Admission Requirements Health Information Management

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide the following information for admission to Capella programs and specializations.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Transcript of any reported GED.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. Fee is required to initiate an application for admission and must be paid as part of the application process. The fee covers the cost of transcript requests, transcript evaluation and other administrative costs.
  • You must be at least 24 years old. This requirement may be waived for:
    • Military applicants and veterans.
    • Applicants with 24 or more quarter credits of prior college or university coursework. (Transferable college coursework and/or credentials that map to preapproved Prior Learning Assessment opportunities may be considered toward the 24-credit minimum equivalency total.)
  • Applicants who do not have any credits eligible for transfer must successfully complete a university approved reading and writing assessment. By evaluating your skills prior to your first course, Capella can more effectively provide resources to prepare you for a successful learning experience.
  • A valid, government-issued form of photo identification.
  • SAT and ACT are not required for admission.

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

  • To qualify for an accelerated master’s pathway option, learners must submit transcripts from all previous higher education institutions, have received a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all previous college coursework, and have no fewer than 24 total eligible transfer credits. Applicants who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA must successfully complete a university-approved examination.
  • Once enrolled in a GuidedPath accelerated master’s pathway option, learners must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 and receive no more than one grade of “C” in any master’s-level course to remain enrolled in the AMP option. Learners falling below this threshold will be automatically changed into the associated non-AMP undergraduate offering.
  • Once enrolled in a FlexPath accelerated master’s pathway option, learners must earn a minimum “Proficient” evaluation on all master’s-level competencies and all competencies in their program to remain enrolled in the AMP option. Learners falling below this threshold will be automatically changed into the associated non-AMP undergraduate offering.
  • Once learners have successfully completed the requirements for their bachelor’s degree program and their degree has been awarded, they may apply to the master’s degree program that corresponds to their chosen accelerated master’s pathway option. Learners are not guaranteed admission into a corresponding master’s degree program and must complete a separate application for admission to the program.

FlexPath Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 45 transferable college credits.
  • The recommended minimum GPA is 2.8. Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered by providing additional documentation for a holistic review.

Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our structured, online format, and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 2.8 GPA or higher.

International Student Requirements

You are considered an international applicant if you completed your highest degree outside of the U.S., regardless of where you currently live. International applications include all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens who have completed their most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the U.S.

In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:

  • Minimum score on acceptable test for proof of English proficiency
  • Transcript evaluation

Learn more about international student admissions.

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