TB Screening for all students (including Law and International)
As part of the enrollment process, all incoming students need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening questionnaire as part of the form on Porches or for download here (Chinese, Arabic versions). The questionnaire is to assess your risk factors for Tuberculosis, one of the most common infectious diseases in the world.
If you answer YES to any of the screening questions, you MUST provide documentation of ONE of the following:
- Negative TB blood test (preferred) or PPD within the last year*,
- Positive TB test (at any time) with a negative chest X-ray done within the last year, or
- documentation of prior treatment for latent or active TB.
(*Or per current recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Students who have a positive TB test and a negative chest X-ray are required to meet with a physician to discuss preventive treatment. If treatment is refused, you will be asked to sign a refusal form and have an annual evaluation for signs and symptoms of TB. It is the responsibility of the student to pay for any testing and/or treatment.
The TB screening questionnaire, and skin/blood test (if required) must be submitted to the University within the first six weeks on campus. Students who do not have the required information on file WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR THE NEXT SEMESTER CLASSES. These tests will also be available, if necessary, at the Health Center (at the student's own expense) after arrival on campus. For students who have received a BCG vaccination (a childhood vaccine given outside the United States), a chest X-ray or blood test will be required. Contact the Health Center at 937-229-3131 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.