Admission for Degree and Diploma

HIT Program Application

  • Students must submit a separate HIT Program application by June 1 to be considered for Fall admission or by October 1 to be considered for Spring admission into the degree or diploma programs of study.
  • Students who select the Degree or Diploma programs of study should download and print the HIT Medical Form and Instructions no later than the date that the HIT Program Application is submitted.
  • Applicants must submit a completed medical form, including required immunizations and titers, to Debra Glover by July 18 for Fall admission or by December 1 for Spring admission. Please view the Clinical Requirements for more information.

GPA

Admission GPA for HIT Degree and Diploma

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on selected HIT curriculum courses that have been completed through the end of the semester prior to planned enrollment in the program:
    • For the HIT Degree (A45360): BIO 168, MED 121, and HIT 110
    • For the HIT Coding Diploma (D45360A): BIO 168, MED 121, and HIT 114
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on all HIT curriculum general education courses that have been completed at all colleges is required prior to admission.
  • The highest grade attained in attempted courses is used in the GPA calculation for admission.

Ranking GPA for Degree and Diploma Applicants

The grades in all attempted HIT curriculum general education course work will be used in the GPA calculation for ranking, including courses with grades below a C from any college.

Ranking Point Score for Degree and Diploma Applicants

  • Applicants are ranked based on a point score from their BIO GPA and quality points on all attempted general education course work in the HIT curriculum.
  • All attempted general education course grades will be used in the point score calculation for ranking, including courses with grades below a C from any college.
  • The Biology GPA carries greater weight in the point score than other general education courses.

Admission Steps for Degree and Diploma Applicants

Step I:  Application process (Due June 1 for Fall Admission and October 1 for Spring Admission)

Submit

  • An online ECC application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts or equivalency
  • A partial transcript if currently enrolled in high school. A final transcript must be submitted at the time of graduation.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • A completed HIT Program application

Step II:  Ranking

  •  Applicants are ranked according to their Point Score. The highest 40-50 (approximately) ranked applicants who have a 2.5 Admission GPA or greater, depending on clinical space available, will move to Step III.
  • Applicants who do not have a 2.5 Admission GPA are advised to:
    • Retake C level course work or take additional HIT general education courses to raise their GPA to 2.5 and re-apply to the program OR
    • Apply to one or more of the certificate programs of study. Course grades from the certificates will transfer to the degree and diploma, which allows the student to earn a credential while raising their GPA until reapplying to the degree or diploma programs of study.

Step III:  Conditional Acceptance

Applicants who receive a conditional acceptance letter must:

  • Accept or reject the seat in writing by e-mail to the Health Information Technology Admissions Counselor by the date specified in the letter.
  • Have submitted a completed medical form, including required immunizations and titers, to Debra Glover by July 18 for Fall admission or by December 1 for Spring admission and provided any missing or illegible information on the medical form upon request.

Step IV: Final Acceptance

Applicants are fully accepted upon:

  • Receiving approval of the medical form prior to the first day of Fall or Spring enrollment.
  • Maintaining a minimum 2.5 Admission GPA on all attempted HIT curriculum general education course work.
  • Maintaining an overall 2.0 GPA on all attempted courses at ECC, if applicable.

Other Admission Information

  • Students who plan to apply for a scholarship, loan, or Pell grant should check with Financial Aid to determine eligibility after applying for a FAFSA.
  • The medical form may be completed up to one year prior to admission to the program. Submission of an HIT medical form in no way implies that the student has been accepted by the HIT program.
  • At any point after admission, if more than one semester lapses without course enrollment, students must reapply to the HIT program to be re-ranked.
  • During the semesters prior to taking HIT 222 and HIT 224 clinical courses, the student must complete criminal background and/or drug screen requirements of the agencies at the student’s expense. Upon their review of the results, the clinical agency has the right to deny the student’s placement at their site according to the same review process used for new employee hires. If denied placement by a clinical site, the student will be ineligible to continue in the HIT program.