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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 Institution accredited by 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 and business courses 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 be satisfied by degree. 
  • Courses can be satisfied 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. 
  • 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.

General Education

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

  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(4)
D269Composition: Writing with a Strategy3

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

D268Introduction to Communication: Connecting with Others3

 One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications. The course presented must clearly demonstrate an oral speaking component.

D265Critical Thinking: Reason and Evidence3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in critical thinking, reasoning, argument or logic.

D270Composition: Successful Self-Expression3

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

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
C963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

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

C100Introduction to Humanities3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the humanities (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)
C957Applied Algebra3

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

C784Applied Healthcare Statistics4

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(3)
C180Introduction to Psychology3

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

C190Introduction to Biology3

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

C107Anatomy and Physiology I4

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

Information about Transcript Evaluation

Core Courses in the Major

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)
C804Medical Terminology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Medical Terminology. 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). Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.

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/

C806Introduction to Pharmacology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in pharmacology. The 5 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.

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/

D190Introduction 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 5 years.

D255Professional Practice Experience I: Technical3

​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/

D254Introduction to Medical Coding3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in medical coding. covering inpatient and outpatient, taken in the last 5 years or one of the following Certifications: AHIMA, CCS AHIMA RHIT, AAPC CPC, AAPC COC, or AAPC CIC.  Will be satisfied by an CAHIIM/RHIT accredited AAS in Health Information.

C808Classification Systems4

​A second, sequential coding/classification course, equivalent to 4 units, taken in the last 5 years or one of the following Certifications: AHIMA, CCS AHIMA RHIT, AAPC CPC, AAPC COC, or AAPC CIC. Will be satisfied by an CAHIIM/RHIT accredited AAS in Health Information.

D258Organizational Leadership in Healthcare3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in organizational/leadership behavior.

Information about Transcript Evaluation

Additional Transferable Courses

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

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

  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
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.

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 4 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.

C816Healthcare System Applications4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in either business of IT applications or healthcare systems applications. Can be satisfied by an associate degree or higher in Healthcare Information 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. This course can be transferred in with a CAHIIM accreditation as part of the BSHIM Block Transfer.

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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. 

  
  
  
C811Healthcare Financial Resource Management4
C813Healthcare Statistics and Research3
C815Quality and Performance Management and Methods4
C820Professional Leadership & Communication for Healthcare2
C810Foundations in Healthcare Data Management3
D257Healthcare Project Management4
D256Principles of Management in Health Information Management3
D259Professional Practice Experience II: Management4
D260Health Information Management Capstone4


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