Requirements for New Students

To avoid interruption in your class registration, please complete the following requirements as soon as possible.

1. Required Immunizations

COVID-19 vaccine update (April 11, 2023):
COVID-19 vaccine is no longer mandated for students to attend FIT, but strongly encouraged. More details regarding the end of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is available at the April 11, 2023 SUNY press release.

All students who attend in person classes and access campus facilities and resources must comply with the following requirements:

New, Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students must upload the required immunization documentations to the FIT Health Portal by May 21, 2024, 11:59 PM ET prior to Registration. Please note that students will not be able to register for classes unless all of their immunization documentations noted above have been submitted.

Religious and medical exemptions will be reviewed for consideration. Exemptions requests must be submitted to the FIT Health Portal by May 3, 2024, 11:59 PM ET. All requests received by the deadline are considered and reviewed, but approval is not guaranteed. Decisions are final, not subject to appeal, and will be shared in a determination letter sent to your FIT email. Requests received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please see Immunization Requirements for more details.

2. Fill out Health Forms Online

All students are required to fill out the Health History Form and Notice of Privacy Practices and Consent Form online. Information will be kept on file in order to provide health care services to the student during their enrollment at FIT. All information is confidential.

To fill out the health forms, log in to the FIT health portal with your FIT username and password and click My Forms.

3. Underage Students

Are you under 18 years of age?

If so, your parent or guardian must complete a Parental Medical Consent Form. It must be completed in full by your parent or guardian. Information will be kept on file in order to provide health care services to you during your enrollment at FIT.

To fill out the parental medical consent form, log in to the FIT health portal with your FIT username and password and click My Forms.

4. Health Insurance

FIT has a mandatory health insurance policy for full-time students. All full-time domestic and international students with 12 credits or more are automatically enrolled and billed for the student health insurance. Graduate full time students (9 credit hours overall) are also automatically enrolled and billed for this health insurance. See: Student Health Insurance

You must confirm your enrollment to the student health insurance plan to receive your insurance card. If you do not confirm, you will receive your insurance card after September 15 (fall semester) or February 15 (spring semester).

Do you have your own health insurance?

You may be excused from mandatory insurance if you have equal or better ACA-compliant health coverage from another U.S.-based company. In order to waive the mandatory insurance, you must complete and submit an online waiver form at by the waiver deadline.

Learn more about using health insurance in the US including tips at our Health Insurance Basics page.


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