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The Office of the Registrar can certify enrollment, registration, graduation status, and academic standing for current students and alumni. We can also process deferments for school loans. Any information that is based on and supported by the academic record of the student can be certified. Requests take approximately three business days to complete, but may take longer depending on the nature of the request. Requests may also take longer during especially busy times of the year such as the first two weeks of the semester. Students should complete a Request for Certification Services form to submit a request.
Common Types of Certifications:
Letters of Academic Standing are produced for current students who request confirmation of their academic standing at the university. The letter will only state whether or not the student is in good academic standing. Any additional information, such as GPA or Dean’s List status, must be specifically indicated on the request form.
Letters of Enrollment are used for a variety of purposes, including parking permits, loan deferments, and insurance verifications. These letters primarily certify the semesters in which a student is or has been enrolled; the dates of those semesters; and the student’s enrollment status (full-time, half-time, or less-than-half-time). Other information can be included as long as it can be supported by the student’s academic record. Only past and present semesters can be certified for enrollment. A Letter of Registration can be provided for a future term provided the student is registered for classes at the time of the request.
Letters of Graduation are used to confirm that an individual has completed a degree program and been awarded a degree from the university. These letters primarily certify the degree that was awarded and the date of graduation. Other information can be included as long as it can be supported by the student’s academic record.
Half-Time/Full-Time Certification (Graduate students only)
The Half-Time/Full-Time Certification form can be used by graduate students to update their enrollment status. Students must complete the form, obtain their advisor's signature, and submit it to their Dean's Office for approval. Once approved, students may request a certification letter with their new enrollment status indicated.
Letters of Invitation can be used by current students to invite friends and/or family members to the United States. These letters are mostly requested to invite family members to the graduation ceremony or persons to visit while the student is pursuing a degree. Students must be currently enrolled to request a letter of invitation for a visit or must have applied for graduation to request a letter of invitation for the graduation ceremony. The request must include the proper spelling of each visitor's name and his or her relationship to the student requesting the letter. You are strongly encouraged to print neatly or type the names for a Letter of Invitation to ensure proper spelling in the final letter.
Loan Deferment Forms
Loan Deferment Forms, once submitted to a lender, may allow a student to defer repayment of a student loan. Typically, these forms certify a student’s enrollment dates, status, and anticipated date of graduation. Lenders will usually provide a student with the deferment form, but if one has not been provided, the Office of the Registrar can produce an enrollment letter. Only past and present semesters can be certified. If a semester has not yet started, it is not a “present semester” - even if registration exists.
Professional Certifications can be used to verify the professional education for past and present students (mostly for Medical School and Law School students). All materials must be provided to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the request. Medical licensure applications will generally require the student’s dates of attendance and date of degree. Some forms may ask the department to certify that an attached photograph is indeed the student. State bar applications vary greatly from state to state in their requirements. Some professional certifications must be completed at each individual professional office. The Office of the Registrar will work with the Medical School or the Law School to complete the request.