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Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Required

Effective October 1, 2013, all new students and those who are returning after a one semester absence and under the age of 22 will be required to show evidence that they have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination or eligible for an exemption prior to enrolling.  The vaccination dose or booster must be during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class or prior to moving into on-campus housing (whichever is applicable).  Students taking online courses only (no on-campus based courses) are not required to have the vaccination. Send evidence of the vaccination or qualified exemption to UTPB Admissions, 4901 E University Blvd, Odessa, TX  79762. For more information about the immunization requirements and exclusions, please refer to the Texas Department of Health Services, Immunization Branch (MC 1946), PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347.  Exemption information based on Medical reasons or for reasons of conscience can be found at "College Vaccine Requirements".

Application Deadlines:

Entering Freshmen and International Students:

  • Fall Semester - July 15
  • Spring Semester - November 15
  • Summer Term - April 15

Transfer Students & Non-Degree & Summer Transients:

Transfer students may apply through the registration dates. However, to provide better advising services to the students it is strongly recommended that the application and all required documentation be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the date of enrollment.


There is no application deadline for audit (non-credit) applications.

Graduate Students

For graduate student application information, please see Office of Graduate Studies

Application Fee:

There is no fee to submit an application