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

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.


Student Services Online (SSOL)


Your academic certifications will be processed while you wait at the locations listed below.


Mail a copy of the Academic Certification Request Form to:

Morningside Campus

Office of the Registrar
Columbia University
205 Kent Hall, MC 9202
1140 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Medical Center Campus

Student Administrative Services
Columbia University
650 W. 168th Street
Unit 45, Black Building 1st fl., Room 141
New York, NY 10032