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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

For quickest response to an issue, please submit a ServiceNow Ticket to the Student Services Center. If you prefer to talk to an SSC Specialist, we offer advising sessions via Zoom by appointment. SSC specialists are also available for live chat from LiveChat Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. via the Service Now portal.

Latest information about the University's response to COVID-19 • Academic questions are extensively answered in the TeachAnywhere FAQ • Latest updates for: UndergraduatesGrad Students and Postdocs

See the Registrar's COVID-19 and Academic Continuity page for information for students, faculty, and staff relevant to classes and academic activities and administration. (updated May 21, 2020)


Degree Certifications

Degree Certification (For Employers)

Stanford University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as its agent for purposes of degree verification. The NSC is able to verify degrees for only those students who have not placed a privacy block on their academic record. The student's name when enrolled and date of birth are required for identification purposes and degree verification. An eight digit Student ID number, if known, will help complete the research request faster. Contact the National Student Clearinghouse by phone or their web site for current degree verification information, instructions, and fees.

The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is a national agency that acts on Stanford's behalf to certify enrollment to most national lenders for student loan deferments. Our agreement with the NSC enables third parties to retrieve your enrollment information from the NSC directly, and should eliminate the need for you to submit an enrollment certification form each quarter. You can learn more about the National Student Clearinghouse on their web site. Contact the Student Services Center if your lender is unwilling or cannot use the services provided by the NSC.

Degree Certification (For Alumni)

Alumni who conferred their degree in the past 5 years

Alumni who conferred their degree in the past 5 years can order proof a degree certification document directly through Axess. For an electronic certified PDF only. For a paper version please visit the Student Services Center or Document Ordering Portal.


Electronic Degree Certification

  • Go to the Student tab from the Axess home page

  • In the drop down menu of the "Academics" section select the "Request Degree Certification" option.

  • Select Degree Certification

    • Electronic Degree Certifications:  emailed within 15 minutes.

Paper Degree Certifications

  • Please order in the Document Ordering Portal, allow 3-5 business days for processing.
  • Expedited Shipping is available (See options in Document Ordering Portal)

You need a SUNetID and password. If you do not know your SUNetID or password, file a ticket to University IT (UIT) or visit the UIT SUNet Passwords web site.

Alumni who attended more than 5 years ago


Alumni who attended more than 5 years ago can order proof of past enrollment or verification of a degree by visit our Document Ordering Portal to request electronic or paper degree verifications. In person visit the Student Services Center located at Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor.

Official degree certifications requested by alumni are printed on official Stanford paper and include the signature of the Registrar and seal of the school printed directly on the secure certification paper.

Due to the large number of requests, Stanford University does not provide individualized or personal requests. Students and alumni can ask for a cover letter by emailing  (in person at the Student Services Center) to accompany the certification which explains Stanford's policy and can be attached to the certification.

If you experience any technical issues with requesting your transcript via Axess, please file a Service Request or call Support  at 888-265-0662.