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INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Things You Need To Do Before You Can Register

Things You Need To Do Before the 6th Week of Classes

Things You Should Do Before You Arrive

Things You Should Know

Things You Need to Do BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER

(Required Forms to Complete)

  1. Log onto https://myhealth.binghamton.edu. You'll need your PODS computer account username and password. On your homepage, in the Education section, is a link to "Immunization and Health Form Submission Instructions." Click the link to open a document with detailed instructions on how to complete and submit the online Medical History form and the Immunization Worksheet. Both forms are required for all students.
  2. If you are under 18 years old, then have your parent or guardian fill out the Under 18 Consent for Emergency/Medical Treatment (43k pdf) and submit it with the required immunization records from the previous step.
  3. Mandatory tuberculosis screening questions are included in the Medical History form, which is completed and submitted online at https://myhealth.binghamton.edu. Additional information about tuberculosis screening and PPD skin tests is provided below.

You must complete and submit both the online Medical History form and the Immunization Worksheet with immunization records before you will be eligible to register for classes. Find out more.

Things You Need to Do By the 6TH WEEK OF CLASSES

  1. Undergraduate students only: If you don’t need the University’s Student Accident and Sickness Plan, you must submit an online waiver through BU Brain to the Student Accounts Office by the 6th week of classes. Instructions on how to submit a waiver can be found at the Student Accounts website. Information about health insurance plan benefits is available at http://www.shs-nn.com/student-insurance-binghamton-university.asp. If you don’t submit the waiver on time, you’ll be responsible for paying for the insurance. If you waive the University insurance plan, we’ll assume you don’t need coverage in subsequent semesters unless you inform us that you do.

Things You Should Do BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Things You Should Know…

…Eligibility to Register for Classes Rests with You

You MUST complete and submit the online Medical History form and Immunization Worksheet with supporting documentation. These forms must be submitted to the Decker Student Health Services Center before you arrive for Orientation. You won’t be allowed to register for classes until this documentation is complete.

If you don’t do this, you won’t be officially registered for courses and your campus housing and eligibility for financial aid will be affected. You won’t be able to remain in campus housing, and we won’t be able to process your financial aid or generate any applicable refunds.

About the Meningitis Acknowledgement

About Proof of Immunization

About Tuberculosis Screening

…About the Student Health Fee

Each semester you pay a Student Health Fee that supports Decker Student Health Services Center programs and services. Since the fee is pre-paid, you won’t be charged for any center visits, health education materials or programs. Your health fee also covers the cost of many medications and common medical supplies as long as center medical staff provide them to/order them for you. See Free or Fees for more information.

…About the University Health Insurance

All domestic undergraduate students will automatically be enrolled in the Student Accident and Sickness Plan (University health insurance) unless you waive this plan online. Information about health insurance plan benefits is can be found at http://www.shs-nn.com/student-insurance-binghamton-university.asp . See Health Insurance to find out more about waiving the health insurance and why you need health insurance.
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Last Updated: 1/7/14