Newly Admitted Students: What’s Next?

Newly admitted SPA graduate students are required to provide several types of documentation following notice of admission:

Immunization Requirement

New York State Law 2165 stipulates that all college students must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. The Baruch College Medical Records Unit process the immunization requirement. The Unit is housed in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, yet it manages both undergraduate and graduate immunization records. All immunization inquires, documentation, and the Immunization Form must be sent to the Medical Records Unit at the address indicated.

There a few ways to provide proof of immunization:

1. Download the Immunization Record Form and have your health care provider complete and stamp it, then submit it to the Medical Record Unit.

2. Request a copy of your immunization records be sent from your undergraduate institution to the Medical Records Unit at Baruch College.

3. Submit an immunization titre (blood test to confirm immunity) to the Medical Records Unit. This can be done through your own doctor, or the Baruch College Student Health Care Center. You must present your letter of admission to the Student Health Care Center when visiting for your test. The center charges a fee of $60, payable by cash, check, credit, or debit. Your results will not be automatically forwarded on your behalf; you must submit the titre documentation after you receive it. A copy of the laboratory report must be included with the Immunization Record form.

Immunization records must have an official stamp. The name on your medical records must match the name on your Baruch application. If it does not, name change documentation must be provided.

Proof of NY State Residency (not required for enrollment)

After you declare your intent to enroll and submit your tuition deposit, a determination is made regarding residency status based upon the information submitted in your application. Further documentation may need to be provided to determine in-state eligibility. Students will be asked to complete a Residency Application Form. It is submitted to School of Public Affairs Graduate Admissions. Students who do not qualify or fail to provide all required documentation will be considered out-of-state students and will be expected to pay non-resident tuition fees.

Please see tuition and fees for in- and out-of-state rates.

International Student Visa

International students must have a F-1 Student Visa or a J-1 Exchange Student Visa to study in the United States. Admitted international students are required to complete the International Student Supplement and submit all required documentation, a Certification of Finances, and an Affidavit of Support.


Please note: newly-admitted students will be notified about student orientations by email prior to the beginning of the spring or fall semesters. 


If you have questions about newly admitted graduate student requirements, please contact:

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