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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 2.5
  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 Accreditation and the ADA.
  3. All College Transcripts (other than Palomar College) Official transcripts are required!


 RDA Application Packets  for a space in the 2020 Program will be accepted  April 29- May 15, 2020

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!