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Upon admission to Boston College, exchange students are automatically enrolled in the BC student medical insurance plan. Massachusetts law requires international students to have medical insurance underwritten by a U.S.-based insurance carrier. All exchange students are required to be insured through the BC medical plan. Enrollment in the Boston College Medical Plan is mandatory and may not be waived. Exchange students will be billed for the BC Medical Plan.


All incoming exchange students are required to have the following immunizations before arrival:  three Hepatitis B; 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella); a Tdap within the past ten years and a completed TB questionnaire found in the acceptance materials that from the Office of International Programs which are sent after admission. In addition, students who are living in on-campus housing must have had the meningitis vaccine.