Academic Certification

An academic certification is an official document provided by the University Registrar verifying dates of attendance, award of degree, and student status (full-time or part-time) by term. It is typically requested for health insurance, visa, employment and credit verification purposes. There is no fee for this service.

Certification Request Methods:

Medical Center Campus

Registration and Student Financial Services
Columbia University
650 W. 168th Street
Room 141 Black Building, Unit 45
New York, NY 10032

Note: If you are requesting a certification for a visa, you should make certain that your expected graduation date is included on your record before leaving and returning to the United States.

National Student Clearinghouse

All enrollments updates to your status at Columbia University is processed in a safe secure encrypted format through the National Student Clearinghouse for purposes such as insurance, educational loans, other school applications, etc.


Our office completes forms for some state and/or federal licenses for our expected graduates and alumni.  For more information, please contact us at:

Registration and Student Financial Services
Telephone: 212-342-4790
In Person: 141 Black Building