Students who have completed non-DEN/DAS prefixed courses (ENG, PSY, SOC, SPC, MTH, BIO) at another institution are eligible to receive advanced standing if those courses are determined to be equivalent to those required by the MCC Dental Studies program. This decision is made by the program faculty and college admissions based on course description(s) and content of the transfer institution’s program. Credit can be awarded only if the student has transferred from an accredited institution. ALL DEN prefixed courses must be taken at MCC.
MCC Transfer Services is committed to helping students successfully transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. Advisement may include selecting courses, exploring colleges, connecting with 4-year college representatives, and completing college applications. We encourage students to begin planning for transfer early in their academic career, preferably as soon as their first semester. Transfer services also coordinates college dual admission 2+2 programs which are guaranteed transfer programs with 17 partnership colleges. Students admitted to 2+2 programs will, upon successful completion of the requirements, earn an MCC Associate’s degree and transfer to the partner college with full junior-year status.
In addition, the dental studies program has multiple articulation agreements in which all dental hygiene (DEN) courses will be accepted towards a baccalaureate degree. Examples of non-dental potential transfer courses are: ENG 101, PSY 101, SOC 101, SPC 141/144, MTH 150, BIO 134/135 or BIO 144/145, BIO 202, BIO 217, and PE.
Entering Dental Hygiene After Dental Assisting
Students who are considering entering the Dental Hygiene program after the MCC Dental Assisting program must receive grades of “C” or better in courses prefixed DEN for the courses to be accepted in the Dental Hygiene program.
- Students who have previously completed MCC’s Dental Assisting Rapid Track (DART) program or on campus Dental Assisting (DA01) program will be awarded one (1) additional point.
- Applicants who provide proof of current NYS Licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant will earn one (1) additional point. A copy of the NYS license must be on file with the Admissions Office by the application deadline.
- Applicants who are NYS Licensed Registered Dental Assistants may have the opportunity to earn an additional two (2) points for Dental Hygiene selection based on employment. The applicant’s supervising dentist will need to write a notarized letter, indicating that the applicant has worked a minimum of 1000 hours as a NYS Licensed Registered Dental Assistant within the past three years. The notarized letter must be submitted to the Admissions Office by the application deadline.