Pre-enrollment Requirements

Once our admissions committee meets and make their selections for the new class, acceptance e-mails will be sent to notify the new students. Formal acceptance letters will follow sent through the US Postal Service.

The following forms must be filled out and collected.  The campus program will collect these documents at our Pre-enrollment Paperwork Meeting.  The date for this meeting will be July 15, 2014 and the start time for the meeting will be sent to the campus students with their acceptance letters. The Distance Learning Program Director will contact her students about collecting this information.

Background Checks – Every year, all incoming dental assisting students are required to comply with the Indiana University Policy on background checks (see policy below). This process is currently being updated by Indiana University Administration. The information necessary to begin the background process as a part of the application process for 2014 will be posted on the website as soon as possible. Please check back often for more information about this process.

Indiana University Policy on Background Checks:

“Indiana University implemented a policy effective April 30, 2012 regarding working with children. This policy states, “Programs must ensure that all faculty and academic staff, staff, students, volunteers, or other personnel who will work with children have been subject to a criminal background check and sex offender registry check within the last three years. Background and sex offender registry checks must be repeated at least every three years thereafter. Individual programs or units may require more frequent updates.”

“A program may not allow the participation in the program of any academic, faculty, staff, hourly employee, student, volunteer or other personnel whose criminal background check and/or sex offender registry check includes a record of sexually based offenses or crimes against children.”

The details of the administration of the background checks and policing of the policy are subject to change and are communicated to student individually. Additional information regarding this policy can be found at

CPR - All incoming students must have CPR Level C for Health Care Providers. Applicants that are selected by the Dental Assisting Admissions Committee will receive information about obtaining approved CPR Certification.  Your CPR card must be current and be active for at least a year after your May graduation date. The CPR time requirement will allow you to take and pass the Dental Assisting National Board exams.

Emergency Contact Form – filled out and turned in.

Immunizations - All Immunizations must be up-to-date by the Pre-enrollment Paperwork Day and the IUSD Immunization form must be completely filled out WITH ATTACHED DOCUMENTATION FROM YOUR DOCTOR.   Students that do not have their immunizations up-to-date will not be allowed to attend classes.  We recommend that you begin working on your immunizations when you decide to apply to our program.

The Hepatitis B Vaccine should be started as soon as you have been notified of your acceptance into the program or sooner, unless this vaccination was given as part of your childhood immunizations. Refer to the Forms tab to locate the IUSD Immunization form.  You must bring 2 copies of this form WITH ATTACHED DOCUMENTATION FROM YOUR DOCTOR with you to the Pre-enrollment Paperwork meeting.

Indiana State Department of Health Radiology form - will be filled out and held by the Radiology Course Director and sent at a later time.

Proof of Medical Insurance – All students must have medical insurance. The university offers a policy which can be found at or you may find other coverage locally or online. You must bring a copy of your insurance card to the Pre-enrollment Paperwork Meeting.