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Enrollment Verification FAQ

 

Enrollment & Degree Verification

  • Students often need official verification of their enrollment status sent to various agencies and organizations, including insurance companies, automobile dealers, prospective employers, credit card companies, pension fund companies, U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA), financial aid lenders, loan guarantors, etc.

    There are three options to obtain proof of your enrollment at Ohio University:

    • Enrollment verification is a free service offered by the Office of the University Registrar. Students may utilize our online service. More information regarding your OHIO ID and password is available here.  

    • The National Student Clearinghouse offers enrollment verification letters online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a nominal charge.   

    •   If you do not know your OHIO ID and password, you may contact the Office of the University Registrar to request an enrollment verification letter. Phone 740.593.4324, fax 740.593.0216, or email registration@ohio.edu.  

    • Degree verification letters confirm that Ohio University degrees have been awarded. If you have your OHIO ID and password, you may utilize our free online service for degree verification. More information regarding your OHIO ID and password is available from OIT.

    •   Ohio University has contracted with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide electronic services to the human resources community and others who need verification of Ohio University degrees. You can access the electronic services of the National Student Clearninghouse  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you need assistance, contact the National Student Clearinghouse directly at 703.742.4200. Customer service hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

    • If you do not know your OHIO ID and password, you may contact the Office of the University Registrar to request a degree verification letter. Phone 740.593.4324, fax 740.593.0216, or email registration@ohio.edu.

  • When you place the cursor over the question mark at the end of each option, a brief description of the letter will appear. All letters include:  

     

     Student name 
     
     Ohio University code numbers (FICE, CEEB, ACT) and NCA accreditation
     
     Office of the University Registrar address, phone number, fax number, and Web site information
     
     Verification date and time
     
     A 250-character field to add additional information
     
     University Registrar's signature and University seal
     
     A record of who requested the verification letter or to whom the letter is to be sent  
     

    Other common elements that may be included, depending on the type of letter requested: major, degree earned, student standing, expected graduation date, actual graduation date, and the beginning and end date of each term enrolled.

     

  • You may print the appropriate verification letter from the choices, attach it to your form, and return it to your insurance company. The University Registrar's signature, the University seal, and the information your insurance company requires is included in the verification letter.

  • We recommend that the name of the policyholder and a policyholder ID number be included.

  • Each of the following letters contains GPA information:

    • Degree verification including GPA and graduation rank  

    • Enrollment verification including most recently calculated accumulative and term (undergraduate students only) GPA  

    • Enrollment and degree verification including graduation GPA and graduation rank  

  • Call the Office of the University Registrar at 740.593.4324 to update your expected graduation date.

  • We can only verify enrollment for the semester(s) in which a student has been or is currently enrolled (registered for classes).

  • Once you register for classes during Bobcat Student Orientation, you may request the appropriate verification letter. 

  • A degree verification letter will reflect your degree(s), date(s) awarded, along with other relevant informtion about your status. The four variations are:

    • Degree verification

    • Degree verification including graduation GPA and rank (rank only available prior to spring quarter of 2011)   

    • Enrollment and degree verification   

    • Enrollment and degree verification including graduation GPA and graduation rank (rank not available beginning spring quarter of 2011)

  • No. For security purposes, authentication of the student is required. More information regarding your OHIO ID and password is available through  OIT. If you do not have an OHIO ID and password and need a verification letter, please contact the Office of the University Registrar. Phone 740.593.4324, fax 740.593.0216, or email registration@ohio.edu.

  • As long as you are registered for internship hours, Global Opportunity classes, or online classes that begin and end in a single semester, the appropriate enrollment status should reflect on a verification letter. Students interested in Independent and Distance Education courses should check with eCampus about their expected enrollment status. 

  • Ohio University participates in the National Student Clearinghouse, which supplies verification of enrollment to lending agencies. Enrollment data is transmitted electronically from Ohio University to the Clearinghouse several times per semester during fall and spring. 
     
    If your lender needs a deferment form processed, bring or mail the form, signed and dated with the student information portion completed, to Registrar Services, Chubb Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979, or fax to 740.593.0216. We forward all deferment forms to the National Student Clearinghouse.
     
    If you should need enrollment verification for summer semester registration, you may print an enrollment verification letter, attach it to your deferment form, and send it directly to your lender. 
     
    More information on how the National Student Clearinghouse may assist you in verifying deferment status  can be found on their website.

  • Gradiation rank is your position in the total number of students who graduated from Ohio University during the same semester (undergraduates only). For example, your letter may indicate "GRAD RANK: 987 IN TOTAL OF 3280." This indicates there were 3280 undergraduates who graduated in the same term and you were 987th based on your accumulative GPA. 

  • Send an email to registration@ohio.edu or call the Office of the University Registrar at 740.593.4324.