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    Accepted Applicants

    Accepted Student Requirements

     

    Admissions Acceptance Seat Deposit

    Students who have accepted an offer of admission must submit a non-refundable seat deposit of $500.00 within two-weeks of accepting admission.  This fee is applied to the balance of the tuition and fees for the first semester.  This fee will not be returned to students who do not matriculate into the LMU OTD Program.

     

    Immunizations, Tuberculosis Screening, and Urine Drug Screening Policy

    Prior to matriculation and prior to beginning fieldwork/capstone experiences, students must have a licensed health care provider verify the student’s immunization, tuberculosis screening, and urine drug screening status relative to the requirements listed below. Matriculating students receive the forms for the health care provider to complete with the matriculation packet and enrolled students receive these forms prior to beginning fieldwork/capstone experiences. Fieldwork and Capstone Affiliates may have additional requirements. Students are responsible for all costs associated with obtaining the Program’s requirements and any additional requirements of Fieldwork and Capstone Affiliates.

    Students must submit their immunization record, tuberculosis screening results, and urine drug screen results to the online central screening service by the Program’s submission due dates. Matriculating students are notified of submission due dates via email and the U.S. mailing address provided by the student. Enrolled students are notified via University-issued student email accounts of submission due dates for the Fieldwork and Capstone Phase during the Fall 2 semester of the Didactic Phase. This provides students with sufficient time to complete all requirements. Failure to submit complete and signed documents by the Program’s due dates may result in a delay of matriculation and will result in a delay of the start of fieldwork or capstone experiences. Program faculty and staff responsible for confirming proof of vaccination, immunity, and tuberculosis and urine drug screening results review these documents after obtaining written permission from the student.

     

    Listed below are the Program’s immunization and tuberculosis and drug screening requirements.

    • Proof of TdAp and polio vaccine
    • Proof of meningococcal vaccine
    • Negative PPD screening for tuberculosis
      • If prior history of tuberculosis, BCG vaccination, or positive PPD, must provide negative chest x-ray and/or negative QuantiFERON-TB Gold test within 6 months of matriculation
    • Proof of initial vaccination in Hepatitis B series
    • Urine drug screen (14 panel testing) negative except for prescribed substances
    • Proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella
      • Qualitative or quantitative antibody titers for MMR
      • If any of the three components show insufficient immunity, a booster vaccination and recheck of titer 6 weeks later is required
    • Proof of immunity against varicella
      • Qualitative or quantitative antibody titers for varicella
      • History of infection is not considered proof of immunity
      • If antibody titer is negative, booster vaccination and recheck of titer 6 weeks later is required
    • Proof of annual influenza vaccination.

    Required prior to starting fieldwork and/or capstone rotations:

    • Proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella, if not provided at matriculation
      • Qualitative or quantitative antibody titers for MMR
      • If any of the three components show insufficient immunity, a booster and recheck of titer 6 weeks later will be required
    • Proof of immunity against varicella, if not provided at matriculation
      • Qualitative or quantitative antibody titers for varicella
      • History of infection is not considered proof of immunity
      • If antibody titer is negative, booster vaccination and recheck of titer 6 weeks later is required
    • Proof of immunity against hepatitis B, if not provided at matriculation
      • Proof of completion of 3 injection series (takes 7 months to complete)
      • Qualitative or quantitative antibody titers showing immunity to Hepatitis B, ideally drawn 6-12 weeks after completion of 3 injection series
      • If antibody titers are negative 6-12 weeks following completion of Hepatitis B series, a second series of 3 injections needs to be completed, with antibody titers drawn 6-12 weeks following completion
      • If antibody titers are negative following second series of 3 injections (per protocol), and proof of completion of two full series of vaccinations is provided, student will be considered a “non-responder” to Hepatitis B immunization
    • Negative PPD screening for tuberculosis within 6 months of starting rotations
      • If prior history of tuberculosis, BCG vaccination, or positive PPD, must provide negative chest x-ray and/or QuantiFERON-TB Gold test within 6 months of starting rotations
    • Urine drug screen (14 panel testing) negative with the exception of prescribed medication


    Note:
    Though proof of Hepatitis B immunity is not required until the start of rotations, if you have completed the Hepatitis B vaccination series, it is advisable to provide proof of immunity prior to matriculation.

    Students with a religious exemption or medical contraindication may seek exemption from the above requirements by contacting the Program Director. The Program’s Fieldwork and Capstone Affiliates may not allow for exemptions to the above requirements and may have additional requirements.