Application Process and Procedures for BSDH (Degree Completion)

All students in the BSDH completion program will matriculate as regularly admitted IU South Bend students and will meet the general standards for admission applied by IU South Bend Office of Admissions. Courses from accredited schools can be transferred in and applied to the BSDH Degree Completion.

Students who have attended IU previously must obtain a Returning Student Form from the Registrar's office or the Dental Hygiene Program advisor.

Applicants must submit all college transcripts. Any non-IU applicants must submit an official credit transfer report to IU South Bend. This requires official transcripts from the degree granting institution. These must be sent to to IU South Bend Office of Admissions for evaluation. IU students may submit unofficial transcripts to the Dental Hygiene Program.

All applicants must submit an application for admission to the BSDH completion program. For Fall Semester start applications must be recieved by August 1st. For Spring Semester start applications are due by November 1st. For Summer Session I or II start applications are due by March 1st.

Please Note: The Dental Hygiene Program at Indiana University South Bend will participate in the ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service, known as DHCAS, beginning in August 2013. Applicants applying to the entry-level or degree completion Dental Hygiene program will apply online using the DHCAS application in addition to the materials needed at each link (listed to the left and details below). To learn more about the DHCAS application process, visit

All applicants must also complete and submit a Degree Completion Worksheet.

Any applicants who have not graudated from IU South Bend Dental Hygiene Program must submit two letters of recommendation from faculty or licensed dental professionals. This must be submitted with the program application.

Applicants who meet admission and application requirements wil be notified of their acceptance no more than two weeks following the application deadline.

Upon acceptance students must schedule and meet with the program advisor to determine a plan of study.

The Degree Completion Program culminates with the H444 Capstone Course which is offered online. It is completed in the final semester and is offered both fall and spring semester.