North Dakota State University requires the following immunizations for all enrolled students per NDSU Policy 612.
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.
- All international students are required to schedule an International Student Screening appointment within 2 weeks of arrival. Please see the International Students page for more information.
- Fall Semester = August 1
- Spring Semester = January 1
- Summer Semester = May 1
** Students who are non-compliant may receive a registration hold on their account that will prevent them from registering for future classes.
** International students are exempt from deadlines as they can receive immunizations upon arrival to North Dakota at their required International Student Screening appointment.
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 first & last name, date of birth and date of each vaccination. Documentation also must show the source of the record (i.e. health organization) or include a health care provider's signature in order to be accepted. The Immunization Documentation Form is an optional form for submitting records but this must be signed by a health care provider.
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.
- Secure File Transfer: https://email@example.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for security purposes, one of the above options is recommended)
- Fax records to 701-231-6132
- 3 Important Reasons For Adults to Get Vaccinated - CDC link
- Understanding Vaccines - PublicHealth.org link
- Vaccine Myths Debunked - PublicHealth.org link
- MMR Recommendation for International Travelers and People Living and/or Traveling Domestically to Areas with Ongoing Measles Outbreaks in the US - CDC link
If you have any questions regarding immunizations, you can contact Student Health Service by phone at 701-231-7331 or email email@example.com.
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.