry, which will be credited to the new term of entry. 


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