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Dental Assisting Point System

The Selection Committee is guided by a point system. However, final decisions will be the responsibility of the Selection Committee. The applicant is responsible for providing the documentation necessary to support the point system.

Click a category to see how points may be earned

Points for Specific College Course Work

Each course is worth a maximum of 3 points for a total of 15 possible points. An "A" is worth 3 points. A "B" is worth 2 points. A "C" is worth 1 point. 

College Credit Courses

  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Survey of Anatomy & Physiology
    OR
  • Anatomy & Physiology I AND Anatomy & Physiology II (both include lab)
  • Composition 1
  • Speech
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Intermediate Algebra (or higher)

Important:  Applicants must exit their developmental ed courses (if applicable) in all areas – math, reading & writing – before applying.

Grade Point Average

In order for the college grade point average to be used, at least 12 credit hours of college course work must be completed. If the applicant has not completed 12 college credits, the points awarded for GPA will be based on the applicant's high school GPA or GED scores. Applicants should have at least a 2.0 to apply. Points will be awarded as follows:

CC GPA Points HS GPA / GED Points
 3.5 - 4.0   6 3.5 - 4.0 
300 - 375
3
 3.0 - 3.4 4 3.0 - 3.4 
275 - 299
2
 2.5 - 2.9 2  2.5 - 2.9 
260 - 274
1
 2.0 - 2.4  0 2.0 - 2.4
250 - 259
0

Work/Health Sciences Education Experience

Bonus points for relevant work/education may be earned in only one of the following areas.

Experience Points
Graduate of an Associate Degree Program- AS or AA (or higher) 5
OR  
Graduate of a Health Sciences Program - Two semesters or more in length 4
OR  
One year of FULL-TIME work in a dental office as a dental assistant 3
OR  
Graduate of Viera High School Dental Aide Program 2
OR  
Graduate of a Health Sciences Program - One semester or less in length 1
OR
 
One year of FULL-TIME work in a dental office (no direct patient care) - new for 2022
1

Essay

Submit a one-page, typed essay on the following topic: "Why Do I Want to Become a Dental Assistant?"  Essay will qualify for one point.

Equal Access Policy

Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.