Pearl River Community College

Admission Point Scale

Points ACT Composite Score High School GPA *based on a 4 point scale
10 27+ 4.0
9 26 3.8-3.99
8 25 3.6-3.79
7 24 3.4-3.59
6 23 3.2-3.49
5 22 3.0-3.19
4 21 2.8-2.99
3 20 2.6-2.79
2 19 2.3-2.59
1 18 2.0-2.29
0 17 Below 2.0

Students with College Credits for the following program courses can earn additional points.

  • A = 3 pts.
  • B = 2 pts.
  • C = 1 pts.
  • Below C = 0 pt.
English Composition I Public Speaking
General Psychology College Algebra
Fine Arts Elective General Biology I
Nutrition

8 Observation Hours are required. 1 point will be given for 8 hours. 2 points given for additional hours.

32 applicants with the most points will be offered an interview. At the interview, 12 additional points may be awarded based on:

  1. Knowledge of the dental field and role of the dental assistant
  2. Interest in becoming a dental assistant
  3. Verbal and nonverbal communication skills

Applicants will be interviewed together, 2 or 3 at a time. The same question will be asked of each, in random order.

There are 16 students accepted each year for the Dental Assisting Program. The applicants with the highest number of points will be offered a place in the upcoming class. 4 additional students will be accepted as alternates (in point ranking), in case any of those accepted decline their acceptance.