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Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management

Returning UW Seattle Campus Students

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

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

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 submitted by the deadline to be considered for that application period.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Completed a minimum of 90 quarter credits 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 transferable 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

If you have completed courses for transfer since you were enrolled at the UW, 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

To return to the UW, you must submit:

  • Returning student form 
  • $80 nonrefundable application fee
  • Transcripts of any college academic work completed since leaving the UW (electronic transcripts preferred)

You'll submit your application fee as part of your online application. 

Step Two: Apply to the HIHIM program

To apply to the HIHIM program, you must submit:

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

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