Dental Assisting Admission Process
High School Completion
Certify you are a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency diploma. All documents must be submitted to the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Admission office.
All students must complete a reading placement assessment prior to being accepted. Requirements may be satisfied be college or high school coursework, or completing one of the following placement test: ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, HiSET. Students should submit their high school or official college transcript as assessment results to the Admissions Office for consideration of an assessment waiver. The placement assessments must have occurred within three years of your application date. Dental Assisting applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements for reading placement:
High School Transcripts
- High School Cumulative GPA 2.75
- or Higher and Completion of Junior Level English
- Writing Score: 6+
- OR Reading Score: 70+
- Writing Score: 480 +
- Or Reading Score: 520 +
- Or Essay Score: 15 +
- English Score: 18+
- Or Reading Score: 21
- Writing Score: 15 +
- Or Writing and Reading Score: 30 +
- Or Writing, Reading, Social Studies and Science Score: 60 +
- Or Overall Score: 75+
- Or Essay Score: 4+
Admission Application for Dental Assisting
All student must complete an application specific to the Dental Assisting Program provided in the admission packet and submit it to the Dental Assisting Program Director.
Barb Nichol, Director
Dental Assisting Program
All students must attend a pre-admission session in which an overview of the program requirements, course sequence, application for licensure/registration, the Iowa Dental Board criminal history policy, and overview of the Iowa Core Performance Standards.
Students will be admitted to the Dental Assisting program in the order in which all admission criteria are completed. The following statuses will assigned:
Regret students have submitted an application to the Dental Assisting program but have not completed one or more of the admission requirements outlined above. Students with a regret status are not ranked on the waitlist and will need to re-submit and a Dental Assisting application once admission requirements have been completed.
Waitlist students have all the admission requirements completed and are waiting for acceptance into the Dental Assisting program. A waiting list is necessary due to limited capacity for program enrollment. Students are ranked on the waiting list based on the date they complete all admission requirements.
The Dental Assisting program begins in the fall and spring semesters. Students at the top of the waiting list are offered acceptance into the program and are required to respond by the stated deadline to avoid cancellation of their application. Students who refuse an acceptance offer will be asked to reapply.
The following requirements must be satisfied prior to the second week of the first semester of the Dental Assisting program. A student who does not satisfy the program requirements will not be allowed to complete laboratory and clinical components and may be required to withdrawal from the program.
- Complete the American Heart Association Health Care Provider (BLS) CPR or American
Red Cross CPR for the Healthcare Provider certification.
Student Health and Background Screening
- Health Physical and Immunization
- Hepatitis B or declination
- QuantiFERON gold testing annually for TB
- Seasonal Influenza annually
- Certified Criminal, dependent adult and child abuse background screening
- Annual proof of health insurance coverage
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.