Students seeking admission to the HIM degree must first apply and be admitted to WKU.
Acceptance into the baccalaureate (BS) program is based on a selective admission process.
There are no restrictions regarding age, sex, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation
or marital status. Admission to WKU and/or the College of Health & Human Services
does not guarantee admission to the program.
The minimum requirements for acceptance are as follows:
Application and Fee for WKU and an application for the Health Information Management
Official copy of Transcript(s)
Minimum 2.0 overall GPA in college coursework if applicable.
2 Prerequisite Courses
Incoming students must have already completed or complete the following 2 prerequisite
courses during their first semester as a WKU student and prior to formal admission
into the HIM program. However, students may apply to the HIM department via the Departmental
application. Application will be kept on file until successful completion of these
HIM 100 "Health Data Content & Structure" with grade of C or higher.
You may request electronic transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. This speeds up the admissions process considerably. If your school is not listed
with the Clearinghouse, please contact them directly to see if they have another process
in place for electronic submissions or request that an official copy be sent by mail.
Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit earned, must also submit:
High School transcript
ACT or SAT scores
For additional information on university admission requirements please visit WKU Admissions.
3. Apply to the Health Information Management program.
Those seeking admission to the B.S. in Health Information Management must submit the
Departmental Application and Supporting Materials directly to the department.