Dental Hygiene Application - Klamath Falls & Salem Campuses

The Dental Hygiene Applications for Fall 2022 will open November 5, 2021

Application deadline is March 31, 2022.

NOTE: For pre-requisite courses, please see Pre-Dental Hygiene. Click here, for Pre-Dental Hygiene page .

Please join us for a ZOOM admission's information session on:
Thursday, January 20th from 4:00-5:00pm (PST)
Email Lisa Leonard at to RSVP and receive the Zoom Link. 

How to fill out Dental Hygiene Program Application

Step 1: Apply to Oregon Tech

Apply to Oregon Tech by clicking the button below and pay the $50 Admission Fee. 

Apply to Oregon Tech

If you are a transfer student applying for the dental hygiene program, you will click “Apply as an Undergraduate”, then click “Transfer”, and “Apply as a Transfer Student.”

Scholarship Consideration: The Priority Deadline for Admissions Scholarships for students entering in the Fall Term is March 1 of each year.

Step 2: Complete Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene application

Only one application needed for either campus preference. Campus preference can be selected within the application. Dental hygiene electronic application is available with the link below.

Dental Hygiene Electronic Application

The $75 processing fee within the application can be paid with credit or debit cards. You will need your card number and Oregon Tech 918 ID number to make the payment.

Pre-dental hygiene courses: All courses must be complete by June 15th. Exception: BIO 233 and Math 111 or Math 243 may be taken in summer term, but must be completed by the end of summer term.

Transcripts: Please DO NOT send college transcripts to the Dental Hygiene Department. All transcripts must be sent to the Oregon Tech Registrar’s Office. To have your application evaluated, transcripts with completed pre-dental hygiene course grades must be sent at the end of Winter Term. Note: If taking pre-dental hygiene courses in Spring and/or Summer Term, transcripts with grades must also be sent at the end of each of these terms.

Step 3: Interview Day, Friday, April 15, 2022 for both Klamath Falls and Salem campuses (by invitation only)

Consideration for Interview Day invitations will be based on:

  • Oregon Tech General Admissions
  • Program Application submitted by March 31st
  • DH Application fee paid by March 31st
  • Grade earned in Dental Hygiene 100
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Dental Hygiene Acceptance for Fall 2022 criteria:

  • Overall pre-requisite GPA
  • Science & Math pre-requisite courses GPA 
  • Overall transcript review (such as but not limited to: the number of prerequisite courses completed at the time of application, completion of courses beyond pre-requisites, course repeats)

Additional consideration:

  • Students who have completed at least 50% of pre-requisite courses through Oregon Tech or Chemeketa Community College  

Final acceptance of selected students is contingent upon the following:

  • Successful completion (C or better) of all prerequisite courses in progress at the time of application by June 15, 2022. This includes DHE 100. The only exception is BIO 233 and Math 111 or 243 which must be completed by the end of summer term.
  • Successful completion of passing background check and drug test.  
  • Providing proof of all required immunizations:
    • Instructions for verification will be provided to students in the dental hygiene program welcome packet.
    • Oregon Tech complies with vaccination requirements as outlined for Health Care Workers by the Oregon Health Authority and is subject to change.


Current dental hygienists can apply directly to the Online Degree Completion program using the Undergraduate Online Transfer application.

For questions regarding the submission of application material, please contact Darlene Swigart.
Darlene Swigart
Assistant Professor

Semon Hall #212