Continuing Studies COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Starting in the Fall 2021 term, all undergraduate, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and Continuing Studies students (age 12 and older) who intend to be on campus for any period of time will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A person is considered fully vaccinated when they are two weeks or more beyond the receipt of their second dose in a two-dose vaccine or two weeks or more beyond the receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine. You, or parents/guardians of students under the age of 13, will need to to submit proof of vaccination or a request for a medical or religious exemption. 

Step 1 - Activate your SAIC email account

Important: After enrolling in your course(s), it will take up to 2 business days before you are able to activate your SAIC account.

The student will need to have an active SAIC account login. This is not the same login used to register for courses online. Once you have received a Confirmation Email with the student’s ID number, you will be able to activate the SAIC account.

Go to password.artic.edu to activate your SAIC account.

 


Step 2 - Submit your proof of COVID-19 vaccination

The student will need to upload Proof of Vaccination to Patient Portal (Medicat).

Important: After activating your SAIC email account, it will take up to 2 business days before you are able to upload your proof of vaccination. 

Submit your Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination at saic.medicatconnect.com.

 

 


FAQ

 

Proof of your COVID-19 vaccine must be submitted prior to the start of the fall term.

If you’ve received your COVID-19 vaccine and do not have a record, please contact your vaccine provider. If you have further questions, please contact Health Services at healthservices@saic.edu.

If you intend to be on campus for any period of time, for any reason, starting in the fall 2021 term, you are required to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. If you’ve received your COVID-19 vaccine and do not have a record, please contact your vaccine provider. If you have further questions, please contact Health Services at healthservices@saic.edu.

If you choose not to get vaccinated, you may take online classes, but you will not be able to access SAIC’s facilities.

 

Yes. A student’s COVID-19 vaccination status will be maintained in a confidential manner by Health Services using the Medicat system. A student’s vaccine status will only be shared with School officials who have a need to know the status in order to fulfill their job responsibilities. For example, before a student can attend classes, a student’s vaccination status will be shared with a staff member in Continuing Studies to enable them to confirm that the student is eligible to be on campus.

COVID-19 vaccines are required for all Continuing Studies students who intend to be on campus for any period of time starting in the fall 2021 term. If you do not intend to be on campus at any time, you do not need to provide proof of vaccination.

We understand that not all students currently have access to an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine. We are very interested in working with you to develop a plan that best meets your needs. 

According to the CDC, all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the US have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. If you intend to be on campus for any period of time, for any reason, starting in the fall 2021 term, you are required to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. If you choose not to get vaccinated, you may continue to take your classes remotely, but you will not be able to access SAIC’s facilities, including residence halls.