Program Admission And Application
The Health Information Management and Coding Specialist application deadline has been extended. Late applications will continue to be accepted as space permits.
Students are strongly encouraged to speak with a Health Sciences Advisor every semester to help stay on track and be prepared to apply.
Admission to the Health Information Management Program professional courses is by a special application procedure. The only entry to the professional courses is the fall of each year.
The application period is February 1 through April 15. A link to the application will be found on this page only during the application period.
Completed applications and all requested documents must be returned to the Health Sciences Division Office by April 15th at 5:00 pm. Late applications are accepted only if space permits.
The following application procedure should serve as a guide when applying to the program.
- Apply to Rose State College (if not currently enrolled).
- Applicants must be admitted to the college through the Admissions office before application to the Health Information Management Program can be made.
- Official college transcripts(s) of coursework not completed at Rose State College must be submitted to the Admissions office.
- Submit a request for a degree audit for the Health Information Technology Program. (Only required if student has out-of-state credits) Information regarding the degree audit and how to submit can be accessed at https://www.rose.edu/content/admissions-aid/admissions-records/degree-audit/.
- Submit the Health Information Technology application to include:
- a. College Transcript copies not on file with the Admissions and Records Office.
- b. Next-Generation Accuplacer test results: Writing, Reading, and Pre-Algebra. All applicants must take the Accuplacer exams within three (3) years prior to application. If you take the tests at Rose State, copies of your scores will not be necessary. Contact the Health Sciences Advisors for information, HSAdvisor@rose.edu.
Information about Accuplacer testing can be found at: https://www.rose.edu/content/admissions-aid/enrollment-and-specialized-testing/accuplacer/
Information Session: Applicants will be contacted to schedule an information session with the HIM Program Director and faculty. The purpose of the information session is to convey important information about the program. Applicants have the opportunity to ask questions.
CRITERIA FOR PROGRAM SELECTION
Fifteen students are selected each year.
All applicants are notified by mail of their admission status by June 30.
Applicants are ranked based on college transcripts, Next-Generation Accuplacer test scores, experience, communication skills, and interview with the Program Director and faculty.
Grades in General Education and Support & Related courses taken prior to application to the program will be “weighted” when rating and ranking points.