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Checklist for Incoming International Students

Prior to Your Arrival

On acceptance to Iowa State – begin months prior to arrival:

  • Complete the Immunization Requirement form to bring with you to campus
    • This form must be signed by a medical provider. We also ask you to bring supporting copies of original immunization documents labeled with your full name and date of birth.
    • If you’ve had previous testing for tuberculosis, please bring copies of these medical records including any lab reports or chest radiology reports.

Within One Month of Arrival to Iowa State:

  • Schedule your required in-person health orientation visit at TSHC.
    • Before your visit, review the information on this website.
  • Download, sign, and print the TSHC Consent for Services and Communication form and bring a copy to your health orientation visit.
    • If you will be under the age of 18 when arriving on campus, it is mandatory that this form contain the signature of parent or guardian.


If you have any questions about immunization records, ISU health requirements, or your health orientation session, please email the Thielen Student Health Center  (TSHC) at  A member of their nursing staff will reply to your questions. Expected response time will be 5–7 days.


Questions specific to health insurance should be directed to the Student and Scholars Insurance Program (SSHIP) at