"Required" International Student Screening Appointment
All international students are required to schedule an International Student Screening appointment with Student Health Service (SHS) regardless of which country they are from.
Scheduling instructions for after the deadline of 01/18/19 can be found by clicking here.
What will happen at this appointment?
- Students will be screened for Tuberculosis (TB) and will receive any missing immunizations.
If a student has lived in or traveled to a high risk country for longer than 30 days, then TB testing will be performed. If TB testing comes back as negative, then no further action is needed unless further immunizations are needed. If TB Testing comes back as positive, a TB follow up appointment will be required.
If a student has not traveled or lived in a high risk country for longer than 30 days, then TB testing is not needed.
- Spring 2019 Screening Dates: Friday January 4th - Friday January 18th.
A registration hold that prevents students from registering for classes will be placed on a student's account for any of the following reasons. We will try to contact students via NDSU email and/or secure message prior to placing holds, so students should be familiar with the their email account and their Student Health Portal.
- A student does not schedule their screening appointment during the above time frame
- A student has a positive TB test and does not schedule their follow up appointment
- A student is missing one of the required immunizations
Will Insurance Cover the Costs of this Screening Appointment?
International students are required to carry the United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) insurance policy, however, there are some exceptions where students will carry a different insurance plan. For those students with UHCSR, the TB testing and immunization costs are covered at 100%. For those students carrying a different insurance plan, please check with your insurance company directly regarding coverage.
More information on our billing process can be found on the Billing page.
International students must meet the same immunization requirements as all other students - see Immunizations. However, international students do not need to have documentation submitted by the deadlines posted as they can wait to receive all immunizations upon arrival to NDSU at the International Student Screening appointment.
We ask that students DO NOT receive any immunizations 30 days prior to their arrival to NDSU as some immunizations can delay the TB testing.
Immunization & TB Records
Students can submit immunization records from outside countries as long as they include the student's full name, date of birth, are translated to English and preferably include the student ID number. Students can use the Immunization Documentation Form as an option to submit records, but this form is not required. Click here for ways to submit records.
We will NOT accept TB testing from outside countries.
We will accept TB testing results from transfer students who receive TB testing in the US but it must be a Quantiferon test.
The NDUS requires all international students to have adequate health insurance in place and verified, but in some cases a waiver may be allowed. Student Health Service does not handle these requests or questions, so please reference the following pages for additional information on this process:
- Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services, including their Health Insurance page and Frequently Asked Questions page.
- The NDUS Insurance Waiver website