Anne Arundel Community College
ATTN: School of Health Sciences Admissions HLSB 174
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
Before you meet with a health sciences advisor, apply to AACC and submit official transcripts from prior academic institutions.
If you plan to transfer general education requirements, have your official transcripts sent directly to the college's records and registration office. The official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education must be submitted.
Mandatory attendance at an information session is required prior to submitting the Medical Coding program application. Call 410-777-7310 for dates, times and locations, or view the schedule on AACC's online calendar.
You must demonstrate eligibility for Academic Writing and Research 1 (ENG-101/ENG-101A). There are a number of ways this can be done.
See an academic advisor for more information, or visit our Determine Placement page.
In order to register for Human Biology (BIO-231), applicants must be eligible for general education mathematics OR must successfully pass the Arithmetic Placement Test with a score of 27 or higher OR successfully pass Arithmetic (MAT-005) with a grade of B or better. Students choosing Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIO-233) must be general mathematics eligible.
There are a number of ways to determine general education mathematics eligibility:
For information see an academic advisor or visit our Determine Placement page.
Before you submit your application, you must have your high school transcript or GED® equivalency transcript submitted electronically to AACC's records and registration office by the application deadline. A copy of a high school or GED® diploma will not be accepted.
Provide transcript verifying an associate degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution. An official transcript is required if course evaluation and transfer is required.
Note: A transcript/equivalency certificate is considered official when enclosed in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically by the sending institution. It must also include a graduation/completion date and a school official’s signature. Your application will not be considered complete if the required documentation is not received prior to or at the time your application is submitted.
All prerequisite courses listed below must be completed prior to submitting your program application and must be completed with a minimum grade of C in each course. Due to the selection process, the program cannot accept pass-fail as a replacement for letter grades in the required courses.
You will find course descriptions for the Loading... in the AACC College Catalog for the listed program prerequisites.
* Fundamentals of Biology (BIO-101) is a college prerequisite for BIO-233. Therefore, it will take three terms to complete this science sequence. BIO-101 must be successfully completed prior to submitting your program application, if choosing to take BIO-233 and 234. BIO-101 is not part of the curriculum, therefore if you transferred in BIO-233/234 it is not required.
You must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at this college to be considered for selection to the Medical Coding program.
If you have taken program prerequisites or other general education courses at a nationally recognized institution other than AACC, you must submit official transcripts with your application for review.
Note: A transcript/equivalency certificate is considered official when enclosed in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically by the sending institution. It must also include a graduation/completion date, if applicable, and a school official’s signature. Your application will not be considered complete if the required documentation is not received prior to or at the time your application is submitted.
Foreign educated students must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators:
Foreign educated students must successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (213 is the equivalent computer score and 79 is the equivalent internet-based score) OR must have completed the ENG-101 or ENG-101A and ENG-102 course sequence with grades of C or better prior to applying to the program. If you need to fulfill this requirement, we recommend that you take the TOEFL test as soon as possible, as this requirement can take time to complete. You must have your official score report sent directly to Anne Arundel Community College. Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019.
If you are an international student, there may be additional requirements for you. Visit our international student pages to learn more about visa status and other information.
The required courses for this program may be found in the AACC College Catalog.
All students must receive a minimum grade of C or better in each prerequisite course, general education course and each medical coding course, and a mark of satisfactory in the clinical laboratory to proceed in the program.
Due to the selection process, the program cannot accept pass-fail as a replacement for letter grades in the required courses.
Applicants who have met the academic and admission requirements and have been selected into the program are given conditional acceptance. If you are granted conditional acceptance, you must submit a criminal background check by a designated deadline. Students who do not meet this deadline will not be further considered for admission and the next person on the list will be contacted. Instructions on how to complete the criminal background check will be enclosed in the selection packet and are not to be done until instructed to do so.
All Health Sciences students who are offered conditional acceptance in the Medical Coding program are required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and possible urine drug screening. For complete details visit the Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening page.
Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.