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Meningitis Requirement

The Texas Legislature requires that all incoming Texas college students must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis. 

Does the meningitis requirement apply to you?

Yes, the law applies to you if you are:
  • Under 22 years old. AND
  • Enrolling for the first time as a credit student. OR
  • Returning after a break in enrollment of one semester or more. OR
  • Transferring to ACC from another college or university. OR
  • A Continuing Education student who is enrolled in integrated credit classes. (Check with CE for instructions.)
No, you are automatically exempt if you are:
  • 22 years or older by the first day of the semester. OR
  • A dual-credit or Early College High School student. OR
  • Enrolled continuously (fall and spring) at ACC or another Texas university since fall 2011. (Submit an official transcript from your previous college or university to verify continuous enrollment.) OR
  • Taking Continuing Education classes that are NOT integrated with credit classes and have fewer than 360 contact hours.

Meningitis Requirement Steps

IMPORTANT NOTEYou can register and pay for classes while you complete the requirement. However, your meningitis paperwork must be reviewed and approved before your tuition payment deadline, or you will be dropped from classes without notice.

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