New York State requires students attending colleges and universities in New York to comply with public health laws mandating that they be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis. These laws apply to all students registered for 6 or more credits and include graduates, undergraduates, commuter, resident, domestic, and international students.
If you do not submit the required information, you will be excluded from classes and residence halls and prohibited from further registration at NYU-Poly.
Please submit the documents listed below to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the Wunsch Building by mail, fax (718-260-3446), or in person.
If you have not had shots, please see this list of local, free immunization clinics. NYU-Poly has no affiliation with any of these centers. You are responsible for selecting a center you feel comfortable with.
If you cannot locate your immunization records and need to be vaccinated to fulfill the requirement, you can be vaccinated at the Student Health Center for a modest charge. You can also be vaccinated for MMR at a NYC Department of Health Clinic.
Medical exemptions can be demonstrated by having a licensed physician or nurse practitioner certify in writing that one or more of the required immunizations may be detrimental to the student's health or is otherwise medically contraindicated. The requirements will then be waived until such immunization is determined no longer detrimental or otherwise medically contraindicated. Students who have temporary medical exemptions will be kept on a separate listing and will be notified in writing of need to submit immunization records after the temporary medical exemption date.
Religious exemptions can be demonstrated by submitting a written and signed statement from the student, or if the student is a minor, from their parents or guardians, that they hold sincere and genuine religious beliefs which prohibit immunization. This statement must be detailed enough to prove to the Institute that the beliefs are religious, not philosophical, and sincerely and genuinely held.
All documents should be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 718-260-3918.