Dental Assistant Program Application | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Dental Assistant Program Admission

Admission into NWACC's dental assistant program entails a number of requirements and recommendations. Please read all information before submitting an application.

Important Information:

  • View the all the admissions information listed below before applying. 
  • You will need to apply to be an NWACC student before completing the dental assistant application. If you have not applied to be a student yet, please see "How to Applybelow.

  • Application period is open April 1 - August 15. All application materials must be received on the designated deadline date and time. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then it will be the following business day.

  • The dental assistant program qualifies for Arkansas and Federal student aid, however, it does not qualify for the Academic Challenge Scholarship (Lottery Scholarship) due to program being a technical certificate. Discuss your individual situation with the Financial Aid Office. Apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible for priority processing.

Application Period

Fall semester: April 1st - August 15th 

All materials must be received by the Dental Director on August 15th at 3:00 p.m. Dental Assistant applications are submitted by Dropbox. Directions are provided on the application. Please follow all directions carefully.

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Note: Students who will be attending clinical rotations while enrolled in a professional program at the Center for Health Professions will be required to have a drug screen performed, either prior to admission, or prior to attending clinical rotations. Students who test positive for drugs (including medical marijuana) will be denied access to the clinical rotations and will consequently be either denied acceptance into the professional program or dismissed from the professional program.