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The requirements on this page also apply to online-only degree program students who plan to study in-person on the NYU campus at some time during their program (including immersion programs).


The requirements below are MANDATORY. If you don't complete them, you will be unable to register for classes for the next semester or, in the case of immunization requirements, be de-enrolled.

Submit Your Health and Immunization Forms

Deadline: May 15
For students starting in Summer 2021

Deadline: July 15
For students starting in Fall 2021

Proof of Immunizations

All students are required to provide information about their prior measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and meningitis vaccinations. Failing to meet this requirement can result in de-enrollement from classes.

NYU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students returning to campus in New York City and other US sites for the Fall 2021 semester. Read the COVID-19 vaccine requirement FAQ for more information.

Student Health History Form

All new and transfer students must complete the Student Health History form in the SHC Student Portal. The information will help us better understand your health needs and assist us in providing you with the best care and treatment.

  • To get started, log in to the SHC Student Portal
  • Click "Medical Clearances".
  • Look for the Student Health History Form.
  • Click "Update" to begin.

Treatment of a Minor Form

If you are under 18 years of age, you must complete and return (by mail) the Treatment of a Minor Form (PDF 86.3 KB) so that you can access services at the Student Health Center.

Wellbeing Questionnaire

All undergraduate students starting their studies in New York must complete the Wellbeing Questionnaire. The reason is simple: the NYU Student Health Center is a partner in your health and the health of all of our students. The Wellbeing Questionnaire lets us be stronger partners. We strongly encourage you to complete the questionnaire when you have a few moments to quietly reflect about your own health and experiences.  All information you share is kept confidential between you and the Student Health Center.

Complete the Online Trainings and Resources

Deadline: August 1
For students starting in Summer and Fall 2021

"AlcoholEdu for College"

All incoming undergraduate students are required to take this two-part course — even those who have taken it at another institution, are over 21, or do not drink alcohol for personal, health, religious or other reasons. This online course provides basic knowledge of the effects of alcohol, potential problems, and ways to reduce risk, as well as resources to help you and others.
» Contact info: alcoholmodule.support@nyu.edu

Part 1
  • Students starting in Summer and Fall 2021: You will receive an email a few weeks before the deadline with instructions to complete the course.
Part 2
  • You will receive an email invitation to complete Part 2 30 days after completing Part 1. It is important to complete Part 1 by the deadline so you can also complete Part 2 on time.
  • Part 2 is due 30 days after you complete Part 1.

"Think About It"

In an effort to maintain a safe and aware community, all incoming graduate and undergraduate students are required to complete this online education course on sexual misconduct prevention and response at NYU.
» Contact info: sexualrespect.support@nyu.edu

  • Students starting in Summer and Fall 2021: You will receive an email a few weeks before the deadline with instructions to complete the course.

Download the Wellness Exchange App

The Wellness Exchange is your greatest mental health resource at NYU. Our 24-hour hotline can be reached at (212) 443-9999. Download the Wellness Exchange App to chat with a counselor anytime. Literally 24/7. Available in six languages through the Wellness Exchange app for iPhone or Android.

Enroll in or Waive NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance

Deadline: June 5
For students starting in Summer 2021

Deadline: September 30
For students starting in Fall 2021

Most students are automatically enrolled in and charged a premium for an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan as part of the course registration process. Students who maintain alternate health insurance coverage that meets the University’s minimum health insurance criteria may waive the NYU-sponsored student health insurance plan entirely.

Students Starting in Summer 2021

» April 6: The NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance portal opens to enroll in or waive
» June 5: Last day to enroll in or waive

Students Starting in Fall 2021

» June 22: The NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance portal opens to enroll in or waive
» September 30: Last day to enroll in or waive


Register for Accessibility Services and Accommodations

The Moses Center for Student Accessibility provides services and programs for students with disabilities. Please refer to the Moses website for information about arranging for accommodations before or after you start at NYU. You can request accommodations at any time, however, doing so early will help to ensure you have access to services the moment you start at NYU.

Chronic Conditions

If you have a chronic medical condition or are in treatment with a psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist, please let us know using the Health History Form. You can also submit relevant medical records by mail to:

Health Information Management Services
726 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Suite 336
New York, NY 10003-9580
Phone: (212) 443-1272
Fax: (212) 443-1002

A college health specialist will connect you with appropriate support services at the Student Health Center or with local providers. Please ensure that this happens prior to the start of the semester.  

If you need further assistance in clarifying what steps to take to transition health and mental health treatment, contact the Wellness Exchange. The Wellness Exchange is ready to assist and respond to your questions and concerns 24/7.

Tuition Insurance

Tuition insurance is available and is recommended to protect against unanticipated financial consequences if a student must request a leave of absence because of physical and/or psychological illness. There are important exclusions, so please read the policy very carefully. For more information please visit gradguard.com/insurance.

Need Help Completing These Requirements?

Contact us immediately to resolve any issues and ensure that you will not be de-enrolled. Don't wait until the last minute. We are here to assist you Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm! 

Immunization Record Services
(212) 443-1199

Helpful Contacts

Wellness Exchange
(212) 443-9999

Student Health Insurance

Moses Center for Student Accessibility
(212) 998-4980

Why are there mandatory health requirements?

Because of federal regulations, New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167, and NYU policies. Your participation in completing each requirement helps create a safer and healthier NYU — for you and the entire student body. So, thank you.