Requirement Deadlines

The Admission Health Record and proof of immunizations should be submitted to the Evanston Campus Health Service by the applicable deadline below.

Student Group Deadlines

Student Group Deadline
Full-time and half-time students (Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, & Continuing Studies) and previous students returning to Northwestern starting a new program:
FALL Entrants July 1st
WINTER Entrants December 1st
SPRING Entrants March 15th
SUMMER Entrants May 1st
Medical, Law, Physical Therapy, and Genetic Counseling students July 1st
TRANSFER STUDENTS/Late Admits 30 days after acceptance

STUDENTS ARRIVING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES in need of a TB test and/or a chest X-Ray as determined by the TB self-screeening in the Admission Health Record have 30 days after the start of classes to complete the process without incurring a penalty. Please call the Health Service/Evanston at 847-491-2204 to schedule an appointment after arriving on campus.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Make sure to submit the Admission Health Record and proof of immunizations by the applicable deadline above. This allows Health Service staff time to process your Admission Health Record and immunization documents and notify you of any deficiencies. Furthermore, it provides you with the time to rectify any deficiencies prior to arriving on campus.

Students who fail to submit their Admission Health Record and record of immunizations, or fail to rectify ALL immunization deficiencies by 30 days after the start of classes will be barred from future class registration (including adding or changing classes) until compliant and will be assessed a non-refundable $100 late fee. PENALTIES ARE NOT ASSESSED PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASSES.

If you have questions concerning the Admission Health Record form, entrance health requirements, immunizations, or related issues, please review the Health Requirement Frequently Asked Questions, or call Health Information Management Services of the Evanston Campus Health Service at 847.491.2203, or send an email message to

For questions concerning the student health insurance coverage selection process, insurance requirements, insurance plan benefits, dependent coverage or related issues, please visit the Student Health Insurance Office page (phone: 847.491.2113 or email: