Q. Is there a minimum GPA that is acceptable?
A. Due to the heavy workload of required courses in the HIM program and the lack of time for elective courses, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7, although a GPA of 3.0 is recommended.
Q. What if my GPA is below the minimum level?
A. If your GPA is below 2.7 at the time of transfer, you will be required to begin the program at the Sophomore level.
Q. What courses should I take prior to transferring to St. Scholastica?
A. In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Scholastica you must meet our general education requirements. Some of them are met by the HIM courses, however, you should plan on taking courses that meet the following areas:
In addition to the above general education courses, you should also take anatomy and physiology with a dissection lab, statistics (based on research methods), an introductory computer course, and a computer course on Management Information Systems.
Q. What general education courses are met by the HIM program curriculum?
Q. Will I be able to complete my degree in four years?
A. Because there is a heavy workload the Junior and Senior year of the program, students who transfer into the program are advised to take at least one or two of the following online courses during summer session between their Sophomore and Junior year. Courses choices for this summer session include:
· Pathophysiology (BIO 3020, 4 credits),
· Religious Perspectives on Health Care Ethics (TRS3311, 4 credits), and
· Management Information Systems (CIS3105, 4 credits, if this was not taken prior to transferring to St. Scholastica)
In order to transfer at the junior level, students must have completed Anatomy & Physiology with a dissection lab prior to transfer.
Q. What courses will I need to take as a Junior?
A. Fall semester courses:
Spring Semester courses:
Q. When should I contact St. Scholastica about transferring?
A. Many students start at local community colleges or technical schools knowing they will transfer to St. Scholastica. The earlier you contact the HIM department about your desire to transfer the better. We are happy to help you with course selection and preparation to make your transition into our program as smooth as possible.