Medical Requirements

You must complete the ALCI Immunization Form. Please have your doctor complete the form with all the requested information before you arrive on the CSUSM campus for the ALCI program.  Remember to bring your documents with you.

Measles (Rubeola) & Rubella
All new ALCI students, born after January 1, 1957, must provide proof of full immunization against measles and rubella.  Full immunization means that you have had two (2) doses of this vaccine.  You may also bring a lab result from your home country that shows you are immune to both measles and rubella.  If you do not bring documentation of the two vaccinations, you will need to receive both doses during your first semester at ALCI.  The Student Health and Counseling Services office can offer these to you.

Tuberculosis Screening
You must have proof that you do not have active tuberculosis (TB).  If you were born in any of the countries listed on page 3 of the ALCI Immunization Form, you will need to have a blood test, such as the Interferon Gamma Release Assay, as a screening test.  If the country of your birth is not listed, you may obtain a TB skin test.  The screening test that is used must be conducted within six months of arrival in the United States; or you can submit documentation of a negative chest x-ray dated within the last six months.  You must show proof that you are free from TB if you will transfer to a degree program at California State University San Marcos, or any other college or university.

Hepatitis B
If you are 18 or younger when you enter the ALCI, you must show proof that you are fully immunized for Hepatitis B, which is a three vaccination process over a six month time period.  You may also bring lab results from your home country that shows you are immune to Hepatitis B.   If you do not have an official record of Hepatitis B immunization, you must begin the vaccinations within the first weeks of the ALCI program.  If you have not fully completed this immunization series, you must receive them during your first semester at the ALCI.  The Student Health and Counseling Services office can offer these to you.

If you have not completed these immunizations, you must receive them during your first semester at the ALCI.  You may visit Student Health Services for information about how to receive these immunizations while you are an ALCI student.