What is a UIN and when will you get one?
The Universal Identification Number (UIN) is a nine-digit number issued to a student and considered the student identification number. You will receive a UIN after you complete your initial application and your documents are sent to the Office of Admissions. This process could take one to two months after you complete your application.
What vaccines or health screenings must I have to be a student at A&M?
The law does not specify which Meningitis vaccine students must receive. The vaccine covering types A, C, W, Y (Menveo, Menactra) is the vaccine that covers the predominant strains of bacteria causing meningitis in this region. It is the most common meningitis vaccine that is currently administered. The Meningitis B vaccine (Trumenba, Bexsero) is available as well. While Meningitis B is less common in this region, outbreaks on college campuses in other parts of the country have occurred. Students and parents should discuss with their healthcare provider which vaccines are most appropriate for their own circumstance. For additional information regarding the variances in Meningitis vaccines, please visit the CDC Meningitis Vaccine website.
Tuberculosis (TB) screening is required for all incoming international students that were born in, resided in, or traveled to a high-risk country* for more than three (3) months. Many students complete the TB screening once they arrive at Texas A&M. Students are also welcome to complete the TB screening prior to arrival. Submission requirements include the Tuberculosis Screening Form
and a copy of the blood test results (lab report).
View the American College Health Association guidelines
for a list of these specific countries, or find these countries on the Tuberculosis Screening Form.
Newly admitted international students automatically have an immunization deficiency hold placed on their account. The hold is removed once the appropriate documentation and/or test results have been provided to SHS. The immunization deficiency hold will keep a student from registering for classes, but does not affect his/her VISA, immigration status, admission to Texas A&M, or ability to participate in the new student conference.