Verification of Enrollment/Degrees

UC Berkeley offers two official verification instruments:

1) Student Self-Service Enrollment Verification

2) Official Verification of Attendance and Degrees

Student Self-Service Enrollment Verification

Student Self-Service Verifications are available to you if you are registered for the current term.

Summer 2016: via Bear Facts (under Academic Records >> Verifications >> Self-Service Verifications)

Fall 2016: CalCentral in the section Semester.

This service is free, secure, and provided by the National Student Clearinghouse. With this service, you can:

  • print an Enrollment Verification Certificate: proof of registration, enrollment status and anticipated graduation date for grants, scholarships, services, etc.
  • print a Good Student Discount Certificate: proof of registration, enrollment status and eligibility for grants, scholarships, anddiscounts and services that require a GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • view and print your enrollment history (enrollment prior to summer 2013 may not be available)
  • check information about your student loan deferments and electronic notices sent to lenders

Note: Student Self-Service is updated weekly every Tuesday afternoon to reflect your registration status as of 5 p.m. the preceding Friday. If you're not registered for the current term or if you require information that isn't available on Sudent Self-Service, please see Official Verification Request on this page.

Official Verification of Attendance and Degrees: Description

Official Verification of Attendance and Degrees, UC Berkeley's official verification document, bears the embossed seal of the University and signature of the University Registrar and is printed on security paper. 

The Official Verification and Certificate of Completion is most commonly used for: 

  • verification of degrees earned
    verification of enrollment
  • confirmation of full-time or part-time registration status
  • loan deferment information
  • eligibility for grants, scholarships, services, etc.

Official Verifications include:

  • student name
  • UC Berkeley school or college
  • major(s)
  • UC Berkeley school code
  • degree(s) earned at UC Berkeley
  • degree date(s)
  • term(s) enrolled
  • beginning and ending dates of term(s) enrolled
  • enrollment status for term(s) enrolled
  • semester units carried for term(s) enrolled

Order an Official Verification of Attendance and Degrees: Current Students

Current students may request an Official Verification of Attendance and Degrees via:
 
Summer 2016: Bear Facts (under Academic Records >> Verifications >> Other Verifications)
 
Fall 2016: CalCentral in the section Semester
 
You may also visit Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall. There is no fee for this service.

Order an Official Verification as an Alum or Summer Student

Alumni and summer-only students may obtain an Official Verification of Attendance and Degrees by completing a Request for Verification form and submitting it to Cal Student Central, 120 Sproul Hall, or mailing your form to the Office of the Registrar. Your verification will be sent via first-class mail to the destination of your choice within three to five business days of receipt. There is no fee for this service.

You may also obtain a degree or attendance verification online through the National Student Clearinghouse. However, this vendor charges a fee for verifications.

Obtain Verification When Using a Third-Party Form

UC Berkeley has contracted with the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization serving the higher education community, to verify the attendance and degrees of UC Berkeley students and alumni for all employers, service providers, and other third parties (not affilicated with UC Berkeley). This vendor charges a fee for verifications.

We do not complete and certify third-party forms requiring information provided on the Official Verification or on the Enrollment Verification and Good Student Discount certificates available online. Many service providers and partner institutions have been advised of this policy, but feel free to print this letter from the University Registrar and submit it with your verification documents. 

Additional Services

Third-Party Forms

The Office of the Registrar provides additional services for a fee. All fees and shipping charges for Additional Services must be paid by check or money order payable to UC Regents; the University cannot accept credit card payments.

  • Third-Party Forms with specialized information: Complete and certify third-party forms that require information different from or in addition to that listed above for a special processing fee of $10 per document.
  • To order any of the additional services, complete a Request for Verification form and submit it in person to Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall, or mail it to the Office of the Registrar.

Customized Verification Documents

The Office of the Registrar provides additional services for a fee. All fees and shipping charges for Additional Services must be paid by check or money order payable to UC Regents; the University cannot accept credit card payments.

  • Customized Verification Documents: Create and mail a verification document other than an Official Verification of Attendance and Degrees for a special processing fee of $10 per document. 
  • To order any of the additional services, complete a Request for Verification form and submit it in person to Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall, or mail it to the Office of the Registrar.

Notary Services

The Office of the Registrar provides additional services for a fee. All fees and shipping charges for Additional Services must be paid by check or money order payable to UC Regents; the University cannot accept credit card payments.

  • Notary Services: Notarize UC Berkeley official transcripts, verification documents, or diplomas. For diplomas, you must provide the original or a photocopy to notarize (we reccommend the latter so you can keep the original). The processing fee is $10 per document for this service. We make arrangements to have documents notarized twice a month during the first and third week of each month. Up to 15 days may elapse before notarized documents can be sent via first-class to the address of your choice.
  • To order any of the additional services, complete a Request for Verification form and submit it in person to Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall, or mail it to the Office of the Registrar.

Apostilles

The Office of the Registrar provides additional services for a fee. All fees and shipping charges for Additional Services must be paid by check or money order payable to UC Regents; the University cannot accept credit card payments.

Express Shipping

The Office of the Registrar provides additional services for a fee. All fees and shipping charges for Additional Services must be paid by check or money order payable to UC Regents; the University cannot accept credit card payments.

  • Express Shipping: This is available for the cost of shipping plus a $10 processing fee per transcript. Shipping costs are: UPS Domestic (Next Business Day) $17 and UPS Worldwide (One to Three Business Days) $30.
  • To order any of the additional services, complete a Request for Verification form and submit it in person to Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall, or mail it to the Office of the Registrar.