North Dakota State University requires the following immunizations for all enrolled students.
Records from a medical facility or state registry are acceptable but must include the students full name and date of birth. The Immunization Documentation Form is an optional form for submitting records but this must be signed by a health care provider.
Deadlines for submitting documentation:
Fall Semester = August 1
Spring Semester = January 1
Summer Semester = May 1
**Exception for International Students who may receive their vaccinations upon arrival to North Dakota
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - MMR Information (CDC link)
- 2 doses are required starting after age 1
- Must have at least 28 days between dose 1 and dose 2
- Can be given as separate or combined vaccine
- Will accept titer results as an acceptable form of documentation if test proves immunity. Must submit copies of lab results with date of titer. (A titer is a blood draw that tests for immunity in the blood)
Meningitis (Meningococcal) - Meningitis Information (CDC link)
- All students 21 years of age and younger must provide documentation of vaccination of Meningitis
- Vaccination must be AFTER age 16
- NOTE: Meningococcal-B is a separate Meningitis vaccination. It does NOT meet the NDSU requirement.
- Any student who has lived in or traveled to a country for more than 30 days where there is a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB) should contact Student Health Service and ask to speak to a nurse to determine if TB screening is necessary.
See Services (Healthcare Resources Outside NDSU) to view the International Travel/Travel Abroad resources list.
Certification of Religious, Philosophical or Moral Belief Exception to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education
Understanding Vaccines - PublicHealth.org link
Vaccine Myths Debunked - PublicHealth.org link
These are a few resources that students may use to locate copies of immunizations.
- State immunization registry
- Primary care providers (hospital/clinic records)
- Military records
- High School transcripts
All documentation must contain the student's name, date of birth and student ID number. Records must have a health care provider's signature or have the facilities heading in order to be accepted. Records may be submitted through the following:
Upload to the Student Health Portal
- Log-in to the Student Health Portal by using your NDSU electronic ID
- One you are logged in, click on the upload tab. There will be further instructions on this page on how to upload your records.
Fax records to 701-231-6132
The North Dakota Department of Health has released information regarding the Outbreak of Mumps in North Dakota on April 2016.
- Meningitis Information - CDC link
- We do NOT offer the Meningitis-B vaccine
If you have any questions regarding immunizations, you can contact Student Health Service by phone at 701-231-7331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this email account is ONLY for immunization questions. If you have a concern regarding a health condition, please call 701-231-7331 and ask to speak to a nurse.