Freshman Dental Hygiene Guarantee Program

The Freshman Dental Hygiene Guarantee Program is an invitation only program that identifies students during freshman admission to the University of Minnesota for guaranteed entry into the School of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene program. 

Students admitted to the Freshman Dental Hygiene Guarantee Program will spend their first year in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) for prerequisite coursework and begin the Dental Hygiene Program the following year. Students who complete the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

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Freshman Dental Hygiene Guarantee Program Selection Process

To be considered for an invitation to apply to the Freshman Dental Hygiene Guarantee Program, students must submit and complete their application to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (via the Common App or our Golden Gopher Application), and indicate their program of interest as Dental Hygiene Premajor. Applications must be completed by the Regular Decision Deadline on January 1. 

Students invited to apply for the Freshman Dental Hygiene Guarantee Program must submit a supplemental application to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry's Office of Admissions by February 15. Applicants will be notified of their admission decision by March 15.