Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions FAQs

Who can provide me with information about admission into the program?

The Health Sciences Admissions office handles all admissions correspondence. Please visit Health Sciences Admissions for more information or call 919-747-0402 to reach an admissions counselor.

Are letters of recommendation required for admission? Is an admissions interview necessary?

No. Letters of recommendation and interviews are neither required nor considered in the admissions process. Admissions criteria are based on objective rather than subjective data.

Are courses transferred from another college accepted as transfer credit into Dental Hygiene?

Once a student is accepted into the Dental Hygiene program, transcripts are reviewed by Health Sciences Admissions to determine transfer credit. Only courses completed at a regionally-accredited institution within the U.S., in which the student has earned a grade of “C” or better, are eligible for credit. Following the review, the student is notified of coursework that may need to be completed.

How do I change my curriculum code to Dental Hygiene?

The first step is to attend an information session on Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting. You may then schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor to make the change.

As a graduate of Wake Tech’s DA program, am I required to send my high school transcripts?

Generally, no. Transcripts are stored on microfiche in the Admissions office; however, double check with Admissions to be certain.

Does Wake Tech have a waiting list for the Dental Hygiene Program?

No. Students not admitted to a program must reapply the following year and compete for a slot in the program with a new pool of applicants.

Admissions Statistics

  Class Entering August 2015 Class Entering August 2016 Class Entering August 2017 Class Entering August 2018 Class Entering August 2019
Applicants who met minimum criteria 132 122 123 108 119
Applicants offered admission 27 27 27 30 27
Applicants accepted and enrolled 25 25 24 24 24
Admissions Points Earned Range
133-148
Range
139-160
Range
145-161
Range
142-160
Range
148-157