New Students

Welcome and congratulations on your admittance to The University of Texas at Arlington!
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New Students

Our mission is to support your academic success by providing excellent health care and promoting wellness. Whether you are new to the University as a freshman, transfer, international or graduate student or have been on campus for a while, we hope you will find your health and wellness needs met at UTA Health Services.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement


The law mandates that the following students be vaccinated against the bacterial meningitis:

  • First-time college students
  • Students transferring from another institution

  • Students who are re-enrolling following an absence of at least one fall or spring semester

  • Students previously or currently enrolled exclusively in UTA online courses who enroll in a UTA in-seat course in subsequent sessions

  • Individuals under age 22 who plan to audit a course

  • All documents must be submitted in English

Students living in University Housing should also review information specific to housing contract requirements.

The deadline to submit your meningitis vaccination/exemption for the following terms are:

  • For Summer 2024, the deadline is May 23, 2024.
  • For Fall 2024, the deadline is August 9, 2024.
  • For Spring 2025, the deadline is January 3, 2025.
  • For Summer 2025, the deadline is May 23, 2025.

Please visit UTA's meningitis requirement webpage for more information about this requirement.

Where to Get

Where to Get the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine: 

The bacterial meningitis vaccine is available in our immunization clinic for $130. An appointment is required. If you have private health insurance, you may be able to file a claim for reimbursement with your insurance provider afterward. Please contact your insurance plan administrator for further guidance. 

Tarrant County Public Health has a limited supply of subsidized meningitis vaccine doses intended for low-income, uninsured students. Availability varies by clinic site and demand. Please contact a clinic in your area to determine whether subsidized meningitis vaccine is available. Visit Tarrant County Health for a list of public health clinics or call 817-321-4700.

Dallas County Health and Human Services also offers subsidized meningitis vaccine to students 19 and older. Supplies are limited. For more information, please call 214-819-2162 or visit Dallas County Immunizations for a list of clinics and phone numbers. 

You can also contact your primary care provider to determine if their office administers the vaccine and ask for pricing.

Record Submission

Students may use the UT Arlington Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Record form as proof of vaccination. A portion of this form must be completed and signed/stamped by a healthcare provider or pharmacy.

An acceptable meningitis document will include the following:

  • Full name of student

  • Name of facility where the vaccination was given

  • Vaccine administration date

  • Signature of physician/provider OR stamp

  • Administered within the last 5 years of the admit term

  • Document must be in English

A receipt of your visit will not suffice as proper documentation. Students who have not turned 22 before the start of the admit term are still required to provide proper meningitis documentation.

Students may submit this form or their vaccination record directly to UT Arlington by logging into MyMav. Instructions on accessing the MyMav Meningitis eForm can be found in this KB Article.

Upload documents in .DOC, .PDF, or .JPG format. Please no zip files or heic files.

About Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is a serious, potentially deadly disease that can progress extremely quickly, within hours. It is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The bacteria that causes meningitis can also infect the blood. Treatment for the disease is available, but severe health problems or disabilities are still possible.  

For more information on bacterial meningitis, including signs, symptoms and how it spreads, visit CDC Bacterial Meningitis.


All incoming international students who are new to UTA are required to complete TB screening prior to attending classes on campus. Health Services accepts the TB lab test (IGRA) completed in the United States within the last 12 months. Mantoux/PPD/Tuberculin (TB) skin test results are not accepted.

TB Screening Requirements

About TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacteria are spread through the air from one person to another. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.

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Book An Appointment

Please note, health center holds are not registration holds. Students should be able to register for classes despite having TB testing/health center holds. If you are unable to register for classes, please contact your academic advisor to review other holds you may have on your account. 

Students can schedule their TB testing appointment online at

1. Sign on to the secure patient portal using your NetID and password.

2. Follow the prompts to schedule an appointment. 

3. Complete the TB Outreach Packet in the Forms section of the patient portal to confirm your appointment.

Cost For Testing

The cost for TB testing at UTA Health Services is $69. If the TB test result is positive, a chest x-ray is required to be cleared for classes. The cost for a chest x-ray is $59.

The TB test and chest x-ray will be charged to the student's MyMav account after the TB test or chest x-ray is completed.

The UT System Student Health Insurance Plan (UT SHIP) will cover TB testing conducted on or after the coverage plan start date.

  • Summer 2024 UT SHIP coverage start date is May 15, 2024.

  • Fall 2024 UT SHIP coverage start date is August 15, 2024.

  • Spring 2025 UT SHIP coverage start date is January 1, 2025.

Charges to MyMav for the TB test and chest x-ray will be removed after UT SHIP coverage is verified.

Students that choose to get tested before their UT SHIP coverage start date will be financially responsible for the charges and will need to pay out-of-pocket for the services received. UT SHIP will not pay for services conducted before the coverage start date.

Students that waive UT SHIP will be financially responsible for the charges and will need to pay out-of-pocket for the services received. Only UT SHIP is accepted and can be billed.

How to Submit TB Results From Outside Clinics

  • If you have already completed TB screening in the United States within the last 12 months, please submit your completed TB Form and lab report to the health center by email or fax.
        Fax: 817-272-3829

  • To be accepted, your documentation needs to be signed and stamped by the United States clinic you received the test from and must include the lab report.

  • TB screening-health center holds will be removed from your account after documentation has been reviewed and verified.

  • Mantoux/PPD/Tuberculin (TB) skin test results are not accepted.


The University of Texas System contracts with Academic Health Plans to provide an affordable and comprehensive student health insurance plan (UT SHIP) to UTA students.