Palomar College Dental Assisting

Registered Dental Assisting Program

Application & Deadlines

How to Apply?

Program Minimum Requirements

  1. Minimum of 18 years old
  2. High school graduate, GED, or college degree ( proof is required with application)
  3. Attend a RDA Orientation (See orientation schedule on the Orientations tab above)
  4. Enroll as Palomar College student
  5. *Pass prerequisite classes, DA 50 & DA 57, with a ‘C’ or better  (Applications of students attending prerequisite courses will be accepted) 
  6. *Pass or show eligibility for English 50, 100 or ESL 103 with a ‘C’ or better
  7. *Minimum GPA of 2.0
  8. Have excellent hearing, vision and communication skills

Complete application packets require:

  1. Completed Palomar College RDA Application
  2. Proof of High School Diploma, GED or  College Degree
  3. All College Transcripts (other than Palomar College)

*Program requirements may change starting for Fall 2018 applicants due to CODA, ADA or DANB accreditation requirements.                         Changes will be posted as soon as possible.

RDA APPLICATION PACKETS  FOR A SPACE IN  THE FALL 2017 PROGRAM WILL BE ACCEPTED April 13th-April 20th 2017     

RDA APPLICATIONS FOR A SPACE IN THE FALL 2018 PROGRAM WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE SPRING 2018 SEMESTER. DATES TO BE DETERMINED                                      

Completed application packets are only accepted by postal or campus mail addressed to:

Palomar College – Dental Assisting 1140 W Mission Rd San Marcos, CA 92069

Applications received early will be returned

If offered a space in the Dental Assisting Program, applicants will be required to:

  1. Complete and return medical, immunization, dental and vision forms
  2. Get CPR-BLS for healthcare providers certification

Then, official acceptance to the program will be determined and you can enroll ito the RDA classes!