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Admissions Criteria - Dental Assisting

ATD in Dental Assisting

June 2019 & June 2020 Application Criteria:

  • Minimum Broward College Overall GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of ENC 1101 and SPC 1024 or 1608 (minimum grade of "C")
  • A2 HESI test for Dental Assisting
  • Applicants must complete the Health Science limited access program admission application and requirements

Application Period: February 5 through March 12

Admission Selection Criteria:

2020-3 Selection Based on Points: Total possible points = 18

​4.0 - 3.75
​3.74 - 3.50
3.49 - 3.0​2
​2.99 - 2.50

HESI Score (minimum 75 Reading/50 Math)

(Highest score will be used for points)

June 2019 & June 2020

HESI Score
​92 - 100
​83 - 91
​75 - 82
​Military Veteran

Application Criteria Course

Grades Earned in the General Education Courses - Maximum Number of points = 6

ENC 1101 - Composition 1

SPC 1024  or SPC 1608 Introduction to Speach Communications or Introduction to Public Speaking

Number of points earned for course:

                                   Grade A = 3 points

                                   Grade B = 2 points

                                   Grade C = 1 points


In the event of a point tie,  the HESI score will be used as a tiebreaker

Additional Information:​

For the June 2019 Dental Assisting program, students who were admitted had GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0 and HESI scores above 84 in both Reading and Math.  Accepted students had 11 to 18 points and students with 11 points had overall GPAs of 3.32 to 4.0. Alternate students had 11 points with overall GPA's of 2.5 to 3.27.

Please note: The admission selection criteria changed for the June 2020 Dental Assisting program and the points were modified for the GPA program.      


Prior to admissions, each student is required to successfully complete a drug screening. Please be advised that certain over-the-counter supplements and alternative medicainal products, including but not limited to CBD,THC Cannabinoid, and Cannabinoid Oil may trigger a positive result, consequently, the student will not be able to be admitted to the Health Science program. A Second drug tested sample is not allowed per Broward College Admissions Procedure A6Hx2-5.01. The links are provided below


AS in Dental Assisting

Application Criteria:

NOTE: Dental Assisting Advanced Technical Diploma program admits in June ONLY.

* ATD in Dental Assisting including 50 semester hours from a Florida Dental Assisting Program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

Application Period: February - March See admissions Criteria page for exact dates


Additional programmatic admissions criteria can be reviewed at Health Science Admissions site

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