Admission to the School of Health Sciences at Mohawk Valley Community College is a competitive, time-sensitive, and sequential process. The following are the requirements to apply for our programs. Applicants are also encouraged to carefully review the MVCC HLTS Essential Functions.

Prerequisites

All applicants must meet or be working toward the completion of the following prerequisites at the time of application:

  • high school diploma or its equivalent AND
  • the most recent of the following:

Minimum History

  • TASC score: ≥2500 
  • High School Average: 75
  • College GPA*: 2.0

Math Score

  • SAT: 530
  • ACT: 19
  • MVCC Placement: 51
  • College Math: ≥C

Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology with Lab**

  • Recommended

Biology with Lab**

  • Recommended 

*You must have at least 12 college credits to use a college GPA. Consideration will be given for college-level classes taken in high school.
**If you have a completed degree, or have successfully completed an approved college-level Anatomy and Physiology sequence within the last seven years at MVCC or another college, you may be exempt from the biology/chemistry requirement.

Important Admissions Notes

There is NO admission deadline date for the HIT Program. Applications will be accepted up until the first week of the Fall/Spring semesters, and students who meet the admission requirements listed above will be accepted, space permitting.

HIT courses are sequential and begin in the Fall/Spring semesters. Students must complete the application process and have all relevant admission documents submitted and testing completed to be considered for admission.

Applicants may have no more than one repeat D, F, or W in any of the above prerequisite college courses within five years of applying to the program.

Students are allowed one repeat of any core HM/BI course within the HIT program and one non-HM course within the HIT program.

Applicants who have received more than one D, F, or W for any of the below courses at MVCC or at any other college within five years of application are ineligible to apply to the program. If the unsuccessful grades were received beyond five years ago, you may submit an appeal request in writing to the School of Health Sciences (HLTS) in order to be considered for the program.

  • Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Any core HM program course

Steps to Apply

All prospective students must complete the following steps to officially apply for admission to the Health Information Technology program.

Students New to MVCC

Step 1

All new MVCC students need to submit a completed MVCC college admission application to the College’s Admissions Office, including all official college and/or high school transcripts.

Outside of the United States: Request a professional education credential evaluation report from an evaluation service (such as World Education Services: www.wes.org). Please request that an official copy of the report be sent to: Mohawk Valley Community College, Office of Admissions, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, N.Y. 13501. 

Once a complete application, including transcript, is received by the College, the application will be reviewed by the Admissions Office and students will be notified in a timely manner of their next steps.

If after review of the college application it is determined a student is not eligible to be considered for acceptance into the Health Information Technology program, the Admissions Office will provide information on how to proceed.

Note: It is recommended that students complete the MVCC Placement Test and receive an eligible score on the math portion that will allow the student to enroll in MA110. Students may be exempt from taking certain portions of the placement test based on the College’s “Placement Testing Exemption Policy,” which can be found at https://www.mvcc.edu/placement-testing/exemption-policy.php.

Current MVCC Students

Step 1

Applicants should contact Holistic Student Support at 315-731-5710 to schedule an appointment with an appropriate advisor to review the Health Information Technology program application process.

Step 2

If all required prerequisites are completed, the applicant will be directed to the Health Information Program Coordinator. Applicants who meet all qualifications will be contacted by the Health Information Technology Program Coordinator to complete the admission process.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer application deadline are one week prior to the start of Fall/Spring semester courses.

Transfer applicants are applicants with transfer credit for Health Information Technology course(s) from another college and must apply, meeting all program and prerequisite criteria, and will be considered on an individual basis. Students must submit an official college transcript to the College in order for a credit evaluation to be completed in order to determine placement into the program if offered a seat.

Note to international candidates: see additional admissions requirements.

Readmission Applicants

Readmission only includes applicants who had a break in sequence longer than one year due to medical or military leave.

  • Readmission into the program and/or Course(s) requires approval of the Dean, and is on a space-available basis.
  • Science credits earned over seven years prior to application without a completed degree will not satisfy course requirements.

Notify the Dean in writing requesting readmission indicating course and semester for which readmission is sought.

  • Send letters to Melissa Copperwheat, Payne Hall room 349, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, N.Y. 13501 or mcopperwheat@mvcc.edu.

Admissions Decision-Making Process

  • Applicants who have met all application requirements will be considered for admission.
  • Notification of acceptance or denial for the program will be emailed to candidates by the Health Information Technology Program Coordinator.