International students must provide official written medical proof of freedom from tuberculosis through either a negative skin or blood test or results of a chest X-ray that was given in the United States within the last year.

Out-of-country students must undergo testing for freedom from tuberculosis upon arrival in the United States during orientation week. Tuberculosis testing done in countries other than the United States will not be accepted. International transfer applicants must provide official written medical proof of freedom from tuberculosis, through either a negative skin or blood test or chest X-ray that was given inside the United States within the last one (1) year.

DTS does recommend that all prospective students have adequate immunizations for diphtheria; rubeola, rubella, mumps; tetanus and poliomyelitis (see Texas Department of Health’s Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule).

Be prepared for you and your dependents to be tested for Tuberculosis during the week of orientation. More information will be provided. Your cost for the required test will be approximately $30 – $50 USD per family member. If the initial test comes back positive, then an x-ray must be done, which will cost an additional $80.