Dental Assisting Selective Admission Process | WKCTC

Dental Assisting Selective Admission Process

Each applicant must submit the following credentials by April 1 in order to be considered by the committee for fall semester admission of the same year. Admission is based upon a point system that is designed to objectively evaluate applicants. Applicants with the highest total points will be admitted to the program.

Send an email request to Program Coordinator, Mrs. Allison Hopkins to request your Application Packet at  

Submit verification of attendance at a Pre-Admission Conference. The pre-admission conferences are scheduled each month from September to March (December excluded) at 3:30pm CST in the WKCTC Anderson Technical Building Room 238:

  • Dates for 2023-2024:

    September 20, 2023
    October 18, 2023
    November 15, 2023
    January 17, 2024
    February 14, 2024
    March 13, 2024

If you are unable to physically attend one of the scheduled pre-admission conferences, please contact:
Allison Hopkins
At (270) 534-3382 or

Number of students accepted: 12

Verification of attendance at a pre-admission conference must be on file. Pre-admission conferences are offered the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September to March (excluding December). If you are unable to attend a pre-admission conference, you may contact the program coordinator to schedule a conference.

Admission to the program is accomplished through a selective admissions points process. The Admissions Committee determines academic eligibility and ranks the applicants based on the criteria.

ACT Score Point System
ACT  Scores Points
30 30
29 29
28 28
27 27
26 26
25 25
24 24
23 23
22 22
21 21
20 20
19 19

Cumulative GPA in 10 or more college credit hours of all postsecondary education from an accredited institution with a 2.0 or higher

GPA Point System
GPA Points
2.0-2.24* 5
2.25-2.49 9
2.50-2.74 13
2.75-2.99 17
3.0-3.24 24
3.25-3.49 32
3.50-3.74 40
3.75-4.0 48

*Students with less than a 2.0 GPA cannot be admitted into the program


BIO 135 Course Point System
Grade Points
A 5
B 3
C 1
BIO 137 and BIO 139* Course Point System
Grade Points
A 5
B 3
C 1

*For BIO 137 and BIO 139 path, points will only be awarded if both classes are complete prior to application deadline.

1 Point will be awarded to applicants who are residents of KY or WKCTC's service area.


  • Pre-requisite courses (with a grade of C or better): BIO 135 Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (recommended) OR BIO 137 Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 139 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Proof of digital literacy as defined by the following link:
  • General Education Requirement: One course from Written/Oral Communications/Humanities, or Heritage
  • You must attend a pre-admission conference.

Only final course grades in classes completed by the April 1 deadline will be used in calculating selective admission points. It is possible to be accepted to the program without completion of the pre-requisite courses listed above; however, admittance to first-semester dental courses would be contingent on completion of pre-requisite requirements prior to the first day of dental assisting courses.