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Admission to Health Information Management

Thank you for your interest in joining our community! Illinois State seeks a highly motivated, academically well-prepared, and diverse student body. Please review the following admissions information carefully. New freshmen, new transfer students and internal transfer students (current Illinois State University wanting to change their majors) desiring admittance to the Health Information Management On-Campus sequence must meet the admission requirements established by the University and the Department of Health Sciences.

On Campus Sequence

New Students

Please review guidelines and projected application deadlines found on the Office of Admissions Web site. Priority consideration for admission will be given to outstanding students whose applications are complete and postmarked during the priority filing period for the term for which they are applying. Applications postmarked during the priority filing period may have an advantage when space is limited.

Transfer students students should schedule an appointment with the departmental academic advisor for information.

Current Students

To apply for a major or minor in Health Sciences, current ISU students go to My Illinois State and find the "Apply to Your Major" link on the Academics tab. Internal transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 to be considered for the HIM On-campus sequence.

Preference is given in admission decisions to those candidates who have also completed, with grades of C or higher, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and Medical Terminology. Admission into the HIM On-campus sequence is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum or preferred admission criteria is not a guarantee of admission to the major due to limited space.

Students will be required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to placement in professional practice.  Students will also be required to provide evidence of a Hepatitis B vaccine series for professional practice placement.

RHIT-HIM Online Sequence

Admission Requirements

  1. Student must be admitted to ISU before admission to the RHIT-HIM Online Sequence. The student should apply as a transfer student.
  2. Student must meet ISU's RHIT-HIM Online Sequence admission requirements before registering for RHIT-HIM Online Sequence courses.

Admission Requirements for the RHIT-HIM Online Sequence:

  • Officially admitted to ISU
  • Graduate of an accredited college program in Health Information Technology
  • Current RHIT certification
  • Completion of the Associate Degree in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate Degree in Science (A.S.) or the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum


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