Kapiolani Community College (KCC) requires that tuberculosis (TB) and measles (rubeola) immunization clearances be submitted prior to registration. Additional information is provided below.
Students may be accepted to KCC without the required clearances, but they will not be able to register for classes until the clearances are received.
Health clearances should be submitted with the UH System Application to the Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC). Please be sure to write the student's full name and UH Number on the health clearances. For more information, see "UH Number" under the Related Links section.
Special Health Requirements
International students have to meet additional health requirements prior to registration. For more information, contact Honda International Center.
Health sciences and nursing students also have to meet additional health requirements that will be explained in their acceptance letters.
Students may request religious exemption to measles immunization requirements, by signing a waiver form and providing a letter claiming exemption status based on membership in a recognized religious organization. The form is available at KISC.
To comply with Hawaii state law, all students must show evidence that they are free of active TB prior to registration. The clearance report must state that the skin test or chest x-ray was negative. The testing must be done in the United States. Non-U.S. reports are not accepted.
The following are acceptable documentation:
- State of Hawaii TB clearance certificate or other medical documentation not more than a year old.
Currently enrolled KCC or UH system students do not need to submit TB clearances. New or returning students, or transfer students from non-UH system colleges must submit TB clearances prior to registration.
TB clearances may be obtained from private physicians, medical clinics, or the University Health Services Manoa. Free testing is also available to students entering college at State of Hawaii Tuberculosis Control Program clinics. For more information, see "University Health Services Manoa" and "Tuberculosis Control Program Clinics" under the Related Links section.
Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Clearance
To comply with Hawaii state law, students born after 1957 must show evidence of measles immunization.
The clearance must indicate:
- Proof of two doses of the measles (rubeola) vaccine; at least one must be a measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine. The first dose must have been given on or after your first birthday;
- Immunity demonstrated by testing of blood antibody titers against measles/mumps/rubella (MMR); or
- Documented history of the disease.
Currently enrolled KCC or UH system students do not need to submit measles immunization clearances. New or returning students, or transfer students from non-UH system colleges born after 1957 must submit measles immunization clearances.
Students should contact their personal physician for their measles immunization record. Students without records may obtain initial and booster immunization shots from private physicians, medical clinics, or the University Health Services Manoa. See the Related Links section.