ADEA DHCAS® Application Instructions

Standardized Tests

Many dental hygiene programs require applicants to take an entrance or admission exam. Test requirements vary by each program, and information about test requirements can be found on the ADEA DHCAS Search Engine or Program Materials portion of the ADEA DHCAS application.

All test information collected by ADEA DHCAS is self-reported. ADEA DHCAS will not accept official score reports sent by the applicant or testing agency. Please provide information about all tests taken, or planned including:
  • ACT (American College Testing)
  • DAT (Dental Admissions Test)
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
  • HOBET (Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test)
  • HESI (Health Education Systems, Inc.)
  • HSRT (Health Sciences Reasoning Test)
  • MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Collected information includes date the test was taken or the date the applicant plans to take the test, the overall score and sub-section scores. If a program requires a test not listed above, applicants should send official test scores directly to that program. Applicants can continue to add new test entries to test score section after submitting their application; however, they cannot update or delete previous entries