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Pre-Entrance Health Requirements for International Students

Incoming International Students

Welcome to TCNJ!

TCNJ PRE-ENTRANCE HEALTH REQUIREMENT PACKET (pdf).
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.

If you click on the form and it does not open, you may not have a pdf reader program installed on your computer.  For free download of Adobe Reader, click HERE

DUE DATE

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

 


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 currently-dated letter written and signed by their healthcare provider containing the following 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.


RESOURCES FOR DISABILITY & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

ADA ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS

Please direct requests for accommodation for a physical or mental disability to Disability Support Services.  See the DSS website for information at http://differingabilities.pages.tcnj.edu/ .

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Questions and concerns about the availability of mental health services at TCNJ can be directed to Dr. Mark Forest, Director of Counseling & Psychological Services.  Call 609-771-2247 or contact Dr. Forest by email at forestm@tcnj.edu .


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