Immunization Requirements for Graduate Students

Immunization Requirements

To ensure the health and safety of our campus, immunization against communicable diseases is extremely important. Vaccination against meningococcal meningitis, measles, and tetanus is required of all new, transfer, readmitted, graduate and special students enrolling following a break of at least one long semester at ACU.

Students who are enrolled in online programs, distance education programs, or who are at least 22 years old are exempt from the meningitis vaccine requirements. All residential students must provide the Student Immunization Form as documentation of the following vaccinations.

  • The student must have received at least two vaccinations for measles.
  • The tetanus vaccination must have been given within the last ten (10) years.

For additional information, refer to the ACU Student Immunization Policy or contact the ACU Medical Clinic at 325-674-2625. 

Immunization Form

All residential students who were not enrolled in school during Fall 2013 must complete and return the Student Immunization Form along with documentation of the immunizations. Graduate students should send these forms directly to the Graduate School. 

You can access the Student Immunization Form online.

Acceptable Records

Acceptable records demonstrating your immunizations may be obtained from any of the following (no other documentation will be accepted):

  • High school or previous college or university records – These may contain some, but not all of your immunization information. They must have an official stamp or signature. Your immunization records do not transfer automatically. You must request a copy.
  • Personal shot records – Must be verified by a doctor’s stamp or signature or by a clinic or health department stamp.
  • Local health department
  • Military records or WHO (World Health Organization) documents

How to Submit the Graduate Student Immunization Form

Students should submit a completed Graduate Student Immunization Form and any accompanying documents to:

Mailing Address:

Abilene Christian University
Graduate School
ACU Box 29140
Abilene, Texas 79699-9000

Physical Address:

Abilene Christian University
Graduate School
Hardin Administration Building, Room 216
Abilene, Texas 79699-9000

Email:

Documents may be scanned and emailed to gradinfo@acu.edu.

Fax:

Documents may be faxed to 325-674-6717.

Be certain that your name, date of birth and ID number appear on each sheet and that all forms are submitted together. The records must include the dates of vaccine administration – including the month, day and year. All records must be in English. Please keep a copy for your records.

If you have any questions, please contact ACU Graduate Admissions at (325) 674-6911 or gradinfo@acu.edu.

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