Due to regulations mandated by the State of South Dakota, ALL students applying to a post-secondary institution must document their immune status for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
Proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine; OR two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine; OR proof of history of the diseases are required. If you are not able to receive the required MMR immunizations due to medical or religious reasons, you may choose to complete an exemption form which may be obtained from the Admissions Office. Students who fail to provide the required proof of immunizations or exemption will be refused class registration until in compliance.
Please download, fill out, and submit the form below or please provide a record generated by your physician or clinic to the Admissions Office.
South Dakota state law states that immunizations are required for students entering public or private post-secondary educational institutions in South Dakota. Thus, any such student entering Mitchell Technical College, must, within 45 days after the start of classes, present to the Office of Academic Affairs certification from a licensed physician that the student has received or is in the process of receiving the required two doses of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella.
As an alternative to the requirement for a physician's certification, the student may present:
- Certification from a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the student would be such that immunization would endanger the student’s life or health;
- Certification from a licensed physician stating the student has experienced the natural disease against which the immunization protects;
- Confirmation from a laboratory of the presence of adequate immunity; or
- A written statement signed by the student that the student is an adherent to a religious doctrine whose teachings are opposed to such immunizations. If the student is under the age of eighteen, the written statement shall be signed by one parent or guardian.
Some programs, notably in the medical professions, may have additional immunization requirements for admission. These requirements will be included in the admissions materials provided to prospective students in these programs.