BSDH (completion)

Application Process and Procedures for BSDH (Degree Completion)

All students in the BSDH completion program will matriculate as regularly admitted IU South Bend students and will meet the general standards for admission applied by IU South Bend Office of Admissions. Courses from accredited schools can be transferred in and applied to the BSDH Degree Completion.

Students who have attended IU previously must obtain a Returning Student Form from the Registrar's office or the Dental Hygiene Program advisor.

Applicants must submit all college transcripts. Any non-IU applicants must submit an official credit transfer report to IU South Bend. This requires official transcripts from the degree granting institution. These must be sent to to IU South Bend Office of Admissions for evaluation. IU students may submit unofficial transcripts to the Dental Hygiene Program.

All applicants must submit an application for admission to the BSDH completion program. To begin in the fall semester, applications must be received by August 1st. To begin in the spring semester, applications are due by November 1st. For Summer Session I or II, applications are due by March 1st.

The Dental Hygiene Program at Indiana University South Bend will participate in the ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (DHCAS) for applicants applying to the degree completion program. Entry-level program applicants should submit applications directly to the IUSB Dental Hygiene Program. If you have earned an Associate's degree in dental hygiene and are interested in the Bachelor's degree completion program, you will apply online using the DHCAS application in addition to submitting the required materials listed at each link on the left. To learn more about the DHCAS application process, visit

Any applicants who have not graduated from IU South Bend Dental Hygiene Program must submit two letters of recommendation from faculty or licensed dental professionals. This must be submitted with the program application.

Applicants who meet admission and application requirements wil be notified of their acceptance no more than two weeks following the application deadline. Upon acceptance students must schedule and meet with the program advisor to determine a plan of study.

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