To conveniently serve students, prospective employers, and other organizations that require degree and enrollment information, American University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as its agent for confirmation of student and degree verification.
Student Self-Service Site
For current students, the National Clearinghouse provides a self-service site to obtain an Enrollment Verification Certificate, view enrollment information on file, and view student loan deferment notifications.
To access the self-service site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Go to the self-service site through this direct link on the portal, myau.american.edu (portal login required)
Click on "Enter the Student Clearinghouse" button
Note: The National Student Clearinghouse service is on a secure web site separate from the American University portal. When you click the button for the NSC, you will leave the myAU portal and enter the NSC web site.
For Alumni, to access the Student Clearinghouse directly (includes nominal fee):
- Go to http://www.studentclearinghouse.org
Call 703-742-4200 or fax to 703-742-4239
Note: The clearinghouse is not able to process verifications requiring academic information (GPA). These requests must be processed directly through AU Central with a signed release from the student.Other Clearinghouse Services:
- Enrollment Verifications for Student-Based Service Providers - includes inquiries from health insurers, credit issuers, local parking permits, etc.
- Degree Verifications - can be provided to employers, background search firms, and recruiters.
- Student Loan Enrollment Verifications - provided at no charge since lenders and guarantors underwrite costs.
Students may obtain a letter of certification or verification of enrollment from AU Central. Requests must be in writing and should include:
- Student AU ID number
- Dates of attendance
- Specifically what you want the University to certify
- Your signature (this is required to release the certification)
- Complete address for where the letter of certification is to be sent
Please allow two to four business days for processing. Please allow additional time during grading periods and at the beginning of each academic year.
Ways to request a Letter of Certification:
Fax requests to (202) 885-1046
Visit AU Central at Asbury Room 201, and fill out the certification request form, available only at the office
Mail requests to:
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8077
Enrollment Verification Certificate FAQs
What is an enrollment verification certificate?
A certification is an official document that verifies student academic standing, attendance dates, degrees awarded, and anticipated graduation date.
Students may need an enrollment verification certificate to verify academic standing to another institution, loan deferments, DC parking permits, employment, or insurance companies.
What can be included in a certification letter?
Status (part-time or full-time)
Start and end of semester dates
Anticipated graduation date
Is the Enrollment Verification Certificate different from a transcript?
Yes. An Enrollment Certification letter shows courses in which a student is currently enrolled and current student status, such as full-time or part-time. A transcript shows the coursework that has already been completed.