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Jun 6, 2023
Office of the Registrar
Registrar Certifications and Verifications
Chapel Hall 101
A list of office forms is online.
Students may submit to the Registrar’s Office a signed request for certification/verification of enrollment status for the current active term/semester or summer session, the most current academic year, or a full enrollment history. Instructions and printable PDF forms are available online.
Students may also request declared major programs, “academic standing,” anticipated date of graduation, and degree award certification. Only academic information is certified. The Registrar’s Office strongly advises not to request release of your SSN with your certification.
Students may request up to 5 certification copies per signed request and are asked to give good accurate delivery information for each certification request.
National Student Clearinghouse will certify current enrollment, degree award, career, and anticipated date of graduation for institutions outside Gallaudet.
Its database is used by:
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database designed for student aid processes and tracking.
If you need certification of active student status, enrollment, anticipated date of graduation, and degree award for your non-private Department of Education – Federal Student Loans, known as “Direct Student Loans” under Title IV, please bring your deferment forms to the Registrar’s Office.
Be sure to complete your student information areas, make your selections, and sign/date the deferment form before submitting. Include your lender’s full business name, the office/department of attention, mailing address, and facsimile number with your form if not already given by your lender on the deferment form. Do not enter any information in the authorized official’s certification area.
All University information will be certified from current official records. Once your deferment has been approved, your lender can access NSDLS to confirm your continued enrollment status with Gallaudet.
These certifications will only be valid while you are enrolled at least half-time status with Gallaudet (summers excluded).
The following forms may be submitted to the Registrar’s Office with a student signed release. The Registrar’s Office will complete them with a signature and seal and then send them to the requested address.
Students may have special forms to show enrollment status and program information (possibly including tuition/fee information for a semester). Students should submit a student certification request form with student information and delivery information. Gallaudet University uses Social Security Numbers for identification, a U.S. standard that will differ from identification numbers used in other countries.
Students may submit their forms in English only to the Registrar’s Office for appropriate review and processing. Forms in another foreign language and/or lacking English instructions may require special servicing. The foreign instructions and areas of requested certification information may need to be officially transliterated by a special university transliteration/interpreting service acknowledged by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACROA).
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Foreign countries may require documents to be certified to be acceptable. An "Authentication" and "Apostille" certifies the signature and the position of the official who has executed, issued, or certified a copy of a document. The sole function of an apostille or authentication is to...
Guideline Type: Certifications & Verifications
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