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Admission Requirements

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 program.
  • 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 two courses.
      • HIM 100 "Health Data Content & Structure" with grade of C or higher.
      • BIO 131 'Anatomy and Physiology"

Application Process

1. Apply for admission 

  • Visit the WKU Online Admission Page for more information.
    • There is a $45 application fee.
  • Complete the WKU Domestic and International Undergraduate Application Under Planned Course of Study Section, Choose:
    • Category of Study >>> Bachelor's Degree
      • Planned Course of Study >>> Health Information Mgt-Prep-Seeking Admission
      • Primary Location >>> Web (online only)

2. Submit Required Materials:

  • Beginning Freshmen
    • An official high school transcript (no faxed transcripts accepted)
    • ACT or SAT scores.
      • Students over the age of 21 may substitute the ACCUPLACER for ACT/SAT. Additional information: HERE.
  • Transfer or Readmit Student
    • Send your official transcripts from each college attended, other than WKU,  to Undergraduate Admissions
      • 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.

  • Health Information Management Departmental Application
    • The BS HIM application consists of FOUR sections; incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Completed forms are submitted via mail to: Program Director, Health Information Management Program WKU Academic Complex 413, 1906 College Heights Blvd. Bowling Green, KY 42101

Deadlines for Admission Applications & Transcripts

Please note: Late acceptance may be considered.

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1

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 Last Modified 2/25/20