Colgate University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide enrollment and degree verifications.

Verification of degree

Alumni can obtain an instant electronic degree verification through the National Student Clearinghouse for a fee. Alumni can also request a verification of degree through the registrar's office at no cost. Processing time for requests through the registrar's office is 2-4 business days. Requests may be emailed to, faxed to 315-228-7125, or call 315-228-7408.

Third party vendors 
Please verify all degrees using the National Student Clearinghouse.

Verification of enrollment

Current Students 
You can print a free enrollment certificate from the Colgate Portal. After logging into the Portal, click on the Registrar’s tab, then select Enrollment Verification. This option is free of charge to students. These enrollment certificates can be saved or printed instantly. Please note that this is a secure website separate from the Colgate University portal. For assistance with Student Self-Service, contact the Clearinghouse at or call 703-742-4200. 

On the NSC website, you will have the option to view your enrollment status for the current term or your entire enrollment history (multiple terms of enrollment). You'll be able to verify upcoming semesters after registration for that term. 

If you need proof of enrollment for your student there are two ways ways to obtain the verification. 

For an enrollment verification of current and/or prior terms, you may 1) have your student log into their Colgate portal to access the National Student Clearinghouse to avoid paying a fee, or 2) for a fee, directly access the enrollment verification through the NSC ( Note: The NSC charges a fee for each verification requested and requires you to set up an account. Both options will allow you instant access to print and save an electronic verification.

Third Party Vendors 
Organizations or agencies must request enrollment verifications directly from the National Student Clearinghouse. The NSC does charge a fee for this service.

Contact the National Student Clearinghouse

Web: or
Phone: 703-742-4200 
Fax: 703-318-4058
By Mail: 
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Blvd., Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171