Admissions

  • HIT Training Program
  • Healthcare Coding Certificate program
    • Admission to the healthcare coding certificate program does not include requirements in addition to general admission to DSU.
  • Health Information Technology program
    • Admission to the HIT program does not include requirements in addition to general admission to DSU.
  • Health Information Administration program
    • Formal application to the HIA Program is made during the spring semester while completing the second year courses in the HIT program. Timing will vary among transfer students without the HIT degree, but should coincide with the spring semester while completing the second year courses in the HIT program. Progression RHIT's (RHIT's returning to complete the HIA degree) will apply during their first semester of enrollment. Those students who demonstrate a potential for achievement are admitted to the HIA Program. The application process requires the student to:
      1. Complete a questionnaire.
      2. Obtain two letters of reference from non-family members and non-AHIMA credentialed faculty.
      3. Be interviewed, during which time the applicant will be presented with a problem dealing with ethics, management or professional skills to which the student will respond verbally. For distance education students, this will be done by a telephone interview. A time will be set up with the panel and the student will phone using the toll-free number (1-800-641-4309). Students on campus will complete their interview in person at a scheduled time and site at Dakota State University.  In addition, distance students who will not be on campus for the interview are asked to submit a short video tape introducing themselves as a part of their application materials.
      4. Complete a release form authorizing information to be reviewed by the HIA Admission Review Committee.
      5. Possess a current RHIT certification or a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in all HIM courses within the HIT program as well as an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 or above.  The academic summary will be used to calculate the HIM GPA.

All documentation is to be provided to the HIM Program Director.  Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and questionnaires can be faxed to 605-256-5725.

The HIA Admission Review Committee will complete an assessment in which the student is expected to obtain an overall satisfactory rating of 30 points out of a maximum of 45 points.


Last Updated: 9/25/13