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Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management

International Transfer Students

HIHIM is a program-specific admission major. International students interested in applying to the HIHIM program must apply both to the University of Washington and to the HIHIM program. We recommend that you begin your applications early; all materials must be submitted by the application deadlines.

Note: Carefully follow these instructions. Don't use the general UW transfer application on the UW Office of Admissions website to apply to the HIHIM program.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for early acceptance is February 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The application deadline for general acceptance is May 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered for that application period. 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Completed a combined 12 years of primary and secondary school, equivalent to 12 years of school in the United States. The final four years of secondary school, equivalent to the ninth through 12th grades in the United States, must include adequate academic preparation in six College Academic Distribution Requirement (CADR) areas.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency
  • Displayed a history of strong academic performance
  • Shown proof of sufficient funds for education in the United States
  • Completed at least 90 transferable quarter college credits or earned an associate degree of arts or sciences from an accredited college or university in the United States by February 15 or May 15 of the year you plan to apply
  • Earned a grade of 2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course
  • Applicants with the following scores will receive points during review:
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college-level courses
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all prerequisite courses

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants to the HIHIM program must complete prerequisite courses in two subjects:

Students with prerequisites in progress may still apply, but students with completed prerequisites will have priority consideration. 

HIHIM Technology Requirements

Students in the HIMIM program are required to have a basic knowledge of computers and standard productivity software, information retrieval skills and electronic communication skills. See our HIHIM Technology & Computer Proficiency Requirements to learn more. 

Before You Apply

Step One: Attend an Information Session

We recommend students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Information Management (HIHIM) program attend an information session. Visit the Information Session page to sign up for a session. 

Step Two: Submit Your Unofficial Transcript(s) for Review

We recommend you have an adviser review your unofficial transcripts so you know which requirements you've completed prior to applying to the program. Email a PDF of your unofficial transcript from all institutions you've attended in the past with “Transcript Review” as the subject. An adviser will review your credits and respond with a preliminary evaluation.

How to Apply

Step One: Apply to the University of Washington for HIHIM

To apply to the UW, you must submit:

Please be sure that the spelling of your name appears exactly the same on all correspondence and documents sent to the UW. Any discrepancy may cause a delay in processing your application.

Interested in other UW majors?

Note that the application to the UW is specific to the HIHIM major. If you wish to apply for other UW majors, visit UW Admissions. You must submit the HIHIM application and pay the application fee even if you've already applied to UW Admissions for another major and paid an application fee. 

Step Two: Apply to the HIHIM program

To apply to the HIHIM program, you must submit:

  • HIHIM online application (use your UW NetID generated from your UW application)
  • One unofficial transcript from each college or university previously attended
  • Statement of purpose (instructions in the HIHIM online application)
  • Resume that highlights your relevant work or volunteer experience

See the HIHIM online application for instructions on how to submit your application.