Returning UW Students

If you were previously enrolled in a degree program at the University of Washington — but were unable to finish — you may complete your degree through the HIHIM program.

Returning UW students must submit a returning student application and apply to the HIHIM program. We recommend that you start your applications early; all materials must be submitted by the application deadlines.

Note: Do not use the application form 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 1 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 minimum of 90 quarter credits by May 1 of the year you plan to apply
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college-level courses
  • Earned a grade of 2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all prerequisite courses

Prerequisite Courses

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

Those who have completed all prerequisites by the time they apply will have priority in the admissions process. 

How to Apply

Step One: Apply to the University of Washington

To return to the UW, you must submit:

  • Returning student form 
  • $80 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of any academic work completed since leaving the UW

You'll submit your application fee as part of your online application; transcripts (if any) should be sent to:

University of Washington
Registrar's Office
Room 225 Schmitz Hall
Box 355850
Seattle, WA 98195-5850

Step Two: Apply to the HIHIM program

To apply to the HIHIM program, you must submit:

  • HIHIM application form
  • One official transcript from every college or university attended
  • Statement of purpose (Instructions in the HIHIM application form)
  • Resume that highlights your relevant work or volunteer experience

See HIHIM application form for instructions on how to submit your completed application.