Returning UW Students


Students who were previously enrolled in, and unable to finish, a degree program at the University of Washington may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program to complete their degree.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Completed a minimum of 90 quarter credits by May 1 of the year you plan to apply
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college-level courses
  • Earned a grade of 2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all prerequisite courses

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants to the HIHIM program must complete prerequisite courses in three subjects:

  • statistics (4–5 credits)
  • human anatomy and physiology (with lab preferred; 6 credits)
  • medical terminology (3–5 credits)

Applicants who have completed all prerequisites by the time they apply will have priority in the admissions process. Find out which classes qualify as prerequisites for statistics, human anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.

How to Apply

Returning UW students must submit both a returning student application and apply to the HIHIM program. We recommend that you begin preparing your applications early. All materials must be submitted by the application deadlines.

Step One: Apply to the University of Washington

To apply to the UW, submit the following:

  • Returning student application form
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of any academic work completed after leaving the UW

You will submit your application fee as part of your online application; transcripts (if any) should be sent to:

University of Washington
Registrar's Office
Room 225 Schmitz Hall
Box 355850
Seattle, WA 98195-5850

Step Two: Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program

To apply to the HIHIM program, submit the following:

  • HIHIM application form (Save the application to your computer. Application must be typed.)
  • One official transcript from each college or university previously attended
  • Statement of purpose (max. 500 words) that describes why you're interested in this program for your professional future, including two or three ways you see the program helping you achieve your career goals
  • Resume that highlights your relevant work or volunteer experience

Send the HIHIM application form, transcripts, statement of purpose and resume by priority mail to:

Health Informatics & Health Information Management
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 359455
Seattle, WA 98195-9455