Medical Coding | Mercy College

Medical Coding

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be a high school graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0, or a general equivalency (GED) recipient with a score of 500 (score of 50 prior to 2002). If an applicant’s GPA or GED score is below the minimum, he/she may be eligible for admission under transfer credit 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 2.0. For applicants who have attended more than one regionally accredited college, GPAs from all colleges must combine to equal at least a 2.0.

Additional Admission Requirements for All Medical Coding Certificate Program Applicants
All courses within the Medical Coding Certificate program are delivered online. Due to program and field of study requirements, computer and keyboarding proficiency are an expectation of all students within the program.
 
In addition to the General College admission policies and procedures, Medical Coding certificate applicants must have completed and passed (with a “C” or better) these high school courses, or their college equivalents, within the past seven years:
  • Biology - one unit 

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.