A certification is an official document that confirms attendance, awarded degrees, current and past enrollment, expected graduation date, Texas Success Initiative status, available test scores, cumulative GPA, and other parts of a student academic record. Official certifications are printed on security paper with the University seal and the registrar's signature.
Students may need certification of enrollment to defer student loans, to prove enrollment for their health insurance, to verify degrees for prospective employers or to show proof of academic standing to enroll in another institution. All requests for certification must be submitted in writing or in person in the Office of the Registrar. Certification of directory information may be released without the student's written authorization. The University of Texas at Austin defines directory information as local and permanent addresses, dates of attendance, enrollment status, school and major field of study, classification, earned degrees, expected degree date, and similar information. If a student has chosen to restrict his or her directory information, a written release from the student is required in order to process the request.
Certain confidential information may be released only with the student's written authorization and signature, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
The National Student Clearinghouse.
The University participates in the National Student Clearinghouse Core Service for deferment of student loans and verification of degrees.
If your student loan servicer is requesting your enrollment status, inform them that the information is available at the Clearinghouse. If your servicer still needs a deferment form processed, bring the form to the Office of the Registrar. Complete the borrower information and write the semester for which you are requesting deferment in pencil on top of the form beforehand. We will forward the form to the Clearinghouse, who will confirm your enrollment with your servicer.
Employers and background screening firms should contact the National Student Clearinghouse to request printed verification of attendance and degrees..
Degrees and attendance.
Verify your degrees and attendance online if you are a current or former student of the university.
How to order an official certification.
A request for certification must include the following information.
- The date of the request
- Student's full name as it appears on University records
- Student's UT EID and date of birth.
- The type of information you are requesting to be printed on the certification
- The purpose behind your request
- The name and address to whom it should be mailed
- The number of certifications requested for each address
- Student's hand-written signature if restricted or confidential information is requested; electronic signatures are not accepted
- Postal address of requesting party, email address and daytime phone
- Any special instructions
- Any forms to be attached
may be ordered by mail, email, fax, or in person in the Office of the
Registrar. Students who wish to request a
certification of nondirectory information can mail, fax, or scan and email the Certification Request pdf form. Our contact information is below. We do not accept
orders by telephone.
There is no charge for official certifications to be picked up the next day when ordered in person, or to be delivered by first class mail. A certification costs $5 for same day delivery, notarization, or delivery by FedEx. (Additional charges for mailing by FedEx apply). Pay for certifications by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover.
To order in person. Come to the Office of the Registrar in room 1 of the Main Building Monday thru Friday between 8am and 5pm. You must present a photo ID when you order. Be prepared to provide a mailing address if ordering a certification to be mailed to a third party.
Overnight delivery. Certifications may be sent by overnight delivery at your expense. The Office of the Registrar uses Federal Express; other delivery services may be used if you make arrangements with the delivery service in advance. Payment for overnight delivery must be made by credit card or Federal Express account number. Requests must include
- the street address and phone number of the recipient
- the sender's address and phone number
- the sender's credit card number and expiration date.
Contact FedEx for information about their delivery services.
If you order a certification at the front counter to be delivered by FedEx, you must do so no later than 3:00 p.m.
Other academic records.
You may find information about official and unofficial transcripts on our Transcripts page. An academic summary lists all of a student's coursework and is available free to students from the Student Academic Records section of our office.
- Vasanth Srinivasa, Assistant Registrar
- fax 475-7520
- Main Bldg room 1, Registrar Certification M5509 | off campus: University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Registrar, Certification, PO Box 7216, Austin TX 78713-7216