Do I need a physical examination before I begin classes?
Yes, you are required to be health cleared (includes a drug screen and proof of immunization) PRIOR to registering for classes. You will receive detailed instructions with your acceptance letter. Health clearances are scheduled and processed through St. Vincent’s Urgent Health Care Clinic, 401 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe by calling 203-337-3434. The actual assessment may be completed either at this location, or any other St. Vincent’s Urgent Care Centers: Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford, Shelton or Fairfield. You must have immunization records from your Primary Care Physician before making an appointment with the SVUHCC (see next paragraph).
What immunizations will I need?
No student will be allowed to register for classes or begin clinical experiences until proof of immunization is complete and submitted to the St. Vincent’s Urgent Health Care Clinic, and the student is health cleared. Prior to scheduling an appointment, you must have your physician fill out the Student Health Services Student Immunization Requirements Form (click here). This COMPLETED/ SIGNED form must be brought with you at the time of your health assessment appointment at the Urgent Care Center. This process may take several weeks so please do not delay.
What is a background check?
The College is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. We have engaged Evolution Consulting, LLC to perform background checks on all incoming students. You will receive a “Background Clearance Authorization” form with your acceptance letter. Students must have a clear background check in order to register for classes.
For details see the ACCEPTED STUDENTS page of this website.