All new students, including transfer students, must show evidence of receipt of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination (meningococcal meningitis vaccine) dose or booster in the last five years and at least ten days prior to the first day of the semester in which the student initially enrolls. This law also applies to any student returning to school after a break in enrollment for a fall or spring semester.
- Students are not required to submit evidence of vaccination if they are twenty-two years of age or older or enrolled in online courses only as of 10 days prior to the first day of class for the term of registration.
- Students who plan to enroll exclusively in online courses should download and complete the Meningitis Online Classes Petition and submit it to the UNT Dallas College of Law Registrar's Office. If a student who has previously enrolled for online-only courses subsequently enrolls for and attends any class or portion of a class on campus, they must submit evidence of vaccination as above. Click here to read more information about bacterial meningitis.
- Immunizations are available from a personal physician or a local Health Department. The immunization documentation should be attached to the Bacterial Meningitis Immunization form. Click here to view and download the UNT Dallas Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Form using Option 1 or your health care provider can complete the form using Option 2.
- Students, parents, and guardians have the right to seek an exemption to this requirement for medical reasons or reasons of conscience, such as religious or philosophical belief. This exemption will only be permitted based on evidence that the bacterial meningitis vaccine would be injurious to a student's health and well-being according to the professional opinion of a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, or if the student has refused the vaccination based on a conscientious objection, including religion.
- Download the Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Medical Exemption Affidavit for medical exemption. Exemptions from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience must be requested through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) at https://corequest.dshs.texas.gov/.
- The exception form from DSHS must be signed and notarized no more than 90 days prior to the first day of classes to be valid.
The following is acceptable evidence of vaccination or receiving a booster dose:
- The signature or stamp of a physician or their designee, or public health person on a form which shows the month, day and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered.
- An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority
- An official record received from school officials, including a record from another state
Immunization documentation may be submitted to UNT Dallas College of Law electronically, through the U.S. Postal Service, or delivered by hand to the following office:
UNT Dallas College of Law
Office of the Registrar
106 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, Texas 73201
Phone: (972) 752-5973
FAX: (972) 338-1939