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Admission Requirements For Undergraduate

 

  • Students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours, including the courses required for seeking admission status, with an overall GPA of 2.3
  • Students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours including the courses required for seeking admission status and admitted status of a specific program, with an overall GPA of 2.5, qualify for admission into the program.

  • Students whose GPA falls below 2.5 for two successive semesters will be dropped from the program.

  • Students who receive a grade below a "C" in two or more courses required in the major will be dropped from the program. A student may be reinstated in the program when the overall GPA is elevated to at least 2.5 and all courses in which a grade less than "C" was earned have been repeated and a grade of "C" or better is earned.

  • Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 before enrolling in the internship.

  • Grades below "C" in major or minor courses will not be counted toward meeting graduation requirements.

  • Requirements for Seeking Admission (Ref # 559P): 24 hrs including MATH 116 (or higher) and PH 100 with overall GPA of 2.0 or better.

  • Requirements for Admission (Ref # 559): 30 hrs including above courses plus BIOL 131, COMM 145/161 and ECON 202 with overall GPA of 2.5 or better 

  • successful completin of HIM 100 (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or higher and an overal GPA of 2.0 or better
  • official acceptance to Western Kentucky University.  Admission to the college or university does not guarantee admission to the program.
  • formal application to the Program of Health Information Management. 
    • Students must submit an application to the Program of Health Information Management by December 1 for admission to the spring semester and by May 1 for admission for the fall semester. (Students may enroll as “seeking program admission” for one semester prior to applying to the program.) The application may be obtained at http://www.wku.edu/healthinformation management/
  • required criminal background check.  (The criminal background check must be initiated through mystudentcheck.com or a previous criminal background check completed within the past year may be submitted)
    • The HIM Program Admissions Committee reserves the right to deny acceptance based on the results of the criminal background check, drug screen results, OIG Exclusion from Participating in Medicare and Medicaid services, or other related/unrelated issues.  Students with ANY felony charge or a misdemeanor assault charge will not be admitted to the HIM Program due to lack of placement opportunities in Clinical Sites for the Professional Practice Experience-HIM 495.  Students who receive the above listed charges or issues after admission to the program will be dismissed from the HIM Program. For all other students, continued enrollment in the HIM program is contingent upon immediate, written notification to the program office of any change in the student’s criminal record.  Failure to provide this written notification at any time following initial admission will result in immediate dismissal from the program.  In addition, students should be aware that healthcare agencies have the right to refuse clinical placement at their facility for any reason.  If a clinical practice facility refuses student access due to results of the criminal background check, drug screen results, OIG exclusion from participating in Medicare/Medicaid services or related/unrelated issues, the student will be unable to meet the clinical practice requirement and will be dismissed from the program.  Alternate arrangements will not be made.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours, including COMM 145, PH 100, PSY 100, BIOL 131 and CHEM 109, with an over-all GPA of 2.3,qualify for admission into the program. 

  • Equivalents of these courses from other accredited institutions will be accepted, but the minimum GPA requirement must be met.

  • Students whose grade point average falls below 2.3 for two successive semesters will be dropped from the program.

  • Students who receive a grade below a "C" in two or more courses required in a major or minor will be dropped from the program. A student may be reinstated in the program when the overall grade point average is elevated to at least 2.3 and all courses in which a grade of less than "C" has been earned have been repeated and a grade of "C" or better was earned. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 before enrolling in the internship. Grades below "C" in major or minor courses will not be counted toward meeting graduation requirements. 

 

 


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 Last Modified 2/20/19