Transfer Credit Evaluation Guidelines for Health Information Management

A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been received by WGU.

 

Note: Transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not perform unofficial evaluations or accept unofficial transcripts. The guidelines below will provide a good indication of expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations will occur in the month prior to your start. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since WGU received your transcripts and you do not have confimraton of an evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for the Business, Information Technology or Health Professions College programs may not apply if a program change is made to the WGU Teacher’s College.

 

Courses Accepted for Transfer Credit:

 

  • Must be college level from an institution recognized as nationally or regionally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of USDE recognized national and regional accrediting agencies, see: http://www.ed.gov/accreditation.
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C- or better.
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study.
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements.
  • Courses and Certifications used to satisfy Information Technology requirements must have been completed within five years of the start date of your first term, and certifications must be current/non-expired in order to be eligible for transfer.
  • Courses and Certifications used to satisfy Health Informatics requirements must have been completed within two years of the start date of your first term, and certifications must be current/non-expired in order to be eligible for transfer.

 

Courses Satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree:

 

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may receive a Requirement Satisfied (RS).
  • Courses that receive a Requirement Satisfied can be fulfilled by an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from a Regionally or Nationally accredited institution (accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education).
  • In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study.
  • Requirement Satisfied by degree does not apply to all courses or programs at WGU. A change in majors at WGU may result in the removal of credit.
  • Degrees in Information Technology must have been awarded within five years of start date to satisfy Information Technology transfer requirements
  • Degrees in Health Informatics must have been awarded within two years of start date to satisfy Information Technology transfer requirements

 

 

Refer to your specific program transfer guidelines to determine which assessments can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree:

 

College of Health Professions - Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

 

 

 

 


Article Number: 20401, 2889