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Pre-Entrance Health Requirements for CCS Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Career and Community Studies (CCS) and welcome to The College of New Jersey!

CCS students are required to complete certain health requirements as a pre-requisite to attending classes.  

DUE DATE: July 15

FORMS: 

DOCUMENTS:

OWL:  

Health requirements are completed in OWL, the Online Wellness Link. Do not send forms to our office. Please follow these steps:

  1. Log onto OWL  using your TCNJ email username and password.  Be sure to wait until your TCNJ email account is set up and working.  
  2. Click on Forms at the top of the page and then on New Student Medical History.  Complete the form and click submit.
    1. When answering the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire, please refer to “Countries With Moderate to High TB Incidence Rates” posted above under DOCUMENTS.
    2. If you answer “YES” to one or more of the Tuberculosis Screening questions, print out the “Physician’s Evaluation for Tuberculosis” posted above under FORMS and schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to have it completed.
  3. With your completed TCNJ Record of Immunization in front of you, click on Immunization, then on Enter Dates. Enter the dates and then click Submit.  Your immunization dates will be verified by our staff once we receive the TCNJ Record of Immunization.
  4. Click on Upload at the top of the page and follow the directions to upload the TCNJ Record of Immunization into OWL.  You can also upload other forms (e.g., Physician’s Evaluation of Tuberculosis, Consent, Waiver & Release) and any reports you have (e.g., laboratory results, chest x-ray reports).  

Some students find that they are missing one or more of the immunizations required to attend TCNJ.  Vaccinations can be obtained from several providers in your community including your doctor, urgent care center, walk-in medical clinic, or pharmacist.  Immunizations are also available in our office. Interested students can call 609-771-2889. Students who are completing vaccination series such as Hepatitis B where spacing between doses is necessary can obtain an extension from our office past the due date and into the semester if needed.


MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS FROM REQUIRED VACCINATIONS

Students are not required to have any vaccinations that are medically contraindicated.  To apply for a medical exemption, the student must provide Student Health Services with a letter from their healthcare provider with the information: 

  • the name of the vaccine that is medically contraindicated,
  • the specific period of time that the vaccine is medically contraindicated,
  • the reason(s) for the medical contraindication based upon valid medical reasons as enumerated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). For current ACIP immunization schedules and recommendations, including contraindications, click HERE.

Applications for medical exemptions are reviewed by the director of Student Health Services and the student will be notified of her decision via TCNJ email. If approved, the student will be exempted from the specific immunization permanently (in the case of a permanent medical condition) or temporarily until such time that the student’s medical condition permits vaccination.

The College of New Jersey may temporarily exclude a student with a medical exemption from vaccination from classes and from participating in college-sponsored activities during a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak or threatened outbreak. The decision to exclude a student with a medical exemption will be made by the College in consultation with the New Jersey Commissioner of Health.


 

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