UIC HIM Application
Current UIC students may apply to the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. Students should apply as inter-college transfer applicants when most of the prerequisite courses have been completed. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better no later than the semester before planned entry (for example, spring 2019 for fall 2019 entry in the BS in HIM major). To determine if you are ready to apply please consult your assigned pre-health advisor.
Two Program Options
The BS in Health Information Management at UIC offers two options for students to complete the major. Please consult with your assigned pre-health advisor if you aren’t sure which option is best for you.
The on-campus BS in Health Information Management enrolls students only in the Fall semester. Applications are accepted from August 1 to March 31 of each year. The application deadline is March 31.
The online BS in Health Information Management enrolls students in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines are November 15 for Spring, April 15 for Summer, and July 15 for Fall entry.
The BS in Health Information Management has its own application along with supplemental forms, documents, and letters required for admission.
Intercollege Transfer Application
Current UIC students can complete the intercollege transfer application rather than the undergraduate application. The intercollege transfer application waives the application fee.
GPA and transcripts
Students applying to the BS in HIM at UIC must have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA).
Applicants must include all college transcripts with the application. Any coursework from other institutions that appears on your UIC transcript does not need a separate transcript. However, if you have completed coursework that does not appear on your UIC record, you will need to submit an official transcript.
Applicants to the BS in Health Information Management must submit a resume for consideration. Pre-health advisors are available to review students’ resumes prior to the application deadline. Students are strongly encouraged to make use of this service.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Ideally, at least one recommendation writer will have taught you in a college level class. The other recommendation letters can come from a professional or academic connections. A work supervisor would be appropriate. All letters must be on a specific form provided by the BS in HIM application.
Please note that the BS in Health Information Management will automatically disregard letters of recommendation from family, friends, or coworkers. Be thoughtful about your choices and cognizant of the timeline. Students are encouraged to watch the Letters of Recommendation webinar series before selecting recommenders.
The BS in HIM program requires other forms to complete the application.
- Course Outline: Download and complete the course outline form. This document indicates which of your courses have been completed or are in progress at the time of application.
- College and Employment History: Download and complete the form. This form provides context to the colleges you have attended as well as previous employment.