New Student Information

Welcome Carleton Class of 2019!

Please read this page in its entirety before submitting any information.
(Additional detailed instructions are located to the right under "Related Documents".) 

Please access our mySHAC patient portal and complete two required items by August 1, 2015:

1) Enter your Immunization Information. 

2) Complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Form.

IMPORTANT - Please read the following before submitting your information online:

All incoming Carleton students are REQUIRED to:

  • Submit dates of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). Evidence of two (2) doses is required.
  • Submit date of immunization against tetanus and diphtheria (Tdap preferred, Td also acceptable). Must have been received after September 1, 2005.
  • Provide a copy of your immunization record via upload, mail, fax or e-mail to Student Health and Counseling (see below for contact information).
  • Complete the online Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment form. If you answer "Yes" to any of the Risk Assessment questions, you will then need to meet with your health care provider and ask them to complete and sign the TB Clinical Documentation Form. Submit this form along with hardcopy results of an Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test (recommended, especially for international students) or a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST, PPD, or Mantoux), and chest x-ray (if applicable), performed after March 15, 2015.

 Note:  If you do not complete your Immunization Information and the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Form online or if you are not compliant with all the required immunizations, you will not be allowed to register for Winter Term classes.  Based on individual circumstances, there may be other requirements or recommendations.

Note to International Students:

  • If possible, complete the required immunizations and TB testing before leaving your country.  Immunizations and other medical treatments may be more costly in the United States.  The Carleton Student Injury & Sickness Plan may cover required immunizations in certain circumstances.  However, there will be expenses if you need to have a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST, PPD, or Mantoux), IGRA blood test or a chest x-ray in the United States.
  • International students needing immunizations upon arrival on campus should make an appointment at SHAC to review immunization coverage provided by the Carleton Student Injury & Sickness Plan.
  • All students from countries with a high incidence of TB who have not had an IGRA blood test will be required to attend a TB screening appointment within two weeks of their arrival at Carleton.  During that session, students will discuss their risk factors with one of SHAC's health care providers and will be required to have an IGRA test.  At this time the IGRA test is covered by Carleton's Student Injury & Sickness Plan for International students only.
  • Students from countries where an IGRA blood test is not available must still submit the TB Clinical Documentation Form with results of a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST, PPD, or Mantoux) performed after March 15, 2015, due to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

To enter your Immunization Information and complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Form, logon to the OSH Portal using your Carleton Username and Password at

Contact information:

Student Health and Counseling
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 222-4080
(507) 222-5038 (fax)

Secure Messaging System:

Since e-mail is not a secure medium, SHAC uses a protected e-messaging system for students to communicate confidentially with medical and counseling staff at SHAC.  To access this system, visit the “mySHAC” online patient portal and login using your Carleton Username and Password.

When you receive a secure message from SHAC staff, a notification directing you to the web portal will appear in your Carleton e-mail account.  You  will be notified via an e-mail with a subject line titled “mySHAC Patient Portal: New Message”. To ensure that your e-mail provider accepts these messages, make sure you enter the originating e-mail address (<>) into your address book.

Additional information:

Flu shots and other immunizations are available on-campus multiple times throughout the year, beginning fall term.  Check our immunization webpage for specific dates.

From the Minnesota Department of Health:

Information on Minnesota's College Immunization Law

Meningococcal Disease and the Vaccine:  What College Students need To Know

Hepatitis Disease Information

During the summer months (June 15-August 14), Student Health and Counseling has limited office hours.  There will be limited staffing during this time to address Immunization and TB questions.  We will resume regular Monday-Friday hours on August 17, 2015.  The best way to reach us during the summer is via email (  You may also contact us by phone (507-222-4080) and leave a voice message.