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Academic Certifications and Verifications
Chapel Hall 101
Plenty of organizations, institutions, and services may require proof of your being enrolled at Gallaudet University, including insurance companies, scholarship providers, military officials, prospective employers, student housing providers, and more.
For these situations, you’ll want an academic verification from the University. Enrollment status depends on your being currently registered with the University and having a course schedule on record for the current semester. If you meet these criteria, your signed request for official verification will be completed promptly.
Please note that if a third party has provided a form to you, it is typically advisable that the University return the completed document directly to that party.
Current students may contact the Registrar’s Office by mail, in person, or by facsimile to request proof of enrollment on University letterhead.
Students who want proof of enrollment for their personal information or to show their semester enrollment log to a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Academic Advisor, or various campus business offices may use the “Student Self Service” for enrollment certification of a current term or full enrollment history.
Gallaudet University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide current enrollment and degree verifications/certifications (for academic years after 1999) on its behalf.
Third-party certification/verification requests (i.e. employers, institutions, lenders) seeking to verify the degrees* or enrollment of current or former students should contact the National Student Clearinghouse.
Days/Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Email to Verify Degree: email@example.com
Email to Verify Enrollment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most enrolled students automatically receive student loan deferments. Current student enrollment is reported to the National Student Clearinghouse, and lenders, guarantors, and loan servicers typically provide paperless deferments based on this information.
If you receive a deferment form from your lender or loan servicer, ask the lender to get your enrollment information from the National Student Clearinghouse.
If you still believe a paper deferment form needs to be processed, submit the form to the Registrar’s Office, where it will be forwarded to the Clearinghouse for processing according to its requirements. Check the list of participating lenders and servicers to see if your lending organization offers paperless deferment.
If you wish your information limited in this process, please see the Registrar’s Office’s certification official to discuss your needs. In some cases, the official cover page for the Registrar’s Office will be attached to the document/form for you to submit.
If you are still enrolled and receive a collection letter, contact your lender or loan servicer to verify that your deferment has been processed. If it has not, contact the Clearinghouse at 703-742-4200 and ask to speak to a Student Service Representative. The representative will verify your deferment information and, if you are being threatened with default, intervene on your behalf with your lender/servicer to ensure your deferment is processed on a priority basis.
If contacting a lender about a deferment, tell them to get your enrollment information from the National Student Clearinghouse.
A Certification Supplemental Information Cover Document provides additional information for all third party-requestors. This document will be submitted as needed with enrollment-verification and degree-certification requests sent to the Registrar’s Office.
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