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Welcome to the
AS to BS-DH Program!


 Option 1 - One Academic Year application opens on
November 15, 2020. Please read the application instructions

Are You a Licensed Dental Hygienist?

Our program is for you! 

If you are a licensed dental hygienist (RDH or RDHAP) from an accredited two-year community college dental hygiene program, our B.S. completion degree will broaden your educational experiences.

  • Earn your B.S. in Dental Hygiene in one or two years completely online. Read more about the course schedule for the one and two year educational plan options.
  • Increase your career opportunities by earning the BS-DH degree. Read more about the program

Admission Requirements

    • Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program.
    • Minimum cumulative college GPA 2.75. 
    • Licensed in good standing as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Application Period

Options  Application  
Application Status by
One academic year - must start in Spring quarter

November 15

February 15

March 15
Two academic years - must start in Fall quarter

April 1

 July 1 August 1


Program Cost

California Residents

Estimated $4000 (excluding costs for course materials/textbooks).

  • Course fees are $87 per unit for CA residents ($31 regular course fee, plus $56 *upper division course fee)

*Upper Division Coursework Fee (California Education Code (CEC), 78042(g)(5); CCR, title 5, section 58520 – additional upper division course fee of $56/unit for quarter system colleges charged on all upper division courses that are part of an approved Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program. 


Estimated $9700 (excluding costs for course materials/textbooks).

  • $218 per unit for non-residents. 

Note: Individuals who currently reside in certain states are not allowed to enroll in online courses out of state.  These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Washington DC. Please contact A&R (650) 949-7325 for more information.


Here is the link regarding the information about Financial Aid


What Our Graduates Say

Testimonial from one of the first graduates of the AS to BS-DH Program  

“The AS to BS program at Foothill College was enjoyable, manageable and overall rewarding. I was able to work full-time while completing necessary courses to obtain my degree. The instructors were great, and made the experience very achievable. I strongly recommend Foothill’s BSDH program for all hygienists, an advanced education can open up so many doors for us as professionals. I have gained new knowledge in many different areas, and have had the chance to learn and explore many different areas that dental hygiene can be applied.

Thank you Foothill College, all of my instructors, and also my colleagues/classmates for helping me along my journey to my BSDH!” 

– Shelby Wong-Potter RDH, BSDH

Read more testimonials  


To learn more about the AS to BS-DH program, look throught the links on the upper left side of the page (on a desktop or laptop web browser) or drop down of links (on a mobile web browser). 


Apply to the AS to BS-DH Program

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Carmelyn Paguio, DH Completion Track Coordinator