Application Process

How to apply 

Step 1: Submit your online application

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For fees and tuition information, go to Student and Departmental Account Services. Click on Resident Undergraduate Distance Learning if you are an Arizona resident.  If you are not an Arizona resident, click on the link World Wide University (WWU) and University House Special Tuition Rate.

Fill out the online application and submit it electronically.  To complete the application process, please fax or mail us a copy of your dental hygiene license.

You may mail copies of unofficial college/university transcripts to allow advisers to advise you about what coursework will be required to complete the degree at Northern Arizona University.

ATTN: Degree Completion Program
Department of Dental Hygiene
PO Box 15065
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-5065
Phone: 928-523-7147
Fax: 928-523-6195 

You will be notified of your acceptance to the program once we evaluate your application.  

Step 2: Apply to Northern Arizona University

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Once you’re accepted into the completion program, fill out the online Extended Campuses application form.

If you are an international student, go to the international admissions website.

Step 3: Send official transcripts to Northern Arizona University

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You must submit official transcripts from each university or college listed on your application to the Northern Arizona University Undergraduate Admissions Office.  Your application will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received at Undergraduate Admissions.

Northern Arizona University
Undergraduate Admissions
PO BOX 4084
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4084

Step 4: Receive acceptance to the university

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You should receive written notification of your acceptance from the undergraduate admissions department within four to six weeks of transcripts and application submission. 

If you have not received the notification it is likely that one or more of your transcripts have not been received. Please contact Undergraduate.Admissions@nau.edu and check to see that your application and all of your transcripts have been received.

Step 5: Notify the Dental Hygiene Department of your acceptance

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Send an e-mail with the semester and year you wish to begin taking classes, and your student identification number to Kelly.Stoneberger@nau.edu notifying the department that you have been accepted to Northern Arizona University.

Step 6: Develop a plan of study

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Once you have been accepted into the university and enroll in your first course, the Registrar will perform a transfer credit evaluation on your transcripts and assign an appropriate Northern Arizona University equivalency to those courses that are applicable to the program.

Upon completion of the transfer credit evaluation, the Dental Hygiene Completion Program will then send you an unofficial curriculum check sheet outlining a plan of study which will help guide you in completing your degree.

View a blank unofficial curriculum check sheet.

Step 7: Access LOUIE and e-mail account

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To register for classes and take online courses, you must access LOUIE, the university’s online registration and student information system. To reach LOUIE, click here.

Once you have accessed your e-mail account, you will be able to login to LOUIE. You will use LOUIE to do everything from viewing a copy of your transfer credit evaluation to registering for classes.

If you have any trouble accessing your e-mail account, you can contact the Academic Computing Help Desk.

Step 8: Register for classes

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Contact Kelly.Stoneberger@nau.edu to help with registration for your first semester.

Tips for registering

  1. Register as early as you can.
  2. The first class you should register for is DH 350: Contemporary Dental Hygiene Professional Issues.  This course provides a critical analysis of important professional issues, with an emphasis on the application of research to practice and development of future policies.
  3. Before registering for any classes, visit the Extended Campuses website and verify that the courses you wish to register for are still available.

Step 9: Billing

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After you register, you will receive an e-mail from LOUIE with your billing statement, which has instructions on how to pay online as well as deadlines for payment. There are penalties for late registration.  The tuition due Dates and payment methods can be found at the Office of the Bursar website under "Tuition Payment Deadlines.”