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Health Requirements

Health Requirements for Incoming Graduate and Undergraduate Students

New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 and/or New York University require that all students (graduate, undergraduate, transfers, and returning students who, to date, have not complied) taking six or more credits in a degree-granting institution must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella and acknowledge receipt of information regarding meningococcal disease or provide proof of meningococcal vaccine.

If you are not in full compliance, New York State requires that the University exclude you from attending classes 30 days after the first day of class for New York State residents and 45 days after the first day of class for out-of-state and international students.

Failure to comply with the requirement will result in the following:

  • Your being de-enrolled (dropped) from and unable to attend classes
  • If you are de-enrolled, you will not be eligible to receive a refund of any portion of your tuition
  • If you live on campus, you will be required to vacate your residence hall
  • You will be prevented from entering campus buildings
  • Your student ID card will be deactivated

You are exempt from immunization requirements if any of the following apply:

  • If you are taking less than six credits
  • If you are only taking online courses and you do not come to campus

Should you enroll for more than six credits or change to an on-site program, you will be required to comply.

Please keep a copy of your completed immunization forms and bring them with you to campus in the event there has been a problem with receipt of your information.

Requirements include the following:

1. Completion of the Student Health History form (self-reporting form - not available online)

2. Completion of the Student Immunization History form (Health Care Provider’s signature required)

Must provide one of the following to comply with this requirement:

  • Certification from a Health Care Provider or other acceptable evidence that you have received (2) MMR vaccines
  • Or evidence of immunity by history of disease for measles or mumps only and proof of immunity by vaccination or blood test to rubella
  • Or serological evidence for measles, mumps, and rubella (blood test proving immunity)

Meningococcal Meningitis* - 

Undergraduate Students: Date of vaccination for Meningoccal Meningitis.

Graduate Students: Acknowledgement that you have received information about the disease for Meningococcal Meningitis.

* If you are over 21 and NOT living in a residence hall, you may petition to be excluded from this requirement by completing the Meningitis decline section on the Student Immunization History form.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form

3. FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY* - Completion of AlcoholEdu® for College, an online course on alcohol and other drugs (students will receive an email in early August with more detailed information and instructions). For exemption criteria, click here (PDF).

* Students at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering do not need to complete the AlcoholEdu® for College requirement.


Immunization Record Services
Contact Information

726 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Suite 336
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 443-1199
Fax: (212) 443-1198
health.requirements@nyu.edu

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed


Student Policy
on Immunization

All newly admitted students and transfer students must comply with New York State Public Health Laws.

Read more


Submission Deadlines for Forms:

  • For the Fall semester: August 1
  • For the Spring semester: December 15
  • For the Summer semester: May 15

De-enrollent Dates for Fall 2014:

  • NY State Residents: October 2
  • Out-of-State and International Students: October 17

You must contact us immediately to resolve the issue and ensure that you will not be de-enrolled. We are available by phone at (212) 443-1199, by e-mail at health.requirements@nyu.edu or in person 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday at:

Student Health Center
Immunization Record Services

726 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Room 336

* Do not wait until the last minute. Processing the information takes some time. *

If you cannot locate your immunization records and need to be vaccinated to fulfill the requirement, you can be vaccinated at the Student Health Center's Allergy and Immunology Department for a modest charge. You can also be vaccinated at an NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene clinic.

Submit required documentation to:

NYU Student Health Center
Immunization Record Services

726 Broadway, Room 336
New York, NY 10003-9502

Or fax to (212) 443-1198.


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