application - process and deadlines- dental hygiene program

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS                       See link to Application below

Applicants must:

  • Have completed and filed an SRJC College Application.
  • Be informed: In accordance with state law, the Dental Hygiene Committee of California may deny licensure for crimes that could substantially impact practitioners in the dental field. This includes convictions involving sex crimes, drug crimes (including DUI), and crimes of violence. It is the responsibility of the applicant to present sufficient evidence of rehabilitation to the DHCC prior to application for licensure. Questions that students may have related to possible denial for licensure should be referred to: Dental Hygiene Committee of California, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1050 Sacramento, CA 95825.
  • Must be substance abuse free for a minimum of two years as substantiated by a Rehabilitation Center attending physician.
  • Must read, write, and comprehend English to be able to effectively communicate with patients, faculty and staff.
  • Must possess the Technical Standards as described under General Information on this Web site.
  • Complete Prerequisites: Applicants for any incoming program courses must complete program prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding fall semester.  
  • Review Associate Degree Major: Requirements in the SRJC catalog or the online schedule for details. These courses must be completed before you will be granted graduation status from the dental hygiene program. Please speak to a SRJC Health Science counselor to determine the courses you will need to complete for your Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene (information below).
  • Grade Point Average: Grades from the science prerequisite courses must average a minimum GPA of 2.7.  Grades from the non-science prerequisite courses must average a minimum GPA of 2.5.



  • The SRJC Dental Hygiene Program is a recognized major for an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene.  If you have earned an Associate Degree from another institution, you MUST still meet SRJC's degree requirements.  Additional courses may be needed to fulfill the General Education and major requirements.  Even if you have a previous Associate Degree from SRJC, you may be held to additional course requirements for the Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene.
  • It is highly recommended that all classes for the General Education requirement are taken prior to beginning the Dental Hygiene program.  The program is a full-time commitment; if courses outside the program are needed for graduation, it may prove difficult to meet the demands of the Dental Hygiene Program. All students who graduate from the SRJC Dental Hygiene Program must complete the SRJC degree requirements before they will qualify to be licensed by the State of California.
  • Make an appointment with a Health Sciences’ counselor (707-527-4451) who can evaluate your required DH program prerequisites, degree requirement classes and Associate Degree requirements.
  • SRJC Health Science Counselors are very knowledgeable about prerequisite class requirements and have programs that help determine the equivalency of courses taken at different institutions.  The Dental Hygiene Program Director does not have this information to answer your equivalency questions.




  • The Dental Hygiene Program will accept only official transcripts from schools other than SRJC and official or unofficial transcripts from classes taken at SRJC.
  • Have all transcript(s) sent to your home and then include them with your application. Please do not have transcripts sent directly to the Health Science Department.
  • Allow plenty of time for the handling of your transcript requests from educational institutions. 
  • Dental Hygiene will also accept copies of official transcripts from other schools that are printed from Ilinx with the application.


Application period is October 1, 2021 through January 28, 2022.  Applications must be postmarked by 5:00pm on January 28, 2022.

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to insure the application is complete.  Note:  Electronic transcripts accepted only due to COVID-19 from colleges not providing hard copy.
  • You must submit your application by certified mail to provide you with the assurance that your application has been received. Confirmation of the receipt of your application will not be given over the phone,  DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL FOR STATUS UPDATES.

Application Checklist



Prerequisite Worksheet



  • Application period: October 1, 2021 through 5:00pm, January 28, 2022.  Applications must be postmarked by 5:00pm on January 28, 2022.
  • All applications must be sent via Certified Mail to the Health Sciences Department at the address below, postmarked by the application deadline. (Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.)

Health Sciences Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 527-4271