Apply to the Dental Hygiene program

Admission to the Dental Hygiene program requires a separate application to be submitted. The application period is from November 1 to January 31.
When applying, all of the steps below are required to be completed successfully. Please review and familiarized yourself with the steps.

Step 1 - Apply to Chabot College

Apply online for admission to Chabot College.


Step 2 - Talk with a Counselor and Complete Prerequisites

All prerequisites must be completed to apply. 

Prerequisites for Dental Hygiene:

  • ANATOMY 1 : “Human Anatomy “
  • PHYSIOLOGY 1 :  “Human Physiology “
  • MICROBIOLOGY 1:  “Microbiology”
  • CHEMISTRY 30A:  “Introductory and Applied Chemistry I”
  • CHEMISTRY 30B:  “Introductory and Applied Chemistry II
  • ENGLISH 1A: “Critical Reading and Composition””
  • SOCIOLOGY 1: “Principles of Sociology”
  • PSYCHOLOGY 1: “General Psychology”
  • COMMUNICATIONS 1 or 10”  “Fundamentals of Speech Communication” or “Interpersonal Communication”

Additional important information regarding Dental Hygiene prerequisites: 

  1. See the Equivalency Chart if you have taken comparable courses from US Regionally accredited colleges/universities other than Chabot College. If your college does not appear, you will need to see a Counselor for assistance.
  2. Transcripts from other countries will need to be evaluated by an independent transcript evaluation service. There is no guarantee these courses will be used for our program.
  3. One semester/quarter term of Anatomy/Physiology is not accepted.
  4. A grade of C” or higher is required for each prerequisite.
  5. Science prerequisites need to be 4-5 semester units with a lab. On-line labs are not acceptable.
  6. Prerequisite courses must be completed by the Fall prior to the year of application. In progress grades are not accepted.
  7. It is Strongly advised you see a General Counselor to assist you with Dental Hygiene education  

You may have taken prerequisite courses at other colleges and it can be difficult to tell which courses are equivalent to ours. Therefore, if you are interested in applying to our program, contact a counselor as soon as possible to assure all the prerequisites are met. 

The following references can be used to check if you have completed the prerequites. 

Chabot College also offers First Year Experience (FYE) programs that you may be qualified for.
Speak with a counselor to see if this is right for you.


Step 3 - Submit application to the Dental Hygiene program

Application period is from November 1st to January 31st of each year.

Please review or complete all of the following documents carefully.

  1. Find your Student ID (W#) and zonemail (student email address)
  2. Application Process & Procedures
  3. Fall 2020 Dental Hygiene Program Checklist
  4. Dental Hygiene Program Application Instructions
  5. Point Assignment
  6. Selection Procedures, Notification Timeline, and Policies on Infectious Disease Status and Infection Control
  7. Dental Hygiene Program FAQ

Applicants are responsible for:

  • Sending ALL college transcripts and required documents to Chabot College Admissions and Records, and postmarked no later than January 31.
  • Requesting a preliminary transcript evaluation with Chabot College Counseling Services.


The Dental Hygiene program does not maintain a waitlist.
If an applicant is not accepted into the program, the applicant must re-apply for the next application period.