Online Application

General Guidelines  |  Application Instructions   |  Notes and Reminders  | Check Application Status

Please read all instructions below before completing your on-line application. We suggest that you reserve about 30 minutes to complete this application.  You will create a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Password.  Your PIN and Password enable you to return to your application as many times as you wish before your final submission to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. So please make special note of this information.

You may also check the status and progress of your application on-line by logging back into SURFs from the ‘Check Application Status’ link above.  Make sure you use the same PIN and password each time you log-in.

All of your information is transmitted through a secure server and is kept fully confidential.  Your application information and supplemental materials are reviewed by the Committee on Dental Hygiene Recruitment and Admissions for the following: completeness of application, performance in previous academic programs, the corresponding quality of those programs, Dental Hygiene GPA, science and non-science GPA, overall GPA, overall academic record (including repeats, failures, withdrawals, etc.), interest in enhanced dental hygiene education, written and verbal communication skills, prior dental hygiene work experience, professional demeanor, professional involvement, the ability to interact with others, interest in and knowledge of the dental hygiene profession, quality of written pre-interview short answer responses and service to the community.

General Guidelines

Before completing the on-line application, please review the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program admissions requirements and guidelines.

Instructions for Applying On-Line
  • Once you log into the on-line application following the instructions provided by the "First Time Applicants Click Here" link, you will first select an 'Application Term' and an 'Applicant Type' from the drop-down menus; the 'Applicant Type' is the program to which you are applying.
  • Follow the on-line instructions for completing the application in its entirety paying special attention the required items; be sure to complete each section of the application under the 'Application Checklist'
  • Select DHYG Degree Completion (BS)
Final Notes and Reminders about the On-Line Application

You may stop and save your work to continue at a later time while completing the on-line application.  Please note, however, your application will not be reviewed or considered until it is submitted successfully, and all supplemental materials are received.

Before you click the ‘Submit’ button of your on-line application print each page for your records.


NOTE:  While you may check the status and progress of your application on-line by logging back into SURFs, you may not make further modifications (changes, additions, etc.) to it on-line once it has been electronically submitted.  Any corrected or additional information must be sent to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Office of Admissions by postal mail or email at  Please do not attempt to update your application by re-submitting it again.