College of Health and Human Services
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  • A separate application (PDF) for the dental laboratory technology program must be received by May 15, 2018 to apply for the Fall 2018 semester. 
  • The following are prerequisite course requirements and need to be completed with a grade of "C-" or better by May 10, 2018 for admission into the Fall 2018 program. Final transcripts must be received by June 1, 2018, unless an IPFW summer I 2018 course is being taken, to be considered for the Fall 2018 class.
    COM 11400, Fundamentals of Speech
    ENG W131, Reading, Writing, & Inquiry I
    Other Prerequisite Course Requirements
    1. Students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours of college level coursework prior to being accepted into the program.
    2. Must pass all prerequisite courses with a “C-” or better 
    3. If you are getting anything below a "C-" in any course, withdraw from that course before the Deadline Withdraw Date (see the Schedule of Classes for the exact date each semester). Then, complete the course again next semester
    4. Students may repeat required prerequisite courses ONE time. However, the second grade will be used to calculate prerequisite GPA. Grades will not be averaged.
    5. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester for the year in which you are applying to receive full application status.
    6. Must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.0/4.0 
    7. Must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 
    8. A personal interview with the dental laboratory technology admissions committee may also be required to determine final class selection. After completion of steps 1, 2, and 3, an interview appointment (if necessary) will be made with the admissions committee

Applicants accepted to the program will be required to attend our program orientation in July with the exact date to be determined.

· Applicants must return the acceptance form by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter.
· Demonstrate meeting the College of Health and Human Services Technical Standards.
· a recent physical examination (the summer before the program begins)
· a recent TB testing (the summer before the program begins)
· received the three Hepatitis B immunizations (before the program begins) and a Hepatitis B titer (blood test). The Hepatitis B vaccination series with the toter blood test is a process that takes 7-8 months to complete. The Hepatitis B lab titer (anti-HBs blood test), which proves your immunity must be received by October 1, 2018. The titer results should be Positive (to indicate positive immunity to HBV), not Negative. If the titer results are Negative, it will be necessary to repeat the vaccination series and titer test. (refer to your healthcare providor for more information.) Purdue professional liability insurance is not valid unless it has been paid.
· submitted proof of payment for their Purdue Professional Liability Insurance coverage. Purdue professional liability insurance is not valid unless it has been paid.
· complete a criminal background check. Students will receive online instructions at orientation.
· Applicants who have served in the military must submit military papers in order to receive credit for courses taken.
· Students in the professional dental programs must pass a drug screening test, if requested.

Admission Policies

Applicants can be considered an alternate if they: 1) are still taking prerequisite courses in the summer, and/or 2) apply after the May 15 application deadline.

Reapplying. Students who have not been accepted, but who are qualified, may reapply for admission. Students who decline admission two times will no longer be considered.

Repeat Attempts. A student may make two graded attempts at a prerequisite course, with the most recent grade calculated in the prerequisite GPA. The student’s two attempts will include any graded attempt, whether or not eliminated from the student’s GPA by grade replacement.

Academic Renewal. Students who are returning to IPFW after five years or more are eligible for the Academic Renewal Option. The Academic Renewal Option must be exercised during a student’s first semester back at IPFW, regardless of when the student applies for admission to the Dental Laboratory Technology Program.

In addition to the Dental Laboratory Technology classes, students must also complete the following all required General Education courses. See Program Curriculum for requirements.

For further information and/or application, please contact:

Department of Dental Education
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Telephone: 260-481-6837
Fax: 260-481-4162