Stanford University has contracted with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide enrollment certification service to students free of charge. You will be able to generate and print an NSC enrollment certification directly from your computer. This is equivalent to an official Stanford enrollment certification. Stanford University will not fill out third party forms; students must obtain an enrollment certification and attach it to any forms.
The enrollment certification document can be used whenever enrollment certification or student status is required for scholarship purposes, medical coverage, loan deferments, car insurance, etc. For employment purposes see Degree Certification below. Due to the large number of requests, Stanford University does not provide individualized or personal requests. However, students may obtain a cover letter (in person at the Student Services Center) to accompany the certification which explains Stanford's policy and can be attached to the certification.
Stanford University certifies current or past enrollment. Stanford cannot certify enrollment for future quarters (even for the current academic year).
An enrollment certification, also known as enrollment verification, contains information about your enrollment status at Stanford for each term. An enrollment certification:
Provides confirmation of registration and enrollment
Does NOT include individual course/grade/unit information, or GPA, or class rank
Is provided at no charge when ordered on Axess via the Student Center tab (see How to request an official enrollment certification)
Start and end dates of each quarter
Status: less than 1/2; half-time; full-time
Expected graduation date
|Career||Full-time||Half-time||Less than half-time|
|Undergraduate||12 or more||8-11||7 or less|
|Graduate||8 or more||6-7||5 or less|
|GSB (MBA)||11 or more||6-10||5 or less|
|LAW||9 or more||6-8||5 or less|
|Medicine (MD)||9 or more||6-8||5 or less|
|Graduate (Graduation Quarter)||Considered full-time when enrolled in an 801 or 802 course and in Graduation Quarter status.|
|TGR||Considered full-time when enrolled in an 801 or 802 course and in TGR status.|
Note: Work necessary to complete units from previous quarters does not count toward the current quarter.
Stanford sends student enrollment information to the NSC at the beginning of each term. Students should allow 1 to 2 weeks for the NSC to process data, whereby it will be available on your Enrollment Certification. Additional enrollment information is sent throughout the remainder of the term. If you recently made changes to your enrollment and would like an enrollment certification that reflects these changes, please allow time for the NSC information to be updated. If you are unable to wait, you may request an enrollment certification in person at the Student Services Center located at Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor.
Those with Axess accounts must order official printed certifications using Axess. Students will be redirected to the National Student Clearinghouse and will be able to print an enrollment certification.
Go to the Student Center tab from the Axess home page
In the Academics section, select ‘Request Enrollment Certification’ from the drop down menu
You will be automatically redirected to the NSC
If you have reported a social security number to Stanford University, but are directed to Stanford's request page instead of the NSC self-service site, there may be a problem with your social security number. In this instance, go to the Student Services Center located at Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor, with your ID and original social security card.
Students who do not have a social security number can now use the NSC self-service enrollment certification. Please note that certification of full-time or part-time enrollment cannot be provided until after the quarterly study list is filed.
Students without Axess accounts can order proof of past enrollment or verification of a degree by visiting our online Document Ordering Portal or by visiting the Student Services Center. If you experience any technical issues with requesting your certification, please file a Service Request if you have any questions.