We are excited that you are interested in applying to the University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology program. Below, please find information about application deadlines, admission requirements, and how to apply.
If you have a question or would like help with your application, call a friendly enrollment adviser at 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276) or email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to guide you through the process.
Sending us your application materials no later than one month before courses begin ensures the smoothest admission and enrollment process. We may accommodate late applications that are complete up to a week before the semester start. Additionally, we will accept applications up to the first day of the semester, however, admission and enrollment in the program at this point may prove difficult for ensuring a smooth transition into your courses with no guarantees that you will be able to enroll in courses that same semester.
Starting your application early will help ensure you have plenty of time to gather required materials (such as transcripts), transfer credits, apply for financial aid, and complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application.
Please see our Course Schedule for course dates.
A Multi-Campus Collaboration
The UW Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Extension and four University of Wisconsin degree-granting institutions: UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point. This partnership allows us to bring you a truly multidisciplinary curriculum taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors from across the UW System.
Choose a “home” campus
Although you will take courses taught by faculty from all four partner campuses and complete your program entirely online, you will be asked to choose a “home” campus from the degree-granting institutions. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive financial aid (if you qualify), advising, career services, and ultimately, your diploma. Admission and graduation requirements may vary across these institutions.
- Approximately 60 credits of transferable college credit with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA)
- Prerequisite coursework in college algebra, communications, and biology; anatomy and physiology suggested but not required
- Official college transcripts
How to Apply
While you are free to apply on your own, many prospective students find great value in speaking with an enrollment advisor first. Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions, talk with you about your career goals, and help you ensure that this program is a good choice for you.
Step 1. Select a “home” campus: UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, or UW-Stevens Point. Choosing your home campus is an important decision. Please contact Student Services to discuss which home campus may be the best match for your professional certification and career goals. (Note: Those interested in a CAHIIM-accredited HIM track are encouraged to apply to UW-Parkside.)
Step 2. Apply to your preferred home campus using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required for most degree-seeking students applying to a UW System institution. That fee is not required, however, if the last institution that you attended was a two-year UW Colleges campus. The fee is required if you are transferring between UW System four-year campuses or if you have never attended a UW System campus.
Step 3. Contact your home campus admissions office to find out if you need to submit official transcripts from postsecondary institution(s) you’ve attended. If you do, request that the institution(s) send official transcripts directly to the home campus to which you are applying. If you have an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or equivalent coursework, the ACT or SAT is not required.
Formal admission to the program will be determined by the campus to which you apply. Please refer to our FAQ page regarding any specific requirements.
Financial Aid Options
Financial aid is available to students who qualify. See our Tuition and Financial Aid page for details.
Questions? We’re Here to Help
Our advisers are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or by appointment.
Call: 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276)
We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you apply.