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TRANSFER GUIDELINES FOR THE BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN Health Information Management

Information about Transcript Evaluation

A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been received by WGU. Please note that 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 the expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations will occur in the month prior to your start. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Please contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since your transcripts have been received and you have not received an evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for 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 Institutional Accreditor (as listed by the U.S. Department of Education). For a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies, see: Click here for a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies.
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C- or better (Pre-licensure Nursing program must have 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 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.

Important: The courses listed below are eligible for transfer credit; refer to your program guide for a complete listing of program requirements. 

PRE-REQUISITE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HEALTH SERVICES COORDINATION PROGRAM

To be considered for enrollment into the Bachelor of Science Health Services Coordination program, you must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. You must also be able to demonstrate healthcare experience either through one of the following:

  • A certificate or license holder as a pre or paraprofessional.
  • An associate degree as a prepared technician.
  • A resume demonstrating experience as a healthcare manager.


Information about Transcript Evaluation

General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.  

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(4)
Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in English composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing.

Written CompositionC456English Composition II3

A second, sequential course, equivalent to 3 units, in English composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing. English Composition I must be transferred before English Composition II can be transferred. 

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications.

Communication ApplicationsC168Critical Thinking and Logic3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in critical thinking, reasoning, argument or logic. ​Cannot be filled by an AAS degree.

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
History and GovernmentC963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in U.S. government and the U.S. constitution.

Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction to Humanities3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the humanities (i.e. literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics or religious studies). Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(2)
Statistical ReasoningC955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics.

Quantitative ReasoningC957Applied Algebra3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in college algebra or a course at a level higher than college algebra (calculus, trigonometry, linear algebra). Cannot be satisfied by an intermediate algebra or quantitative reasoning course.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(3)
Social/Behavioral SciencesC180Introduction to Psychology3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the behavioral sciences (anthropology, psychology or sociology). 

Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in general biology.

Life ScienceC107Anatomy and Physiology I4

​​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Anatomy & Physiology I with lab component. Can be satisfied by a CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Management. 

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Lower Division Core

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Core Courses in the Major ‎(8)
C804Medical Terminology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Medical Terminology. The 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification, or health-Science license, is presented. Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.

C805Pathophysiology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in pathophysiology or disease concepts (the study of human disease processes). The 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification, or health-science license is presented. Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.

C800Introduction to Healthcare IT Systems4

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in either introduction to IT or healthcare IT systems. Course can be satisfied by an associate or bachelor's degree in information technology or healthcare information management. This course must be taken within the past 2 years.

C806Introduction to Pharmacology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in pharmacology. The 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification, or health-science license is presented. Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.

C509Professional Practice Experience and Portfolio - Technical Level3

Satisfied by a CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

C802Foundations in Healthcare Information Management4

​Satisfied by a CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/


C807Healthcare Compliance3

Satisfied by a CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

C812Healthcare Reimbursement4

Satisfied by a CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

The group below cannot be satisfied by a degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(8)
C799Healthcare Ecosystems3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Healthcare Delivery. In order to transfer courses in this section, a student must present a course from a CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate program.

C801Health Information Law and Regulations4

​Satisfied by a CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

D033Healthcare Information Systems Management3
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in information systems management. In order to transfer courses in this section, a student must present a course from a CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate program.

C803Data Analytics and Information Governance4

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in health data management. In order to transfer courses in this section, a student must present a course from a CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate program..

C808Classification Systems4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in two coding/classification courses taken in the last 2 years or one of the following Certifications: AHIMA CCA, AHIMA CCS AHIMA RHIT, AAPC CPC, AAPC COC, or AAPC CIC.

C816Healthcare System Applications4

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in either business of IT applications or healthcare systems applications. Can be satisfied by an associate degree or higher in Healthcare Management. Must have been completed or renewed within the past 2 years. To be considered for transfer, the 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification is presented. In order to transfer courses in this section, a student must present a course from a CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate program..

C717Business Ethics3

Satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

C715Organizational Behavior3

One upper division course, equivalent to 3 units, in organizational behavior.

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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may not be satisfied by transfer credit or degree. 

  
  
  
  
C504Professional Practice Experience and Portfolio - Management Level4
C811Healthcare Financial Resource Management4
C813Healthcare Statistics and Research3
C815Quality and Performance Management and Methods4
C818Health Information Management Capstone4
C820Professional Leadership & Communication for Healthcare2
C483Principles of Management4
C810Foundations in Healthcare Data Management3
C176Business of IT - Project Management4


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