Okay, I know similar questions have been asked and answered on this forum many times before as I did several searches before finally deciding to post on here. But, none of them really answered my questions. Most of the threads are about classes in Dental School or advice for students who already have some college CC or otherwise. Which is most definitely not the case with me, unfortunately. I have a GED. And am planning on going to CC to get my pre-req's. I have never been to college, and it's been a good number of years since I left school and got my GED (in 2008). Haven't really gone into the "workforce" yet either, as I am a stay at home mom to my infant son and semi-house wife to my husband at the moment. (I say semi because my son and I spend most of our time in Michigan away from our home with my husband in NYC, due to financial reasons) And before that, to be completely honest, I had far too much else to worry about (otherwise known as LIFE). I'm really not interested in getting into the sappy details about my past, and won't bother you guys with it, as I know all too well how you can live peacefully without it. However, I will go further and add that I am clueless as they can possibly get when it comes to the workings of College/further education etc. Hence, the reason for this thread. To the point... I just want to know if anyone can provide me with a list of classes/credits I will need to take to go this route (however this works...don't know if it's the classes I need worry about or the credits to get into DS, not fully sure how they both tie in together really, although I do have a slight idea). I am currently in Michigan right now and am considering going to Wayne County CC or WashtenawCC, but honestly I don't really know what steps I need to take in order to "get in", or whether they even have a "get in" system when it comes to community colleges. I'm sure it's getting pretty obvious how I've been living under a rock for the longest time now isn't it? So, what classes? How many credits? Are there programs? If so, where can I get the info for them? Do I have to apply to CC? What are the reasons I may not get in to a certain CC? And generally speaking of course.....what do I need to do to become a dentist, from the very beginning having started with a clean slate? And, most important of all how much of it can be done online? As much detail as possible please? My cup is empty, please be kind and help fill it? I am also curious about Financial aid, and although I know I will be applying for it no matter what, I'm not too sure what my chances may be on getting it what with not being fresh out of highschool and never having had a job and such. Many thanks in advance to all that reply!