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Eligibility and Admission Requirements

Interested in our online bachelor's degree completion program? Review the admissions criteria to make sure you're ready to apply.

License or Certification

You must possess and maintain a current license or certification in a professional health care field.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

An overall GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for college coursework is required to be eligible to apply for the HIM online degree completion program. Your student transcripts must also document an individual course grade of no less than "C" on each biology, chemistry and math prerequisite course.

Windows 10 Laptop

You must have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. This includes the responsibility for all costs associated with the computer including software, hardware, support, updates and maintenance.

Background Check

The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to submit to a background check and provide the report to KU. This one-time fee must be paid by the student directly to the company performing the background investigation. Applicants will be asked to request the report and make payment only after official acceptance into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions background check and drug screen instructions.

International Students

An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, or currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international students before applying.

Technical Standards

Before admission to the program, you will be asked to verify you can meet the technical standards with or without accommodation(s). Program applicants who disclose a disability are considered for admission if they are otherwise qualified. Disabilities are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the program and by the Equal Opportunity Office at KU Medical Center.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Health Information Management
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 2008
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-2423 • 711 TTY