Health Information Technology | Mercy College

Health Information Technology

Admission Requirements

All applicants must either be a high school graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.3, or a general equivalency diploma (GED) recipient with a score of 530 (score of 53 prior to 2002). If an applicant’s GPA or GED score is below the minimum, he/she may be eligible for admission under transfer student guidelines.

Transfer Student Guidelines
A transfer student must be a high school graduate or a GED recipient and have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours of college coursework from a regionally accredited college, with a GPA of at least 2.3. For applicants who have attended more than one regionally accredited college, GPAs from all colleges must combine to equal at least 2.3.
Additional Admission Requirements for All Health Information Technology Program Applicants
Health Information Technology degree applicants must have achieved the following testing scores:
  • ACT composite score of 20, with a score of 19 on the sub-tests in both mathematics and scientific reasoning,or SAT with a combined score of 990 or above.
  • ACT/SAT testing is waived for transfer students who have earned a minimum of 15 college semester hours at a regionally accredited college with a minimum 2.3 GPA.
All courses, with the exception of the Professional Practice Experience (PPE), are delivered online. Due to program and field of study requirements, computer and keyboarding proficiency are an expectation of all students within the program.
Applicants must have completed and passed these high school courses, or their college equivalents:
  • Algebra - one unit
  • Biology** - one unit
All courses should be completed with a grade of “C” or better: a grade of “B” or better is preferred. Courses marked with ** must have been completed within the past seven years with grade of “C” or better; a grade of “B” or better preferred. The seven-year limit applies to all students, even for students who hold degrees or healthcare diplomas. 

For students who are not United States citizens and/or for whom English is a second language, please review the college catalog online for further admission information.