Access to Academic Records
The office of the University Registrar can provide confirmation of registration, enrollment, or degree status upon request by the student. Certification of full- or part-time enrollment cannot be provided until after students are enrolled for the quarter in question. After conferral, students can verify an awarded degree through an official transcript or degree certification.
Certification of Enrollment or Degrees
The office of the University Registrar can provide confirmation of registration, enrollment, or degree status upon request by the student. The printed certification can be used whenever enrollment or degree verification is required for car insurance, loan deferments, medical coverage, scholarship purposes, and so on. Within Axess, students are able to print an official certification at no charge. Certification of full- or part-time enrollment cannot be provided until after students are enrolled for the quarter in question.
All undergraduates validly registered at Stanford are considered to be in good standing for the purposes of enrollment certification.
Degrees are conferred quarterly, but diplomas are issued in accordance to the distribution dates. After conferral, students can verify an awarded degree through an official transcript or degree certification. Requests for transcripts or degree certifications can go through Axess or our Document Ordering Portal.
Electronic official transcripts are available free of charge through Axess or our Document Ordering Portal. Classes do not appear on any student's transcript until after the final study list deadline of that quarter. The university reserves the right to withhold transcripts or records of students with unmet obligations to the university.
Third Party Validation
Stanford University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as its agent for purposes of third party enrollment and degree verification. The NSC will be able to verify degrees and enrollment for only those students who have not placed a privacy block on their academic record. The student's name when enrolled, Social Security Number or Student ID, and date of birth will be required for identification purposes and enrollment or degree verification. All third parties should contact the National Student Clearinghouse by phone or visit their website for current enrollment and degree verification information, instructions, and fees.
As a general proposition, only information classified by the University as directory information (see "Directory Information") can be confirmed to inquirers other than the student.
Students interested in obtaining a transcript or certification can learn more on the Student Services website.
Academic Records & Enrollment
Office of the University Registrar