Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene admissions/selection procedures are reviewed on a yearly basis. For the most current information regarding the application process; check the revision date on the application packet, the Web Page or call the Dental Hygiene Department.

Application Process: Complete the online application, download additional application forms and send $25.00 with the appropriate forms to apply to the dental hygiene program by the first Friday in February.
Application fees are non-refundable.

Applications​​​ need to be submitted by the first Friday in February.
Review of applications begins the first Friday in February.

Applicants MUST apply to the YVC Dental Hygiene Program via the Web Page site at YVC "Dental Hygiene Application" page by typing in personal and educational history in the spaces provided, and sending it to the program via the Internet. The information automatically transmits into a database, which simplifies the application process for the program.

Website: www.yvcc.edu/dentalhygiene

Please send the following completed forms (applicable forms can be downloaded from the website) to the dental hygiene department in one envelope to simplify processing procedures:

  • Prerequisite Course Plan Form
  • Dental Work Experience Verification Form(s)
  • Dental Observation Form
  • Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT) (Required)
  • Second Language Verification Form (ALTA only) (optional)
  • Winter Quarter Registration Form
  • Disclosure of Academic Performance
  • Personal Data Form
  • Official College Transcripts (2 copies) or copy of transcript request form in the event transcripts are sent directly to YVCC
  • Official high school or GED transcripts
  • YVCC College Application with a separate check for $30 check payable to YVCC
  • Other documentation to support the application

Applicants must complete the Health Sciences​ Reasoning Test.  Contact Adilene​ Chavez at (509) 574-4916 to register for the test. ($15 testing fee required) 

Upon request, the YVC Dental Hygiene department will forward HSRT results to other Dental Hygiene programs at no additional charge.  

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that complete and up-to-date transcripts are on file in the Dental Hygiene department.

Incomplete files will not be processed.

​Attention Applicants with pre-requisites scheduled for winter quarter.

Official confirmation of ​ ​​enrollment for winter quarter ​must accompany application materials or be received in the dental hygiene department by the first Friday in February.​​​​​​ 

​In the event changes are ​​made in winter quarter courses, the Dental Hygiene department must be notified immediately by fax (509) 574-6875 or e-mail achavez@yvcc.edu.​

Applicants must meet all college admissions​ requirements, college policies and procedures.​