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Verification of enrollment

The registrar's office can provide verification of student enrollment/degree at Colgate. Students (or parents) can request a letter or provide a form to be completed. The standard enrollment verification letter indicates the student's enrollment status (e.g., full-time) for a given term or academic year, the number of courses and semester hours that Colgate University considers full time, term dates, and anticipated date of graduation. 

Verification requests including confidential, non-directory, academic information (e.g., GPA, rank in class) must be made in writing. The student's signature is required to release non-directory information.  

Requests may be faxed to 315-228-7125 or call 315-228-7408.  Processing time is 2-4 business days and requests are completed in the order in which they are received.  Please note, however, that during very busy times of the year (especially at the beginning and end of the academic terms) it may take at least a week to complete a verification request.

Address changes

Moved? Please tell us! Our office is the repository for address and phone numbers of current students and their parents. (Alumni should contact the alumni relations office.) Students can update their personal contact information (home address, phone numbers, etc.) on the portal. Parents (and students) can contact the registrar's office directly (315-228-7408, registrar@colgate.edu, or 126 McGregory Hall) with updated information.

Please note that parent addresses are not automatically changed when student address changes are processed.  Please be sure to indicate which family members are included in the address change.

Requesting an apostille

Are you sending your records outside the country and need an apostille for your transcript, diploma, and/or verification of enrollment? The sole function of the apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document.

You must request your official transcript, diploma, and/or verification of enrollment from the Office of the Registrar and indicate you need an apostille. The registrar’s office will certify that the document is an official record of the original document and will have the document notarized by a Notary Public on campus. This may take 2-4 business days after the request is received.

The document will then be mailed to Madison County Clerk's Office in Wampsville, NY, where the clerk is qualified to certify the signature of the Notary Public. Finally, the clerk’s office will mail the document back to the student. The document must then be presented by the student to the New York State Department of State for authentication.

In order to process your request, the registrar’s office at Colgate must receive:

1 - A brief note explaining what is needed, why it is being requested, and what country will be receiving the document(s).

2 - The transcript request form and/or the replacement diploma order form and fee (if applicable).
Note: If you have your diploma, you may make a photocopy and send the photocopy to the registrar's office, rather than requesting a replacement diploma.


3 - One (1) self-addressed stamped 8 ½ x 11 envelope.
Note: Please affix two (2) stamps for a transcript and four (4) stamps for a diploma.

4 - A check ($3 per document) made payable to Madison County Clerk's Office.

Note: U.S. currency is also acceptable. Foreign checks are not acceptable.

To complete the process, the transcript, diploma, and/or verification of enrollment must be forwarded to the New York State Department of State for authentication. Once you receive your document(s) from the Madison County Clerk’s Office, you will need to forward it to the Albany or New York City office of the New York State Department of State. Colgate University and the Madison County Clerk's office will not forward this document for you.

For address information and more information on this process please visit the New York State Department of State’s website (http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/apostille.html)

If you have questions, please contact Colgate's student records assistant at 315-228-7408, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4:30 p.m.