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Pre-Entrance Health Requirements for International Students

Incoming International Students

Welcome to TCNJ!

This 8-page packet includes instructions and health forms required by New Jersey State Law and The College of New Jersey.  Please note that forms and records are submitted online via your TCNJ health portal, OWL (Online Wellness Link).  Student Health Services is committed to protecting the privacy & confidentiality of all patient health information.

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If you are coming to TCNJ in August/September July 15
If you are coming to TCNJ is May/June/July June 15
If you are coming to TCNJ in January/February/March January 15




Students are not required to have any vaccinations that are medically contraindicated based upon valid medical reasons as enumerated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). For current ACIP immunization schedules and recommendations, including contraindications, click HERE.

To apply for a medical exemption from a required vaccination, your healthcare provider must complete the REQUEST FOR MEDICAL EXEMPTION FROM MANDATORY IMMUNIZATION form. Then upload the form to OWL by the due date for pre-entrance health requirements.  Be sure to complete all other health requirements prior to uploading this form. The information on the form will assist our office in determining the validity of the exemption and whether it should be accepted or rejected. Supporting medical documentation may be requested by our office and/or by local or state public health authorities. Laboratory test reports showing immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella are acceptable in place of vaccination. 

Requests for medical exemption from mandatory immunizations are reviewed by the Director of Student Health Services, or designee. The student requesting the exemption will receive an email sent to their TCNJ email address informing them of the status of their request. 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.  In the case of an approved exemption to measles, mumps, or varicella, students will be required to have immunity testing done if one valid dose of the vaccine was received and the exemption is applying to the second dose.

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.



Please direct requests for accommodation for a physical or mental disability to Accessibility Resource Center (formerly Disability Support Services) by email at  See the ARC website for information at


Questions and concerns about the availability of mental health services at TCNJ can be directed to Dr. Mark Forest, Director of Mental Health Services.  Call 609-771-2247 or contact Dr. Forest by email at . Check out the Mental Health Services’ website at