Go to LWTech.edu/apply and apply for general admission to the college (this is different than admission to Dental Hygiene). We will email you a Student ID (SID) number in 2-3 business days. It is free to get your SID.
No. If you have taken all the prerequisites, you can complete the Dental Hygiene BAS online application and submit it by the deadline. Students are strongly recommended to review all materials on both the Dental Hygiene and Dental Advising Webpages.
Email addresses are usually in the format firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you have a common name it may different; we encourage you to check with Enrollment Services at (425) 739-8100.
The application will close on the published deadline no earlier than 10 p.m.
There is no limit to how many times a student can apply to the program.
Please email email@example.com if you have questions about why you were not admitted. Admission staff can review your points to see if there may be an area where you can improve your score. On average we receive 100 applications and only have space for 30 students. Unfortunately, you can be a great candidate, but still not get in.
It will be a mix of morning and afternoon hours. This is considered a full-time program and you may find it difficult to work while enrolled in the program.
Please email Selective Admissions and let us know the status of your recommendations. Not following recommendation instructions will cause your application to be considered incomplete.
There is not a waitlist. If you don’t get in, you may try again the following year, but you must resubmit the online application again. Please check for any updates on the Dental Hygiene web page. In the rare situation when an accepted student decides not to attend, we will contact the applicant with the next highest points to offer them a space in the program.
$115 (subject to change) if you take it at LWTech
Go to Assessment Center web page and fill out the web form to schedule your TEAS test. The test takes approximately 3.5 hours and cost $115 (subject to change).
Yes, you can take it at other colleges/testing centers that offer it; they may charge a similar amount for the test or more. You will also need to pay a fee (approximately $27) to have the results transferred to LWTech so we can access your scores. Go to the ATI site and order your TEAS transcript so it will be sent to LWTech.
Please submit your highest TEAS score that is no older than 2 years from the application deadline.
There is no requirement or timeframe for retaking your TEAS test at LWTech. Please submit your highest TEAS score that is no older than 2 years from the application deadline.
“Lake WA Institute of Technology TEAS Applicants” is the correct option.
Contact to check with Enrollment Services to make sure your transcripts have arrived. You can call at (425) 739-8100.
We accept transfer classes from regionally accredited Institutions within the United States or from institutions outside of the U.S. if you have international transcripts translated and assessed by an international credential evaluation agency. You can find more information about transferring classes to LWTech on our website.
Advisors cannot guarantee that a course from another institution will count towards the pre-requisites for a competitive admission program.
ALL students must submit an official transcript to the college for evaluation to receive official confirmation that the course they are transferring in meets the requirements.
Evaluation results will be available 2-4 weeks after the receipt of official transcripts. The total number of credits transferred in and the institution from which the credits were transferred will be posted to your LWTech transcript.
Please report the highest grade on your application.
Yes, if you supplied both, we will email you at both addresses.
You can submit your application first and send your transcript as soon as possible afterward. Selective Admissions will evaluate what you have, but they will not call you or follow up with you about your transcript. All transcripts must be received by the application deadline to be considered.
You must contact each separate college and request the official transcripts. Do not rely on one college to send them all. They only send the transcript from that individual college.
Science courses have a 7 year time limit from the application deadline. Non-science courses do not have a time limit.
How to get a Student ID#, Student Email, and general information about the college: email Admission.Coach@lwtech.edu.
For questions about class equivalencies, unofficial transcript review, and taking prerequisites: you are strongly encouraged to review the Dental Advising webpage in depth and to watch the recorded information session. If you have additional questions, you may email Advising@lwtech.edu or attend drop-in advising hours posted on the advising webpage.
For specific questions about the Dental Hygiene application itself, the results, and questions about re-applying for the program: email Selective.Admission@lwtech.edu.
For the Summer 2022 cohort, the selection criteria are:
40 Pts Cumulative GPA from classes:
Multiply your required prerequisite course cumulative GPA by 10 to determine points.
0 Pts RDH Observations
30 Pts TEAS test (less than 2 years old)
*Optional* 5 Pts 1000 hours 4 handed Chairside Dental Assisting
Total Points in Stage 1: 75 Points
Top 75 applicants from stage 1 by invitation only
Up to 25 Pts: Onsite Essay
Total Possible Points: 100 Points
The top 30 applicants with the highest score out of 100 points invited for admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program
Additionally, applicants must have the following completed by the end of winter quarter preceding the start of the Dental Hygiene program with a B-/2.5 or higher.
These courses are not tabulated in the cumulative GPA scoring.
The minimum application requirement is "meet or exceed a 2.5/B- in the following pre-requisite courses prior to application." However, past cohort statistics for those admitted to the program are an average GPA of 3.8 or higher in the pre-requisite coursework.
Yes! Courses not required for admission but are required by the start of the Dental Hygiene program.
Meet or exceed a 2.5/B- in the following courses by end of spring quarter preceding start of Dental Hygiene program:
Please submit the following documents:
Yes. Submit two copies of the Hepatitis B vaccination series; complete the first 2 of 3 (one month apart) by the application deadline. If you get selected, the third must be completed six months later. Or submit a current titer from a doctor or clinic. If you have questions about your results, please contact the clinic where you have taken the vaccinations.
If your transcripts are coming electronically, please have the college send your official e-transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to send us a hard copy, have the college send your official transcript to Lake Washington Institute of Technology at:
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Attn: Selective Admissions (W201)
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
The Dental Hygiene program is looking for a Humanities class with diversity content. If your class does not obviously fall under an intercultural or multicultural course title, you can check if you have done any of the classes below or send an email to Selective Admissions at email@example.com.
These courses can fulfill the diversity requirement:
To be eligible for employment, graduates must also take and pass the National Board Examination and the Washington clinical licensing examination.
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