Regis College and Massachusetts law require that incoming students provide proof of immunization, completed health forms and an updated physical examination prior to their arrival on campus. This applies to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students, and all health science students. Health information must be submitted no later than July 15 for fall enrollment and January 15 for spring enrollment.
Regis has partnered with CastleBranch, a compliance management company, to provide students with a secure online account to manage time sensitive health document requirements. All students must use this platform to upload required documentation. CastleBranch (MyCB) quality assurance specialists will review and verify documentation submittals with a status of complete, incomplete or rejected. When documentation is missing, incomplete or in need of further updating, the student will receive email alerts from MyCB. Regis College Health Services does not accept any hard copies of health records and does not review any records for compliance.
To upload documentation, each new incoming student must first create a secure MyCB account. Click on the “Place Order” field in the upper right corner of the CastleBranch home page. You will then need to put in your package code based on your program of study:
|Student type||MyCB Package Code|
|All incoming first-year students and undergraduate transfer students.||EO10|
|Incoming full-time non-health science and non-nursing graduate students.||EP47|
|Students entering the School of Health Sciences or the Young School of Nursing (with the exception of first-year undergraduate students) will be notified of their MyCB package code by their program coordinators.|
Students should continue their order by placing their personal identifying information and PIN (Regis student ID#) into the designated areas and using their Regis email address which will then become their MyCB username. Graduate students are required to pay a one-time $35 fee to create a MyCB account. (Fees for health science and nursing students may differ.) CastleBranch accepts MasterCard, Visa, debit cards, electronic checks, money orders or installment payments.
Step-by-step instructions on completing the CastleBranch process can be found here.
Massachusetts law requires all full-time undergraduate (12 credits or more), full-time graduate students (9 credits or more), all full and part-time health science students, and all foreign exchange students to have the following immunizations on file:
|MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)||2 doses; the first dose must be given on or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose must be given more than 28 days after the first; laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable. Birth in the U.S. before 1957 is acceptable only for non-health science students.|
|Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis)||1 dose; and history of a DTaP primary series or age appropriate catch-up vaccination. Tdap given at no earlier than the 7th birthday may be counted, but a dose at age 11-12 is recommended if Tdap was given earlier as part of a catch-up schedule. Td should be given if it has been more than 10 years since the previous dose.|
|Hepatitis B||3 doses; or documentation of a positive antibody titer (HbsAB)|
|Varicella (chickenpox)||2 doses; the first dose must be given on or after the 1st birthday and 2nd dose must be given more than 28 days after the first; a reliable history of chickenpox* or laboratory evidence of immunity are acceptable. Birth in the U.S. before 1980 is acceptable only for non-health science students.|
|Meningococcal vaccine||1 dose; 1 dose MenACWY (formerly MCV4) required for all full-time students 21 years of age or younger. The dose of MenACWY vaccine must have been received on or after the student’s 16th birthday. Doses received at younger ages do not count towards this requirement. Students may decline MenACWY vaccine after they have read and signed the MDPH Meningococcal Information and Waiver form. Meningococcal B vaccine is not required and does not meet this requirement.|
* A reliable history of chickenpox includes a diagnosis of chickenpox, or interpretation of parent/guardian description of chickenpox, by a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or designee.
** Medical exemptions (dated statement signed by a physician stating that a vaccine(s) are medically contraindicated for a student) and religious exemptions (dated statement signed by a student or parent/guardian, if the student is <18 years of age, stating that a vaccine(s) are against sincerely held religious beliefs) must be renewed annually, at the start of the school year.
All (non-nursing and non-health science) students are required to complete the Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire. Based on the answers of the questionnaire, some students may be required to have a tuberculin skin test (Mantoux/PPD) or QuantiFERON Gold test and have a medical professional complete the Medical Evaluation for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Form. This is a requirement for all first year undergraduate students.
For more information, please call Health Services at 781.768.7290.