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Dental Assisting

Limited Access Application Information

Please read Application Checklist below, and don't forget to attend one of our Information Sessions!

Application Deadline: July 2, 2019

Fall classes start August 2019

What is a Limited Access Program?

A Limited Access program is one where both program admission and registration in program classes are restricted to a certain number of students meeting pre-determined criteria.

Any student meeting minimum program application requirements is encouraged to apply to the Dental Assisting program. The Dental Assisting program accepts between 20-25 students each fall term; not all applicants will be accepted. Final selection will be based on the applicant pool.

Application Checklist

Your application will not be complete unless you:

  • Submit the one-page Dental Assisting Limited Access Application. Must be received by Admissions Office no later than the application deadline date of July 2. (Download, print and read this document.)

  • Submit the online College application if you are a first-time Palm Beach State student.

  • Arrange for the submission of official transcripts from your high school, GED or validated foreign equivalent, as well as college transcript(s), if applicable.

  • Arrange to take the Test of Adult Basic Education. (TABE is not required for admission, but must be taken before classes begin, unless exception criteria are met.)

After submitting your application
To monitor your Limited Access Program Application Status:

  1. Go to
  2. Log on using your Palm Beach State student ID number and pin.
  3. This takes you to your student Panther Web page.
  4. Click on "Limited Access Application status."

Applicants who are selected will be notified approximately two weeks after the deadline date. If an applicant is selected and does not complete the registration process, the applicant must reapply and is not guaranteed acceptance in any subsequent selection process.

The provisional acceptance notice will include:

  1. Registration information
  2. Medical exam form
  3. Criminal Background form - includes Social Security number verification
  4. Controlled Substances and Alcohol screening forms
  5. Date of Mandatory Orientation

After admission, the above documentation must be on file with the Dental Health Services Coordinator's Office.

Students are required to obtain a criminal background check and controlled substance and alcohol screenings (at their own expense) prior to the start of class. Failure to provide such documentation will result in termination of application.

* Please Note: the Dental Assisting Limited Access Application contains (download, print and read!):

  • Full details on entry requirements and steps for meeting requirements
  • Instructions on completing necessary applications for both the College and program
  • Review of selection process
  • The one-page Dental Assisting program application (last page of document); online College application must also be completed for first-time students.

All students meeting minimum program application requirements are encouraged to apply. However, meeting criteria for selection does not guarantee admission and not all applicants will be accepted. Final selection will be based on the applicant pool.

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