Requirements and Guidelines

KSU requires all students provide proof of immunization of specific vaccines verified by their health care provider. Students should submit their Certificate of Immunization forms upon admittance. An immunization hold will be added to the student’s account for all immunization requirements not satisfied by thirty days after the first day of the term they are admitted. The hold will prevent registration for the next term. The hold can be removed once the required documentation has been received.

To assist students in meeting the immunization requirements, Kennesaw State University accesses immunization records from the Georgia Immunization Registry (GRITS). If the required immunizations are not in the GRITS system, acceptable forms showing proof of immunity include the KSU Immunization Form (signed by the student’s health care provider), or an official document from a clinic or county health department. If a student is unable to locate his/her immunization records but is certain of being immunized, a blood test (titer) showing the student’s immunity will be accepted.

You can submit your immunization record in one of the following ways:

  • Immunization Portal
  • Hand deliver to the Office of the Registrar in Kennesaw Hall on the Kennesaw Campus

  • Mail to 585 Cobb Avenue NW Room 1533, MD 0116 Kennesaw, GA 30144

For questions, please call 470-KSU-INFO (4636) or 470-578-3115



Required Immunizations

As a unit of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is required to adhere to the Board of Regents Guidelines regarding immunizations for school entrance. The required immunizations are:

  • 2 MMRs (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
    Not required if born before 1957

  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine within the past 10 years

  • 2 doses of chicken pox (Varicella) vaccine or history of disease
    Required of all 1980 or later US born students
    Required for ALL foreign born students, regardless of birth year

  • 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine for persons aged 18 or under at time of entering KSU

  • 1 dose of Meningitis within the last 5 years only if living in on campus housing

Students Missing Immunizations

If student is missing immunizations and would like to be immunized, vaccinations are available through Student Health Services - *Please bring your insurance card.

  • Vaccinations by appointment at all campus clinics. For an appointment call 470-578-6644, ext 3
  • University Village Clinic - 1074 Canton Place, Suite 5000 (in University Village)
  • Marietta Campus Clinic: Located in the Recreation and Wellness Center, Building S1

Holds on Students' Accounts 

The holds listed below correspond to immunization requirements still outstanding. To resolve these holds, students can contact the Enrollment Customer Service Center by email to or by calling 470-578-3115.

Hold Type  Description
V1 Chicken Pox (Shot 1)
V2 Chicken Pox (Shot 2)
H1 Hepatitis B (Shot 1)
H2 Hepatitis B (Shot 2)
H3 Hepatitis B (Shot 3)
ME Measles
M3 Measles 2
MN Meningitis
M1 MMR (Shot 1)
M2 MMR (Shot 2)
MP Mumps
RU Rubella
TD Tetanus

Immunizations for Special Populations

  • If you are in an online degree/major program or enrolled in ALL Online Courses, you will be exempt from the immunization requirement until you are no longer an online learner. The exemption from the immunization requirements will automatically be applied by the Enrollment Customer Service Center. However, if you are in a certificate program you will not be automatically exempted.

    Once you enroll in a class that physically meets on campus, you will be required to immediately provide proof of the required immunizations. A hold will be placed on your record which will prevent class schedule adjustments until the immunization requirement is met. You may contact the Enrollment Customer Services Center with any questions.

  • Students who have religious objections to immunizations and students whose physicians have certified that they cannot be immunized because of medical reasons may be exempted from providing proof of immunization. In the event of a disease outbreak, these students may be excluded from any institution or facility of the University System of Georgia until such time

    • Student presents valid evidence they are immune against disease.
    • Student presents valid evidence they are immunized against the disease or have had the disease and recovered, or the epidemic or threat no longer constitutes a significant public health danger.
    • Additionally, if claiming religious exemption, students cannot receive travel vaccines from the KSU Health Clinic.
  • If you have satisfied the immunization requirements at a former institution, you may be able to request a copy of your immunization records from that institution. If your former institution provides this service, the immunization records can be sent directly to the Enrollment Customer Service Center or you can submit them in person.

  • If you are an International student, you are required to complete the Immunization and Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form.

  • Military students may submit their DD214 to fulfill the requirements.

Release of Immunization Records

If you would like a copy of your current immunization records on file at KSU, please complete the Release of Immunization Records Form. When submitting this form, a copy of your KSU Talon Card or Government issued ID must be attached.

You may call the Enrollment Customer Service Center to request release of your immunization records. However, a completed release form must be submitted and photo ID obtained prior to records being released.

If you choose to physically pick up your records, you will need to show your photo ID prior to the records being released.

The Enrollment Customer Service Center will release the records within three days after a completed Immunization Records Release form has been received.

Release of Immunization Records Form

Meningitis and Housing

Meningococcal Vaccine- Georgia state law requires all students residing in University Housing to receive information about meningococcal disease. All students residing in campus housing are required to either provide proof they have received the meningitis vaccine within five years of enrollment or provide a signed waiver acknowledging the risk to themselves and others of not receiving the meningitis immunization.

The Meningitis Statement, regarding the meningococcal requirements, will be provided by University Housing during the housing application process. Prior to the student being allowed to move into campus housing, proof of immunization or the Meningitis Statement must be submitted.

For more information regarding Meningococcal Vaccine, please visit the CDC website.

If proof of inoculation is not received within 30 days from the first day of the term, a registration hold will be placed on the student's account.

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