Immunization Requirement*

MMR

Subject to certain exemptions listed below, all students enrolled in degree programs at one of Berkeley’s New Jersey campuses must provide proof of immunization or actual immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Hepatitis B

Subject to certain exemptions listed below, any new student who enrolls in a degree program at one of Berkeley’s New Jersey campuses for the first time on or after January 1, 2008 and registers for 12 or more semester credits must show appropriate proof of immunization or actual immunity against Hepatitis B.

Meningitis

Subject to certain exemptions listed below, students must acknowledge in writing that they have received information from the College concerning meningitis and vaccination. In addition, students must furnish proof of immunization against meningitis received within the previous 10 years or acknowledge that they have elected to forego immunization.

Exemptions

Students who demonstrate to the satisfaction of the College Registrar that they (a) are 31 years of age or older, (b) attended primary or secondary schools in New Jersey (which have the same immunization requirements) or fulfilled the requirements as students of Berkeley College, or (c) are entitled to an exemption from such requirements for appropriately documented medical or religious reasons are exempt from the requirements described above.

Acceptable Proof of Immunization

Every student required to furnish proof of immunization must submit a certificate of immunization signed by a physician or healthcare provider to the Office of the Registrar prior to registering for classes. In the discretion of the Registrar, serological proof of immunity (laboratory results) or other proof, such as a Student Health Record from a previously attended school or military records, properly documenting the required immunization history may be accepted as adequate proof of such immunization.

Failure to Satisfy Requirements Prior to Registration

Students who have not satisfied the College's immunization requirements will not be permitted to register for classes. For more information concerning immunization requirements, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Emergency Action

In the case of a suspected outbreak of disease on campus or under other comparable circumstances, the College shall take any emergency action it deems necessary to protect the health and safety of the Berkeley College community. Such action may include closing facilities, restricting access, or temporarily barring from campus any student whose immunity to disease has not been documented.

The complete student Immunization Policy is available at BerkeleyCollege.edu/files_bc/Immunization_Policy.pdf.

*Immunization requirements apply to on-site students.