Vaccination & Immunization Requirements

Vaccination & Immunization Requirements

Requirements for New Students

All new and transfer students must comply with NJ State and University immunization requirements. In addition, all students under the age of 31 who are enrolled full-time as either an undergrad or graduate student must submit proof of the immunizations below when admitted to the university.  

  • Two (2) immunizations for Measles (Rubeola). 
    • The two Measles vaccinations must be given at least 28 days apart.
  • One (1) for German Measles (Rubella) and one for Mumps (Parotitis)
    • The Measles, German Measles, and Mumps must have been given on or after the first birthday. 
  • If you are taking (12 or more credits), you must provide documentation of 3 Hepatitis vaccinations or a titer indicating immunity.
  • Students in university housing must also submit proof that they have received the meningitis vaccine. The meningitis vaccine must be given at the age of 16 or later.

You will be allowed to register for one semester as per New Jersey Higher Education Immunization requirements but will not be permitted to register for any additional semesters until you have successfully met all of the above immunization requirements.

If you cannot locate proof of these immunizations, you can have blood work done by your primary medical provider to prove immunity to Measles, German Measles, and Mumps. You must submit a copy of the laboratory data to Health Services per New Jersey state law (NJAC 8:57:6.1-6.13)

You can print pout the Entrance Health Record Form and have your pediatrician or Primary Care Physician fill out this form.

Entrance Health Record Form

How to obtain your immunization records:

Please Print out the Medical Records Release Form. Fill out this form and then email it to

Medical Records Release Form


A student shall be exempt from immunization requirements for medical or religious reasons, provided they meet the criteria set forth at N.J.A.C. 8.57-6.14 and 6.15, respectively.

In addition, an institution may make an exemption for the following categories of students:

  1. Students born before 1957 for the measles, mumps, and rubella (M.M.R.) vaccination requirements only; or
  2. Students enrolled in a program for which students do not congregate, on-campus or in an off-campus facility, whether for classes or to participate in institution-sponsored events, such as those enrolled in programs for individualized home study or conducted entirely via electronic media.

Requirements for Returning Students

If you are a returning student or a readmit student, and you submitted your vaccination information regarding Measles, German Measles (Rubella), and Mumps (Parotitis) to our Health Services within the past ten years, you do not need to submit this information again.  

Under current New Jersey Law, Health Services must retain this information for ten years.  After ten years, this information is shredded and discarded.  If you are unsure, please contact the Health Services Office at (201) 200-3456, and we will check your immunization file to confirm that we have this required information. 

In addition, if you are planning to reside in NJCU housing, you must also submit proof that you have received the meningitis vaccine.  Failure to submit this documentation will prohibit you from living in housing after your initial semester.

All full-time students (12 credits or more) must have documentation of 3 Hepatitis vaccinations or a titer indicating immunity.

Proof of immunization can be found in your health care provider's office, your high school, or any previous colleges you attended.

Submission Deadlines

Submission deadlines for standard immunization records are below. Failure to meet deadlines will result in the inability to register for courses.

Immunization Deadlines:

  Fall Semester: July 1

  Spring Semester: January 15

Immunization/Vaccination Exemptions

To apply for a religious exemption, please fill out this online form.

Exemption from requirements based on medical reasons must be submitted to the Health & Wellness Center in a signed statement from an official healthcare provider indicating a specific immunization is contraindicated due to a valid medical condition. This documentation will be reviewed annually.


   Fall Semester
: August 1

  Spring Semester: January 10

  Summer Session I: May 10
  Summer Session II: June 5
  Summer Session III: July 15


  Fall: Seven Week Session I: August 1
  Fall: Seven Week Session II: October 5

  Spring: Session I: January 10
  Spring: Session II: March 5

All exemptions will take seven to ten business days to be reviewed. Students will receive written notification to their NJCU email account regarding the status of their request.