Applications for the Bachelor’s in Health Information Management program are accepted continuously throughout the year for each of our three start times. Our professional staff will review your application based on the following requirements:
- Must be a graduate (or are currently working to complete) a CAHIIM-accredited Health Information Technology Associates Degree program from a regionally accredited institution.
- Graduate with a minimum of 2.6 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
- Degree must include sufficient general education courses (i.e. English).
- Must provide official transcripts of all colleges/universities attended.
- Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Credential Requirements:
- Individuals who do not have the RHIT credential and graduated longer than two years previously from an HIT program must attain the RHIT credential prior to being accepted to the UC HIM Program.
- Recent (within two years) graduates of an HIT program who have not attained the RHIT credential will be conditionally accepted to the UC HIM program. Conditional acceptance will be lifted after the student completes the first semester of the program and attains a grade of a C or above in both courses.
- Students who have stepped out of the UC HIM program because of unsuccessful completion of the RHIT credential will be allowed to re-enroll in the program as a conditional re-acceptance. All other re-acceptance rules must be applied as well and each case will be reviewed by the Program Manager and Program Director. In addition, bullet item #1 and #2 must be met. Upon completion of the next semester and attainment of a grade of C or above in both courses, the conditional acceptance will be lifted.
- It is highly recommended that students attain the RHIT credential upon completion of an HIT accredited program but unsuccessful attainment of the credential will not be a barrier to acceptance to the UC HIM program.
- Prospects must also submit:
- Current AHIMA membership card or proof of maintenance of RHIT certification (if applicable)
- Resume of professional and educational background
Applications are accepted year round, and a new class begins every semester.
Application deadlines are subject to change. Please contact your advisor for the most up-to-date information.
|Summer 2018||Fall 2018||Spring 2019|
|Application Deadline||February 20, 2018||June 15, 2018||October 20, 2018|
|Class Start Date||May 7, 2018||August 27, 2018||January 14, 2019|
|In-State Tuition||Out-of-State Tuition|
|Cost per credit hour:||$466||$481|
In addition, course materials average $100 to $200 per term.
Tuition is subject to change. Please contact your advisor for the most up-to-date information.
Getting the Money You Need for School
According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than half of all undergraduate and postsecondary students receive some type of financial assistance to help pay for school.
Financial aid for your education is available from a variety of sources, such as federal grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, scholarship programs, private sources, student employment opportunities and perhaps employer assistance.
We encourage you to research and familiarize yourself with all the financing options available for health information management schools. This will help you determine what works best for your individual needs.
Financial Aid Resources
Federal Student Aid Official Site
Federal Student Aid Official FAQs
Federal Student Aid Gateway
A Guide to Funding Education Beyond High School
U.S. Department of Education
Transfer Credits for Program Admission
To be eligible for the UC Health Information Management degree program, students must have graduated from a CAHIIM* accredited AS HIM (HIT) program. All HIM applicants are required to submit transcripts from any previously attended colleges. Along with the application‚ all transcripts are reviewed; credits/courses are selected for transfer into the progression program based on content and credit hours.
Transfer Credits for Advanced Standing
On a case-by-case basis, a student may petition to have bachelor-level credit from an accredited college or university counted as the equivalent of another course in the curriculum and accepted as transfer credit.
In such cases, a student will have to supply a course syllabus to ensure that the content of the course taken at another university is equivalent to the course content in the HIM curriculum. Simply because courses have the same or similar names does not mean that the course content across universities overlaps enough to justify counting the courses as equivalent.
Students may transfer up to 45 hours of bachelor-level credit in HIM courses from an accredited college or university. Bachelor courses outside of health information will not be accepted. Courses taken outside an accredited college or university — such as non-credit professional development — will not be accepted. Only courses with grades of C or higher will be considered for transfer. No credit is given for previous work history. Depending on the subject matter‚ courses taken 3-5 years prior to a student’s entrance into the program will not be accepted as transfer credit. All final decisions are left to the program director’s discretion.
The Online Health Information Management program currently has articulation agreements with: Alfred State College, Chippewa Valley Community College, Neosho County Community College, Owens Community College, Santa Barbara City College and St. Charles Community College. An Articulation Agreement defines a relationship between two institutions of higher education that enables students to more easily transfer from their former institution to the University of Cincinnati.
To see a listing of all of the articulation agreements within the university, visit the University of Cincinnati Articulation Agreements page.