Health Entrance Requirements

Health Entrance Requirements

Full Time Students

ImmunizationsConnecticut state law requirements regarding measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), mumps and chickenpox are strictly enforced. Students who do not submit these records will NOT be allowed to register. 

  • All full time students born after December 31, 1956 must provide evidence of immunity against measles, German measles (rubella), and mumps. Students must show proof of two doses of measles, two doses of German measles and two doses of mumps vaccine. (Two MMR vaccines.)
  • Also, starting in the fall of 2010, CT state law requires that all full time students, born after January 1, 1980, must provide evidence of immunity against chickenpox (varicella) either by showing proof of two doses of the varicella vaccine or documentation from your health care provider stating that you had chickenpox disease.
  • If you are unable to prove that you have had chickenpox or you cannot locate any of your immunization records, you can get a blood test to determine if you are immune to any or all of these diseases.
  • Bacterial meningitis vaccination (for Neisseria meningitis types A,C, Y and W-135) is required only for full time students who live in on-campus housing; however, we recommend it for all incoming students. State law now requires that students get a another meningitis shot if they received their previous meningitis vaccine(s) more than five years before the date of they start attending college. (Please note: A new meningitis vaccine is now available for Neisseria meningitis type B. The original meningitis vaccines that students now routinely get do not provide protection from this specific bacterial infection which has caused some illnesses and deaths among college students in recent years. The new type B meningitis vaccine is not required by the state or University at this time but we recommend you speak with your primary care provider about receiving this vaccine.) Additional immunizations are required and/or recommended for full-time students. See the required “form for full time undergraduate students” link below for details.
  • Other required and/or recommended immunizations, including an adult tetanus booster (every ten years) and hepatitis B series, can be found on the “form for full time undergraduates students” link below.

Tuberculosis Screening The Connecticut State University (CSU) System requires ALL incoming students, regardless of age, to complete a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment to provide documentation of TB risk.  This risk assessment, found on the “required form for full time undergraduates” link below, should be reviewed with your health care provider.

 Part Time and Graduate Students

Immunizations – Connecticut state law requirements regarding measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), mumps and chickenpox are strictly enforced. Students who do not submit these records will NOT be allowed to register. 

  • All part time and graduate students must submit proof of measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), and mumps (MMR) immunizations as outlined in the full time section above.
  • Also, starting in the fall of 2010, CT state law requires that all part time and graduate students, born after January 1, 1980, must provide evidence of immunity against chickenpox (varicella) either by showing proof of two doses of the varicella vaccine or documentation from your health care provider stating that you had chickenpox disease.
  • If you are unable to prove that you had chickenpox or you cannot locate any of your immunization records, you can get a blood test to determine if you are immune to any or all of these diseases.

Tuberculosis ScreeningALL part time and graduate students, regardless of age, must complete a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment which can be found on the required health form for part time students. (See link below.)

Download the required form for Part Time and Graduate Students.

Transfer Students

Transfer students, whether full or part time, must meet the same requirements as other full or part time Eastern students respectively.  Full time transfer students must complete the CSU Student Health Services Form. Part time and graduate transfer students must complete this health form. For a smoother transition to ECSU, we strongly recommend all transfer students have the immunization information they provided to their previous schools be sent (fax, mail, or scan and email) to our office.

Online Students

Students who are not attending classes on campus or in person, but instead are taking only online courses, are NOT required to complete the University’s health requirements. However, should that change and you enroll in an on-campus class, you must comply with either the full or part time health requirements outlined above, whichever apply.

Any student failing to complete the above health requirements will not be allowed to register for classes.

PLEASE NOTE: A student’s CSU Health Form, immunization records and all other medical records are maintained on file at the Student Health Service office for a period of 7 years after the student leaves the University. They are CONFIDENTIAL health records and will NOT be released without written consent of the student.