It is a State of Tennessee requirement that all new students attending the university provide:
- proof of two immunizations against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
- proof of two immunizations against varicella (chickenpox) or documented proof from a healthcare provider of having the disease, or documented laboratory evidence of immunity to the disease. (Unless born before January 1, 1980)
- proof of a negative tuberculosis (TB) test based on a chest x-ray or skin test (this is in addition to the BCG vaccine). Must be dated within 30 days of start of classes.
- If less than 22 years old and living on campus, proof of a meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) within the past 5 years.
This document is required at the time of registration. It is strongly encouraged that the student submit these documents with the initial application as soon as possible.
While insurance for F-1 students is not federally mandated, we strongly recommend students purchase insurance for their duration of stay.
The U.S. does not have universal healthcare, and healthcare without insurance is incredibly expensive. One of the top causes of bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical debt. Here are some companies our students often work with:
https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/ - International Student Insurance
https://www.insubuy.com/ - Insubuy
https://www.worldtrips.com/ - WorldTrips
APSU Boyd Health Services
All students may utilize the APSU Health Services facilities for immunizations and other health care related needs.