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Immunization Requirements

Minnesota Students

Under Minnesota law, students need to submit a complete immunization record or meet one of the legal exemptions before being admitted to NAU. Students are exempt if they graduated from a Minnesota high school in 1997 or later, were previously enrolled in another college in Minnesota, or were born before 1956. Other exemptions include religious or philosophical objections to being immunized, in which the student needs to submit a notarized statement of his/her beliefs, or if the student has already had one of the diseases covered in the state immunization requirement. A doctor may sign an exemption if the student has another medical reason, for example, immune to the disease or currently pregnant. Please see an admissions representative for further details.

South Dakota Students

Under South Dakota law, students (born after 1956) who are entering a post-secondary institution in South Dakota for the first time after July 1, 2008, must submit, within 45 days after the start of classes, certification from a licensed physician that the student has received or is in the process of receiving the required two doses of immunization against measles, rubella, and mumps. As an alternative to the requirement for a physician's certification, the student may present: (1) Certification from a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the student would be such that immunization would endanger the student's life or health; (2) Certification from a licensed physician stating the student has experienced the natural disease against which the immunization protects; (3) Confirmation from a laboratory of the presence of adequate immunity; or (4) A written statement signed by the student that the student is an adherent to a religious doctrine whose teachings are opposed to such immunizations. If the student is under the age of 18, the written statement shall be signed by one parent or guardian. Please see an admissions representative for further details.