Transfer Student Health Information

  • An out-of-state or out-of-country transfer student must present a health examination that was completed within one year prior to entry into an Illinois school on a comparable form.

    Out-of-state forms are accepted only for students transferring into Illinois schools for the first time. The exam must have been completed within one year prior to the date of entry into an Illinois school and must cover all "required" elements as listed on the Certificate of Child Health Examination form.
    Enrolling for the first time means that the student has never previously attended an Illinois school. The child may be coming from another state, country or may have been home-schooled. The student will need a physical that was completed within one year prior to the date of entry.
    A child who enrolled in an Illinois school, left the state, and then returned to Illinois at a later time, will only be required to obtain a new physical at the required grade levels: Kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade. 
    Any student enrolling for the first time in a public, private, or parochial school in the state of Illinois is required to present proof of an eye examination performed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist. 
    Meningococcal Vaccine requirement of receiving an immunization containing meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) apply to children who transfer into Illinois school programs from other states regardless of the age or grade level at which the child transfers. 
    A transfer student has 30 days upon entry to complete the health requirements.