International Students

All students who are enrolled at San Diego State University are required to provide proof of the following immunizations:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR): Two doses with first dose on or after first birthday OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease; see FAQ #4).
  • Varicella (chickenpox): Two doses with first dose on or after first birthday OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap): One dose after age 7.
  • Meningococcal conjugate (serogroups A, C, Y, & W‐135): At least one dose at age 16 or older for students up to age 23.
  • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B): Students ages 16-23 must complete the series, which may be two or three doses depending on the brand of the vaccine.
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B): Students ages 18 and younger must complete the series. Based on type of vaccine, the series is either two or three doses (CA Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5).
  • Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment: All incoming students must complete a tuberculosis risk assessment questionnaire. Incoming students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as determined by the screening questions, should undergo testing for TB infection within one year of SDSU entry. The TB risk assessment is found under the Forms tab in HealtheConnect.


On July 27, the California State University (CSU) system announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for students, faculty, and staff, including auxiliary employees in order to access campus this fall. As outlined by the CSU, this requirement is not contingent on the full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, and therefore removes some of the earlier uncertainty regarding the policy’s effective date.  This is an update to the CSU’s April 22 announcement. 

Students and all non-represented faculty and staff, including auxiliary employees, must submit their completed vaccination documentation to HealtheConnect, the university secure online health portal, by the deadline of Monday Aug. 16. Please note: This is a different process than the self-attestation form, which most faculty and staff have already completed.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. 

Members of the SDSU community with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing. 

Additional information and guidance was shared via SDSU email with students, faculty, and staff.