HIM Program Application Guidelines

1. Application for upper level professional HIM courses must be on file with the HIM Program Director by February 15th of the year you wish to take HIM courses.

2. To be eligible for application review, the following MUST be on file:

  • Application
  • Current copy of all applicable transcripts, including current GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale

3. Applicants may be required to complete an interview with an interview team. Consideration will be given to areas such as:

  • Dedication and Perseverance
  • Flexibility
  • Aptitude
  • Realistic career goals
  • Professional appearance
  • Knowledge of HIM Profession
  • True desire to enter HIM profession
  • Ability to finish HIM program within prescribed time

4. Candidates will be ranked based on interview score, GPA, and number of prerequisite courses completed. The top 24 will be selected. A ranked order waiting list will be maintained by the HIM Program Director.

5. Candidates will be notified prior to pre-registration for the fall semester. If accepted, candidates must return a signed statement acknowledging acceptance. Candidates must register for courses indicated on the degree plan. Any change in degree plan requires approval of the student's HIM faculty advisor. Candidates must notify program director of change in degree choice.

6. A late application deadline of August 1st will be observed if positions are available. Late applicants will be notified as soon as possible or during the week of late registration.

7. If a candidate fails a course that would preclude graduation, or does not earn at least a C in HIM courses, reapplication to the HIM Program may be required.

The Baccalaureate Degree Program at Arkansas Tech University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). http://cahiim.org