Admissions Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM)

  • Minimum GPA 2.50/4.00
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Resume highlighting the applicant’s education and experience
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Interview to determine eligibility, interest and purpose of study
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee.
    • Students with international transcripts will need to pay an additional $50 evaluation fee.
  • UIC BS HIM: Course Outline
  • Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses(60 semester or 90 quarter total transferable credit hours):
  • Prerequisite health information management courses or equivalent(4 courses, 15-17 credit hours)
  • KN 252 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • KN 254 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PSCH 242 – Introduction to Research Psychology, or STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics
  • IDS 200 – Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • UIC’s General Education requirements (10 courses, 35-37 credit hours, plus 3 or more electives to total 60 credit hours) or completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (View Course Outline for more information.)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management (PBC HIM)

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA at least 2.75/4.0 for the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Resume highlighting the applicant’s education and experience
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Interview to determine eligibility, interest and purpose of study
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Non-refundable $70 application fee.
    • Students with international transcripts will need to pay an additional $50 evaluation fee.
  • Completion of the prerequisite coursework, which may be completed after admission to the program. (Equivalent coursework or professional experience will be considered. Students are encouraged to complete prerequisite coursework prior to or during the first semester to avoid delay in enrolling in required courses)
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure for Post-Bacc Certificate in Health Information Management.

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

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TOEFL iBT

Total Score: 95

Listening: 22

Writing: 24

Reading: 24

Speaking: 24

IELTS

Overall Score 7

Listening: 6.5

Writing: 6.5

Reading: 6.5

Speaking: 6.5

PTE Academic

Overall Score: 54

Listening:51

Writing: 56

Reading: 51

Speaking: 53

TOEFL PBT

Total Score: 585 or higher

Academic Calendar

Two start dates per year offer the flexibility to begin your program. Classes are offered in each Summer, Fall and Spring semester. Each course is eight weeks long, enabling you to take up to two classes per semester for the graduate programs and four to six for the bachelor’s program. Please note that the application deadlines for the Health Information Management programs may differ from the university’s application deadlines.

All dates are subject to change, please contact your enrollment advisor to confirm.

Spring 2019

  • Application Deadline – 11/1/18
  • Classes Begin – 1/14/19

Summer 2019

  • Application Deadline – There is no summer start for the BSHIM or PBCertHIM program
  • Classes Begin – 5/20/19

Fall 2019

  • Application Deadline – 7/1/19
  • Classes Begin – 8/26/19

Application Instructions

Bachelor of Science (BSHIM) in Health Information Management Programs

The materials listed below are required to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Health Information Management. Supplemental application materials including a resume, course outline form, and recommendation forms may all be uploaded through the Document Upload process.

  • UIC Undergraduate Application – Transfer applicants must complete either the UIC Web Application or the Common Application on the UIC Admissions website online application. The major code for the online Health Information Management program is 20GF1304BSU.
  • Application Fee – A $60 nonrefundable application fee, students with international transcripts will need to pay an additional $50 evaluation fee.
  • Transcripts – An official transcript mailed directly from each college or university you have attended must be submitted. Transcripts marked ‘issued to student’ are considered official only if they are received in a sealed envelope from that school.
  • Resume – A resume including educational background, work experience, and honors/awards/activities, if applicable.
  • Course Outline Form – Next to each course indicate where the course was completed with the term and year and the grade received, as well as courses in progress.
  • Three Recommendation Forms – Three completed recommendation forms are required and may be obtained from academic advisors, college professors, employers or others familiar with your past academic achievements or work history. Letters from friends or family members are not accepted.
    • Applicants will be asked to identify their recommenders, including a contact email address, through the online application system.
    • The system will automatically generate an email to each of the recommenders requesting that recommendations be uploaded to the system. Recommenders should upload a completed copy of the Recommendation Form to the system.

Limited Standing

Students admitted to the post-baccalaureate certificate program on limited admission status must meet the conditions imposed by this status and progress to full degree status within two semesters or any shorter amount of time set forth in the letter of acceptance. Students accepted to post-baccalaureate programs under the condition of limited status must complete 12 credit hours in their first two semesters (including summer) and receive no grade below B in any courses, including prerequisites. Other conditions may also apply. Failure to comply with conditions of admission may result in dismissal from the University.

Transfer credits may not be used to satisfy limited status requirements. Students admitted to any program on limited status may not take a semester off until the requirements are met and the student is placed on full academic standing.

This is because the limited standing requirements must be completed in within two semesters. Deferrals and Leaves of Absence may still be applied for, but students can’s take summers or semesters off until they come off of limited standing. Similarly some students on limited standing will not be able to drop or withdraw from classes in the early going because if they do not complete the required credit hours within two semesters they may be dismissed from the program by the Graduate College. Students must be advised accordingly.