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Procedures Prior to Registration

There are some requirements that are to be met prior to course registration.  Students are required to submit Health History, meet with their Academic Advisor(s) and have a clear balance or financial agreement before they can begin the Course Registration process.

Health History

Before enrolling, all Gallaudet University students must submit a health history form to Student Health Services (SHS).   Students cannot register for classes until the form has been submitted and approved as providing the requirement proof of immunizations.  Student Health Services (SHS) does not provide immunization services, and students will be referred to an off-campus clinic that provides immunizations at the student's expense.

District of Columbia law also requires students under the age of 26 at the time of matriculation to provide proof of the following immunizations:

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) or documentation of the disease
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria booster within the past 10 years
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) twice at age 12 months or older or evidence of immunity by titre;
  • Tuberculin (Mantoux) PPD 5 TU within twelve months prior to enrollment
  • Salk Polio vaccine within the past five years or evidence of oral polio vaccine (TOPV) series
  • Hepatitis B and Meningococcal

Students over the age of 26 at the time of matriculation are required to have had a Tetanus/Diphtheria booster within the past 10 years and the Tuberculin (Mantoux) PPD 5 TU within twelve months prior to enrollment. 

Academic Advising

Students should meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for courses.  Students can find the name of their advisor when they login to the BISON web site, or by consulting their academic department or appropriate advising office.

  • Undergraduate Students with Declared Majors: 
    Consult your faculty advisor in the academic department.
  • Undergraduate Students with Undeclared Majors and Special Students: 
    Consult the Academic Advising Office.
  • Graduate Students:
    Consult your faculty advisor in the academic department.
  • Graduate Special Students:
    Consult the Assistant Dean, Graduate School Curriculum, Policy, and Operations.

Business Registration (Fee Payment)

Per Gallaudet University's policy, the account balance must be paid in full each semester at posted dates before the student can register for courses and enroll for the next semester or obtain diploma and transcript upon graduation. Student may still register for the next semester if they have made arrangements with the Student Finance Services and signed a Promissory note. Gallaudet University does not offer deferral or payment installment plans. Students have full access to their student financial account via login to

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