UW quad cherry blossoms A new cohort of the UW Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program starts each fall.

Application Process

All applicants must apply to both the UW and the HIHIM program, except for current UW students. Do not use the application form on the UW Office of Admissions website to apply to the HIHIM program.  

The program accepts applications from five types of students:

The application process is different for each student type. Follow the application instructions detailed on the application page for your student type.

Note: Admissions to the HIHIM program is competitive, with preference given to students who have completed the prerequisite coursework by the time they apply, have a strong GPA and statement of purpose, and have relevant volunteer or work experience. Please read the requirements carefully before applying. 

Early and General Acceptance

The HIHIM program has early acceptance and general acceptance application periods. We accept early acceptance applications from November 8 to February 15, and general acceptance applications from January 1 to April 15. Applications must be postmarked by the early acceptance or general acceptance deadline to be considered for that application period. 

You can apply for early acceptance only if you have completed all prerequisite coursework and meet the minimum grade and GPA requirements at the time of application. 

After You Apply

Your application will be reviewed and evaluated by a committee. Applicants who apply for early acceptance will be notified of an admissions decision by early April; all other applicants will be notified by early June.

UW Health Science Immunization Program (HSIP)

Students who accept their offer of admission to the HIHIM program are required to participate in the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP). The HSIP ensures students enrolled in health sciences academic programs comply with the University’s affiliation agreements with clinical and practicum training sites. These include immunization and TB screening requirements per the CDC’s guidelines for health care personnel. Please note:

  • Students are expected to begin collecting and submitting documentation at the time of acceptance
  • Students must be compliant with immunization and TB screening requirements before they are allowed to register for the second quarter in the major


If you have any questions about applying to or preparing for the HIHIM program, please contact the counseling services coordinator