USC University of Southern California

How to Apply

Dental Hygiene Program

Step 1: Apply directly to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

Visit www.adea.org. Under “Application Services” please click on “DHCAS” then “Learn more.”  Create a new account.  Whether you are applying to Dental Hygiene (DH) or the DH/DDS Pathway program, select “Entry-Level Bachelor.”

Application materials* are due by March 1 of the year in which enrollment is desired. The Common Application deadline for USC Undergraduate Admission is February 1.

Step 2: Apply for undergraduate admission to USC

USC uses Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission. Applicants regardless of earned degree must apply as a transfer student. Learn more by visiting the USC Undergraduate Admission website.

Step 3: Visit the USC campus for an interview

The Office of Admissions will contact applicants selected for an interview. Interviews are held in late March or early April.

Step 4: If you are accepted, pay the necessary fees

Accepted applicants will be required to reserve their position in the class within 14 days of acceptance with a $500 nonrefundable deposit. A second, refundable, deposit of $1,500 will be due July 15.

Step 5: Meet health requirements

Required Health Documentation

Contact us if you have additional questions about admission to the Dental Hygiene program:

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Office of Admissions
925 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
(213) 740-2841
uscsdadm@usc.edu

*Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Official transcripts must be forwarded with completed application directly to ADEA DHCAS and the USC Registrar One Stop Center.

ADEA DHCAS
Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9129
Watertown, MA 02471

University of Southern California
Registrar One Stop Center
615 Childs Way, TRO 101
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0912

Contact us if you have questions about how to apply to the Dental Hygiene program:

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Office of Admissions
925 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
(213) 740-2841
uscsdadm@usc.edu