Program Admission Requirements
Admission to the Dental Assisting Program professional courses is by a special application procedure. The only entry to the professional courses is the fall of each year. English 1113, Speech 1213 and Psychology 1113 may be taken after or prior to the professional courses. Students completing the three courses prior to the fall entry are considered to be competitive for selection. Prior to making application to the program students should have talked with the Health Sciences Academic Advisor (733-7545, HSC 101) or attended an information orientation session. Information sessions are scheduled in the fall (September or October) and spring (February). Students must maintain a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each HSDA and HSAD course in order to progress and continue in the program. Please refer to the current College Catalog for an explanation of the GPA grading system.
During the application period (April 1 through May 15) the following steps must be taken:
- Complete the Dental Assisting Program application. The application to the College is not the application to the Program.
- Submit official college transcripts with the program application.
- Submit a copy of ACT scores. If you do not have a current ACT score, you may call the Rose State Testing Center at 733-7320 for more information about ACT testing. You must register in advance for the residual ACT in the Testing Center, Student Services Building, Room 210 which is given the 3rd Thursday of select months through the year. The test begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Be sure to inform them that you are applying to the Dental Assisting Program. The American College Testing (ACT) exam scores MUST be submitted with your application. Cost is estimated at $30.00. For more information, and to register for the National ACT Exam, visit www.actstudent.org.
- COMPASS test scores are required for program admission. Minimum reading levels may be required for application consideration.
- As directed on the program application, schedule an appointment for a personal interview. The interview dates and times vary from year to year but are usually in June and July.
If you have attended another college or university, you must submit an official college transcript to the Office of Admissions and Records. Upon submission of your OFFICIAL College transcripts, you must request a Degree Audit from the Office of Admissions and Records. The Degree Audit verifies acceptance by Rose State College of credit hours earned from another institution of higher education (within or outside the state of Oklahoma). The Degree Audit and certified copies of all college transcripts may be attached to the Program application.
The COMPASS Assessment Tests for Writing Skills, Reading Skills and the COMPASS Pre-Algebra/Numerical Skills MUST be taken prior to application to the DA Program. The COMPASS Assessment is given in the Testing Center, Student Services Building, Room 210. Contact the Testing Center at (405) 733-7320 for information. Students can only take the COMPASS Assessment twice during one enrollment period, eligibility for re-testing will be determined by the counselors in SSB 100. A photo I.D. is required. Test results are available immediately and entered into your student file on the College data base. If the COMPASS Assessment scores are below the minimum standard required, you must seek academic advisement for remediation. Forms to take the COMPASS tests are provided in the Student Services Building, Room 100.
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Students are responsible for obtaining and submitting all required documentation by the application deadline. All application information and documentation will become part of the application file and will not be returned to the applicant.