Admission Requirements: Medical Coder

Admission Requirements: Medical Coder
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The Medical Coder Certificate program is open to all students with a high school diploma/GED and the desire to succeed. The program accepts students six times a year. Financial grants (up to $2,000 per student) are available for those that qualify. Grant funds are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year.


To be considered “official,” transcripts must be sent to UC directly from any previously attended institutions. Most high schools and colleges use either Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Search for your previously attended institution(s) on these sites to see if you can order your transcripts electronically.

In Parchment, select “University of Cincinnati – Main Campus” as the transcript recipient. In National Student Clearinghouse, you can request the transcripts be sent directly to admissions ([email protected]). If you don’t see your school(s) listed on either of these sites, contact the school(s) directly.

To Submit by Mail:

Submit official transcripts for all schools attended (or GED scores) to:

University of Cincinnati
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091

To Submit Electronically:

Electronic submissions can be sent directly to admissions ([email protected]).

Transfer Credits
  • Courses must be from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
  • Courses must be comparable to those offered at UC Clermont (course objectives, etc.).
  • General/core courses must have been completed with a “C” or better. Program-specific courses require a “B” or better.
Now Accepting Nationally-Accredited College Credits

Starting Spring 2024, UC’s online Medical Coder Certificate program will accept transfer credits from both regionally and nationally accredited institutions.

Course Credit for Credential Holders

Students with active industry credentials may be eligible for course credit. Please discuss with your Enrollment Advisor.



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