Meningitis Requirement

IMPORTANT NOTE: During the summer 2020 semester most ACC courses will be conducted via Distance Learning. During this semester, the requirement for immunization proof or an approved exemption is suspended for students who are only enrolled in 100% distance learning courses.  Students who are enrolled in any courses that require in-person class meetings or other in-person requirements must be in compliance with the meningitis immunization requirement prior to the first class meeting.  The requirement for meningitis immunization proof or an exemption on file will become active and required again when ACC resumes in-person courses.  Decisions about fall 2020 courses are still under discussion and will be shared with students as they are made.  

The Texas Legislature requires that all incoming Texas college students must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis. Compliance deadlines can be found here.

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.)

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
  • Taking Continuing Education classes that are NOT integrated with credit classes and have fewer than 360 contact hours.

Meningitis Requirement Steps