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Section I:  ADEA Application

  1. Apply to the dental hygiene entry-level program in DHCAS (https://www.adea.org/DHCASapp/)

  2. Have official transcripts mailed to:
    ADEA DHCAS Transcript Processing Center
    P.O. Box 9129 Watertown, MA 02471.
    Separate Transcripts must be submitted for all colleges attended. (Must submit request before December 31st) If necessary have current fall semester grades submitted later but before January 15th.

  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.

  4. Personal essay

Section II:  Supplemental Application

  1. $50.00 Non-refundable application fee paid online through the LSUHSC Fee Payment Portal or by check (payable to LSUHSC) sent to LSUSD. Your application is not complete until we receive your application fee.

    Arrange to have the following documents sent directly to:
    LSU School of Dentistry, Office of Student Admissions
    1100 Florida Ave., Box 28
    New Orleans, LA 70119

  2. Resident Verification (Updated 11/17/2018)
    Requires PDF reader software to view it. You can download a free PDF Reader here.

  3. Passport sized photo (2 x 2 ) attached to Resident Verification form (will not be returned)

  4. Copy of Driver's License

  5. Copy of your current Draft Card status (males only) available at:  www.sss.gov

  6. Official ACT scores submitted directly to our office from ACT. 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.

  7. Official ATDH or DAT scores submitted directly to our office. No photocopies accepted. See www.ada.org/ATDH for further details for submission of either exam. ATDH testing information will NOT be available until July 1, 2021.

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, December 31st.

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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