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Non-degree Biomedical Informatics
2023-2024 Student Handbook

Program Description and Goals Admission to the Biomedical Informatics
Non-degree Program
Application deadlines

Program Description and Goals

A student who is admitted to McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics for one or more courses but not admitted to a degree or certificate program is considered a non-degree student. Enrollment as a non?degree student does not entitle a student to admission to a degree program within the school. A non?degree student is not eligible to receive a certificate or degree. Non-degree students will not be allowed to register for practicum/doctoral courses. Non?degree students can complete a maximum of 9 semester credit hours and must maintain a 3.0/4.0 grade point average.

Please note: F-1 sponsorship is not available for non-degree seeking programs.

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Admission to the Biomedical Informatics Non-degree Program

The admission process to the certificate programs is designed to get the professional working applicant into a McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics degree program by meeting minimal requirements.

The applicant should present a completed application and official documentation of the following:

  1. Official transcript with the minimum of a baccalaureate or higher degree awarded.
  2. Statement of Intent
  3. A resume or curriculum vitae (as appropriate)
  4. One letter of reference from an educator or employer
  5. Students with international college transcripts must submit a course-by-course evaluation report by either World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.

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Application deadlines:

Fall admission - July 1
Spring admission - November 1
Summer admission - March 1

The coursework completed as a Non-Degree Seeking Student is at the graduate level. A transcript showing graduate credits may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.

This coursework may be transferred into a degree program at McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics. No grade lower than a “B” will be accepted to transfer into the certificate, master’s or doctoral programs.

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