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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– Copies of HS diploma are accepted)
  3. Attend an RDA Orientation (See orientation schedule on the Orientations tab above)
  4. Enroll as Palomar College student
  5. *Complete prerequisite classes, DA 50 & DA 57, with a ‘C’ or better  (Applications of students attending prerequisite courses will be accepted) 
  6. *Complete or show eligibility for English 50, 100 or ESL 103 with a ‘C’ or better
  7. *Minimum GPA of 2.0 ( 2.5 for 2019 Applicants)
  8. Have excellent hearing, vision and communication skills

Complete application packets require:

  1. Completed Palomar College RDA Application (both sides)
  2. Proof of High School Diploma, GED or  College Degree This is a requirement of  our programs Accreditation and the ADA.
  3. All College Transcripts (other than Palomar College) Official transcripts are required!

*Program requirements may change starting for Fall 2019 applicants due to accreditation requirements. Changes will be posted as soon as possible.

Possible new requirements:

  • English 100 passed before starting the RDA program
  • SPCH 100 or SPCH 115 passed before starting the RDA Program

2018 RDA APPLICATION PACKETS FOR A SPACE IN THE FALL 2018 PROGRAM WERE ACCEPTED  April 13- 20, 2018    

2019 RDA Application for a space in the 2019 Program dates: TBD

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

The campus mail box is located int he A building across from the cashiers.

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 in the RDA classes!