New StudentsWelcome New Students!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Teachers College! Insurance and Immunization Records is responsible for ensuring that all Teachers College students achieve compliance with New York State immunization requirements. We are here to guide you through the process of completing these requirements. Please review our Guide to Completing Your Immunization Requirements for a detailed overview of the immunization requirements.
New York State law requires that you provide us with proof of some vaccines. These are:
1. 2 measles
2. 1 mumps
3. 1 rubella
*Sometimes you’ll see it listed as 2 “MMR” on your records*
We also require a “meningitis response”. You can do this either on the above form, or on the TC Portal.
Directions for Completing this Online
1. Sign into your TC Portal
2. Go to “TC Services” tab
3. Go to the middle box labeled “Enrollment & Student Services”, click on “meningitis vaccination response form”
4. Submit your response
February 3: Insurance enrollment and petition to waive insurance are due.
February 3: Dependent and optional Dental enrollment are due.
You will NOT be able to waive out of the “Columbia Health Fee.” For more information about this fee, click here.
If you meet the criteria, you will be able to petition to waive out of the insurance on the TC Portal once the link has been opened. We will notify you by email once you are allowed to do so. You may only petition to waive out of the insurance once you have registered for fall 2014 classes.
I do not have my own insurance; I am under 12 billable credits, and am not living in residence halls. I would like to be covered under TC insurance.
Full-time students and occupants of Teachers College resident halls: The Columbia Health Fee is required and cannot be waived as part of full-time enrollment (12 billable credits) or living in the residence halls at Teachers College.
Part-time students: If you would like to opt into the Columbia Health Fee to have access to these great benefits that is an option for you.
Columbia Health, where the physicians and nutritionists are located in the John Jay building on Columbia’s campus. They have appointment times as well as walk in hours. Their number is 212-854-7426.
Psychological counseling is in Alfred Lerner Hall on Columbia’s campus. Their number is 212-854-2878.
- Teachers College Immunization
Teachers College provides its own immunization form, which you can use as a reference for what is needed and submit via fax (212) 678-3681 or email. The form must be signed and stamped by your health care provider: Immunization Form
- Send Your Undergraduate/ Previous Graduate
Insurance and Immunization Records will accept the immunizations form from your undergraduate or previous graduate institution, so long as the records are on your undergraduate health services letter head.
- Send a Hospital or Medical Facility Lab Report
Insurance and Immunization Records will accept a faxed or scanned copy of your original lab report immunizations on the facility’s letter head.
You can contact them via phone: 212-854-2878.