Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
To be taken in Summer semester prior to Semester I
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 68 college-level hours, of which 60 will transfer and apply, as 3 SCH of Additional Communication (90) Core, 3 SCH of Additional LPC (90) Core and 2 SCH of EDUC 1300 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards the University of Texas Health San Antonio baccalaureate degree in Dental Hygiene.
Note: University of Texas Health San Antonio accepts a maximum of 66 hours towards a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.
Note: University of Texas Health San Antonio requires that all transfer courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Note: University of Texas Health San Antonio applicants must meet all qualifications and submit all required information by December 31. Transcripts containing fall courses must be submitted by Jan 15. Up to 6 credit hours may be in progress during the spring semester prior to admittance but must be completed and transcripts submitted by June 1.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete.
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
Special Department Admissions Requirements at University of Texas Health San Antonio for Dental Hygiene
The Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree completion may be considered by applicants who are already Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH). This program will allow you to complete a Bachelor of Science degree online. In addition to the academic admission requirements, non-academic factors may be considered when selecting students for admission.
Required prerequisite program/courses:
1. An active license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in good standing
2. Graduation from an ADA/CODA-accredited dental hygiene program in the U.S. or Canada. (All credits earned in the entry hygiene program will be accepted toward BS requirements)
3. A grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 for all college courses taken
4. Completion of the Texas Core Curriculum requirements (42 hours)
5. Completion of 18 hours Program Prerequisites
6. All course requirements for entry into the program are listed at: http://www.uthscsa.edu/academics/dental/dental-hygiene-program-admissions-prerequisite-course-list
7. Applicants outside of Texas MUST reside in a participating National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements NC-SARA state to be accepted into our program. To see if your state participates and get more information, please visit NC-SARA website.
The Texas Core Curriculum and 18 hours of program prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the year you are entering. For further information see the Texas General Education Core Web Center. Applicants are encouraged to seek advisement from the program director or college counselor.
Application: Applicants must meet all qualifications and submit all required information by December 31. Transcripts containing fall courses must be submitted to DHCAS by Jan 15. Up to 6 credit hours may be in progress during the spring semester prior to admittance but must be completed and transcripts submitted by June 1.
Additional University of Texas Health San Antonio Advising Notes
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to the University of Texas Health San Antonio, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at https://students.uthscsa.edu/registrar/.
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the University of Texas Health San Antonio requirements for this degree plan from the University of Texas Health San Antonio’s Undergraduate Catalog.
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at the University of Texas Health San Antonio as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with the University of Texas Health San Antonio
This Transfer Advising Guide represents the University of Texas Health San Antonio degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to the University of Texas Health San Antonio. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review the University of Texas Health San Antonio’s degree requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are the University of Texas Health San Antonio’s degree course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon the University of Texas Health San Antonio’s Undergraduate Catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on September 4, 2019