Enrollment

Once the applicant is recommended for admission, an email will be sent to the email address on file requesting the applicant to log into the application system and accept the admission offer. A one-time, non-refundable $50 placement fee is required upon admission acceptance that secures the student's seat for matriculation.

Initial matriculation takes place in the fall semester. Failure to register in the term for which admission is granted requires an application for readmission. Graduate students are permitted to register at any time beginning the first day of advance registration. Instructions for adding/dropping courses will be email to students.

Upon admission, all GSBS students are subject to the requirements listed in the TTUHSC El Paso Institutional Student Handbook Code of Professional and Academic Conduct, the GSBS Student Handbook and GSBS Catalog.

After submitting the placement fee, the GSBS main office will email new students the following important information:

  1. New student orientation date.
  2. Laboratory Safety trainings that must be completed prior the first day of classes.
  3. HIPAA Privacy & Security Training.
  4. CANVAS training.
  5. Student Business Services information.
  6. Student Services information.
  7. Immunization requirements.

Required Immunizations: In order to protect the health of our TTUHSC El Paso community all entering students are required to provide proof of the following, regardless of whether they have had any history of the disease. All requirements must be submitted prior to new student orientation.

  1. Two immunizations for varicella (chicken pox) or a titer proving immunity
  2. Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella or a titer proving immunity
  3. A two-step tuberculosis skin test administered within the last 12 months
  4. The hepatitis B series
  5. A tetanus/diphtheria (Td) vaccine
  6. A Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine; for adults, a one-time dose starting in 2005
  7. A meningococcal vaccine (MCV); for adults 22 and younger, administered within the last five years

Immunization requirements are based on regulations, guidelines and recommendations available as of November, 2013 from the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). See attached CDC Healthcare Worker Vaccination Recommendations (2013). HSCEP OP 75.11., Attachment A-Health Surveillance Program for Students.

Immunization requirements and titers must be submitted to the Office of Occupational Health electronically by uploading documents to the to the OmniMD portal. Immunization requirements must be completed within 30 days after the fall semester starts.