Dental Assisting at College of San Mateo - Becoming a Student
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Dental Assisting
Becoming a Student

Becoming a student in the Dental Assisting Program at CSM requires the following steps.

Step 1
Apply to the College to be admitted as a student. If you have been been a student at CSM, Cañada, or Skyline College during the past two semesters you are already an active student. If you have not been a student in last two semesters, you will need to reapply for admission. Please apply at

Step 2
Once admitted you will need to take CSM's English or ESL Placement Test if you have not taken any College Level English classes. On the Assessment Center's website, you can schedule your placement tests.

Step 3 
Attend  the College Orientation and Course Selection Workshop.

Step 4
Apply to the Dental Assisting Program. Applications will be available online beginning February 1, 2015. The application deadline is Saturday, February 28, 2014. Applicants whose applications are received after February 28, will be placed on a waitlist. Students will be chosen by lottery to receive a spot in the program if there are more applications than spots available.

If you have additional questions not answered here, please contact the Director of Dental Assisting, Beth LaRochelle at (650) 574-6211 or or Caryn Goldman at (650) 574-6265 or