Immunizations and Health Insurance

Immunization Requirements

All new students are required to complete the Immunization Form (see dates below).  No physical exam is required to attend North Central College. If the immunization information is not complete, a medical hold will be placed on your account two weeks after the first day of classes of your starting term. This means that you cannot add a class or register for the next term.

Illinois State Law mandates that all students entering a post-secondary institution, born after 1956, must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus. 

Deadlines for immunization requirements:

Fall Semester:         July 1st
Spring Semester:    November 1st

All transfer students are required to show proof of immunizations within first two weeks of class for the term they start at North Central College.

Where can I locate my immunization information?

  • Previous high school or four-year college/university
  • Military records
  • Primary Health Care Provider
  • Childhood records

What are the State of Illinois Requirements?

  • 2 doses of measles, 1 dose of mumps and rubella - after 1 year of age.
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within 10 years
  • New International students: Tuberculin skin test (PPD)
  • Meningococcal

Are there additional immunization recommendations?

  • Meningitis
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Gardasil

What if I cannot locate my immunizations?
You may be revaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine, and one dose of Tdap vaccine  doses must be 28 days apart or you may have a lab test done to show immunity. 

Where can I get immunizations?
You can get immunizations at your primary health care provider office, the county health department where you live, and walk-in clinics. We provide MMR And TDAP vaccines at Dyson Wellness Center for a fee which can be put on your student account.

The Dyson Wellness Center also offers the TB test for a fee.
All international students will have to have a TB test done upon arrival.

Health Insurance

Federal regulations require that all J-1 exchange students demonstrate proof of health insurance coverage during their studies in the United States. North Central College requires that ALL international students and their dependents provide proof of coverage throughout their academic program. Beginning in Fall 2020, all international students will be required to enroll in North Central's Geoblue Insurance. 

All international students must sign up for a policy through Geoblue Insurance prior to arrival and throughout the duration of your academic program. This plan is designed for and open to all international students enrolled at North Central College; rates start at only $123 per month. Healthcare is extremely expensive in the United States, please make sure you are insured prior to departing your home country.

Degree seeking students can sign up for yearly policies. It is important that you do not fall out of coverage as you will re-start the pre-existing condition waiting period. More information on healthcare and insurance will be provided during the first week orientation.

Note: International student athletes who will be participating in intercollegiate sports will need to purchase an additional insurance policy as well. Contact your coach for details.

Registering with Geoblue:

  • Purchase for all months you will be in the U.S.
  • We do NOT accept proof of overseas health plans.
  • Use this address: 30 North Brainard St. CM 276 Naperville, IL 60540
  • Spaces asking for ID numbers on the application can be left blank.
  • If you are traveling before or after the program dates, please include these in your active coverage dates.


Click here for the Geoblue Health Insurance website.