An academic verification is a document from Penn State that provides proof of enrollment, student status, and graduation, and it includes Penn State federal and state school codes. The verification does not provide specific course or grade information; however, this information is included on your transcript.
National Student Clearinghouse is the authorized agent for all Penn State verification requests from third parties. All insurers, lenders, employers, and others who need to verify enrollment and/or degrees of Penn State students must use the National Student Clearinghouse services.
How Can I Request Academic Verification?
You can request an academic verification free of charge on eLion. For more information, please visit the Office of the University Registrar.
Penn State will not distribute academic verifications by fax or email. Additionally, the Office of the University Registrar will not complete agency-supplied verification forms. Rather, the official University academic verification statement will be attached to the original agency-supplied form.
Academic verifications are not available for students who have requested that their directory information not be released.
What Information Is On an Academic Verification?
Information is limited to directory information items that may be released without prior student permission, including:
- Address (local, permanent residence, and electronic mail)
- Telephone number
- Class level (semester, class, or level: first-year, sophomore, junior, etc.)
- Student activities
- Weight/height (athletic teams)
- Date(s) of attendance
- Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, or not enrolled)
- Date of graduation
- Degrees and awards received and where received
- Most recent educational institution attended
Academic verification reports include all completed or in-progress degree programs at Penn State. Other academic program notations — including those of minors, options, certificates, and noncredit programs — are recorded on your official academic transcript.