Allied Health programs have special admissions processes with limited enrollment capacities and high student demand. The Health Information Technology program admits up to 64 students. Program applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, for those who successfully submit completed applications. Complete applications will be stamped according to the date and time they are received. Please be sure all supportive documentation is included within the following steps to apply for enrollment into the Health Information Technology program.
Next application period: TBD
Apply for Admission to Mesa College
Not a current Mesa College student? Before you submit an application to any of the Allied Health programs, you will need to apply for admission to Mesa College. Becoming a student is free and easy.
Attend a Program Information Session
Learn more about what it takes to apply and succeed as a student in the Health Information Technology program.
Attending an information session is recommended but NOT required to apply to the program.
Information sessions coming soon!
Three prerequisites are required to apply for the Health Information Technology program:
You must pass all prerequisites with a minimum grade of “C” or higher within the last 5 years prior to applying to the program. If you are enrolled in a prerequisite course at the time you submit your application, you must show proof of current enrollment when submitting your application. Admission into the Health Information Technology program will be pending until each prerequisite is completed. When taking prerequisite courses at another institution, please verify with counseling, before enrollment, that they transfer to Mesa College.
Complete the Online Program Application
Submit an online application for the Health Information Technology program within the application time period from TBD.Your application should include specified personal information, unofficial transcripts showing proof of prerequisites, and other program specific information.
Submit Your Official Transcripts
Please submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended. Official transcript submission is required for the application process however, evaluation of the official transcripts is not required to be considered a qualified candidate. For more information about transcripts, visit the Transcripts webpage.
Transcripts should be submitted to:
San Diego Mesa College Special Admissions, I4-102
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
For questions contact special admissions:
Note: If you have completed your prerequisites at City, Mesa, or Miramar College, you do not need to submit an official transcript. Your transcript will be obtained directly from the SDCCD records office on your behalf.
Update Your Contact Information
You are responsible for maintaining a current email address with Special Admissions and responding to requests for confirmation of your continued interest in admission into the program sent during the year. Be sure to return each such notice by the stipulated date to maintain the admission status.
If you have already applied to the HEIT program using the online application system, you can expect an email with one of the following conditions during mid-April.
You will not receive a confirmation of your application from admissions other than the automatic application code you receive when you submit your application online.
Any candidate wishing to withdraw or cancel their application or postpone admission must provide immediate written communication to the college’s Special Admissions Clerk. Additionally, if you cannot be reached or fail to respond to admissions emails expressing your interest in the program, your name will be withdrawn from consideration.
Upon successful completion of the HEIT program, you are eligible to take the RHIT exam. You will want to begin this process in your last semester of study.
Students in CAHIIM-accredited programs for RHIT® or RHIA®, enrolled in their final term of study, are eligible to apply for and take their respective certification exam early. This means you can take your RHIT exam during your last semester in the program. Eligible students include the following:
To participate in early testing you have to send in two documents:
To apply as an early tester, purchase the exam through the AHIMA webstore. When completing the online exam application, select the early testing options and upload the completed application for early testing. Please be sure to only submit your exam application with the completed application for early testing otherwise your application will not be approved.
Candidates who apply for early testing and successfully pass their exam will have their credential granted once official transcripts (must include graduation date) are received and verified and will be subject to the recertification requirements as required by CAHIIM. The exam date will be used as the official date the credential is granted. You will note that the program director must sign this form. Please complete the top portion, scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org