Health Insurance and Immunizations

As a foreign national student, BOR Policy 3.14 requires that you have credible health insurance as determined by the SD Board of Regents. You are responsible for purchasing health insurance coverage that meets BOR Policy 3.14 requirements, any federal visa requirements, and IRS regulations (see Policy 3:14). For detailed IRS regulations please click here.   

The South Dakota Board of Regents has identified several health insurance plan design options for you to choose from, the acceptable plans are outlined below.  You will be required to provide proof of coverage the International Programs Office. If you do not provide proof of insurance, you will not be able to enroll in any SD Board of Regents university. However, under limited circumstances, SDBOR may waive this requirement if a student provides adequate proof of coverage by completing the Health Insurance Waiver Request Form. The following reasons will qualify you for a waiver of the health insurance requirement:

  • Embassy Sponsored Insurance – Documentation due no later than 10/1.
  • Employer Sponsored (including Medical Evacuation and Repatriation)
  • ISEP Exchange
  • Indefinite Residence
  • Provide Documentation of SD Domicile based on Visa Status (defined by BOR)
  • Athletics.
  • Government sponsored insurance: In order to be waived you must provide a letter from the insurance provider guaranteeing credible coverage in the United States.

 Insurance Carrier

International Student Insurance (ISO),

Toll free: (800) 244-1180

General: (212) 262-8922

Plan Design Options: Please choose one of the following plans to fit your needs.

  • Compass Silver
  • Compass Gold
  • ISO Medi 1
  • Conformity Unlimited – Affordable Care Act Compliant

To compare plans click here.

Proof of coverage is required by the add/drop date, September 4, 2014 as specified by the academic calendar, and should be provided to the International Programs Office. If you do not provide proof of coverage you will be withdrawn from DSU. Please contact us if you have any questions.


All students are obligated to demonstrate immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.

Acceptable Evidence of Immunity to MMR Includes:

  • Immunization record which specifies administration of two doses of the MMR vaccine.
  • Medical laboratory report that proves immunity to MMR. i.e., Titer Reports.

You will not be able to register for classes if you do not comply with the immunizations policy.

Meningococcal and Hepatitis B vaccines are recommended. Please visit DSU Health Services for further information.

Last Updated: 7/16/14