Before being qualified to apply for the dental hygiene program, a student has to finish about forty semester units’ courses as prerequisites. Many of these classes are required to be completed within a short period of time. It is normal for a student to spend one to two years to complete the prerequisites prior applying for the program. Due to these tons of prerequisite requirements and there are other factors, which can delay the process as well. For instance, students might not be able to add the class that they want to take because too many students register for the same class. Usually, students will take two science classes the most each semester to maintain high GPA points since most of the dental hygiene programs are based on GPA. Make an appointment with a counselor to talk about all the prerequisite courses that you need to take so you do not need to take unnecessary classes which school does not require. To finish all the prerequisites on time with good grades makes it even harder for the students to apply for the program that they interested in. According to Miss Scoles, the head director of the dental hygiene program in Chabot College, students need to have a strong science background in order to apply and be successful in the dental hygiene program. As a student who majors in dental hygiene, I have experienced the challenges to do well in all the classes but having different obstacles to get good grades in the prerequisites, especially in science classes. Since I am in the program already, I understand that having adequate science knowledge is very important for students to do well in the dental hygiene classes. Murray states: “Ability varies and it varies a lot” (29). It is true that students’ abilities are different in different classes. Some of them may feel science classes are easy but some of them may struggle a lot to get even a passing grade. Unfortunately, passing grades do not work well for applicators. Educators should find some ways to help these students because they study so hard and want to get the best grade in order to apply and qualify for dental hygiene. How can we solve this problem? Having more knowledgeable tutors can be one solution. Most of the tutors work at school for only one semester than they will quit. The main reason that they do not want to work as tutors at school are because of the salary. Schools only pay the minimum wage which is too low when comparing to the tutors that work outside of school, such as independent tutors that tutor middle school students during after school programs. Schools usually get the funding for tutoring programs from the government, but they always say they are short of budget. If schools can solve this problem, improve the tutoring program, and use more funding on it, students will have a better chance to succeed in the future.