Application Procedure

Students who are not accepted into the program must repeat the application process the following year.

APPLICATION CHECK LIST

A complete application packet includes the following:
  1. It is not necessary to apply to LIT to apply to the Dental Hygiene Program. 
  2. Submit all official, sealed college transcripts for colleges/universities attended. It is not necessary to submit transcripts from courses taken at Lamar Institute of Technology.

    Official transcripts must be sealed and mailed to the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee. See address below. Colleges may send official transcripts to the Dental Hygiene Program or the Department of Allied Health & Sciences Office via email at dentalhygiene@lit.edu.
  3. The completed Dental Hygiene Observation Form must be mailed to the address below or emailed to dentalhygiene@lit.edu.
  4. Documentation of Dental Assisting experience must be mailed to the address below or emailed to dentalhygiene@lit.edu.  Work experience must be documented on the dental office's letterhead and signed by the dentist.
  5. Copy of the Dental Assisting National Board Certification, if applicable, must be current. The certificate must be mailed to the address below or emailed to dentalhygiene@lit.edu.
  6. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. No exceptions. It is the applicant's responsibility to assure that all supporting documents are on file by the deadline.
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FEBRUARY 1ST
Transcripts, Dental Hygiene Observation Form, Dental Assisting experience documentation, and Dental Assisting Certificates can be emailed (dentalhygiene@lit.edu), faxed (409-880-8081), mailed or personally delivered to the following: (Note: if you would like to receive verification that your documents were received by our program, please send them by certified mail)
 
Mailing address Personal Delivery Address
Dental Hygiene Committee
Lamar Institute of Technology
PO Box 10061
Beaumont, TX 77710
 
Dental Hygiene Committee
Multi Purpose Building, Office 218
Lamar Institute of Technology
802 E Lavaca
Beaumont, TX 77705

As a point of information required by Texas HB 1508 and the Texas Occupations Code 58.001, if you are applying for admission to a program that may prepare an individual for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001 and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001, in accordance with state law, please be advised of the following:
 An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program.
  1. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority.
  2. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history.  Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details. 
  3. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupations Code 53.102.
 Applicants are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license.  Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.
 
 
NOTE: Due to the volume of applications, letters pertaining to acceptance status are generally mailed by April 30th.