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Dental Hygiene Admissions

Dental Hygiene Admissions Requirements

 Application Procedures

Lincoln Memorial University operates on a semester system with terms beginning in August, January, and May. Actual class start dates throughout the academic year are available in the Admissions Department.

The Dental Hygiene program will begin each August, with the application deadline of March 15 each year.

The dental hygiene program has 16-week semesters for fall and spring, with summer consisting of 10-week.

Applications for undergraduate general admissions for programs offered at all locations can be completed at this location. If you are having problems applying, see the application process.

**General admission to Lincoln Memorial University does not guarantee admission into the LMU-CDM Dental Hygiene program.**



Tuition and Fees

Dental Hygiene Program (DH YEAR ONE BREAKDOWN)

Enrollment cap: 30 Students


Tuition: $12,360 per semester

Student Activity Fee: $150

Instruments, Loupes, and Supplies: $5200

Comprehensive Fee – Knoxville: $310

Textbooks: $1650

Background Check, Drug Screening, and Vaccination Recording: $125

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: $75

Uniforms – Scrubs and Shoes: $275

One-time Acceptance/Matriculation Fee: $1250.00

*Mandatory Student Insurance Fee: $3,175/per year

*Students who have comparable insurance coverage may apply online for a fee waiver.


A complete breakdown of DH1-DH2 tuition and fees.

Student Right To Know

To comply with federal regulations regarding the reporting of completion/graduation and transfer-out, Lincoln Memorial University annually prepares information regarding the completion/graduation rates within 150% of the normal tie to complete the program and the transfer-out rates of full-time, first-time students enrolled at the institution in the fall quarter who are pursuing a certificate and degree programs at the institution. You may review this information in the Consumer Information section of the Lincoln Memorial University website.


Admissions Requirements by Pathway of Entry

Direct Freshman Entry

This pathway is appropriate for high school seniors applying to LMU who would like to complete their Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 3.0 years via the ASDH degree path. These students must meet the following criteria for undergraduate admissions:

Required Entrance Test(s):

For high school seniors, either the ACT or SAT to determine eligibility to take biology and chemistry courses. Students applying to the DHP must possess a cumulative high school GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Minimum Score on Required Entrance Test(s): ACT of 22+

Students Must Satisfy the Following Requirements for Guaranteed Admissions:

High School Seniors:

Minimum GPA for each Required Course: A C+ is a minimum grade needed for all required courses. Required Technical Standards and Competencies for Program Admission:

Direct Entry to the Dental Hygiene Program (DHP)