Instant Enrollment Verification

Requests for verifications are received by the Registrar’s Office from external agencies such as credit card companies, prospective employers, lending institutions, state departments of higher education, government agencies, students, and others. In order to expedite processing the large number of verification requests received, a standard computer generated form letter has been adopted to provide information generally requested by external agencies instead of completing every specialized form received individually. The Office of the Registrar will not complete agency supplied verification forms, but instead attach our form letter to the original agency supplied form and mail it out.

Verification of either enrollment or degrees earned at Rutgers University can be obtained by:

University Office of the Registrar
Rutgers, The State University of N.J.
65 Davidson Road, Suite 304
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8096

Please be sure to include the following information in your written request:

  • Social security number
  • Name
  • Name under which attended
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degree conferred
  • Full name and address of the person or institution to which the certification is to be mailed.
  • Your signature

Requests received via E-mail ( be accepted, provided the information sought is based upon directory information, defined by Rutgers University as:

  • Name, campus address, and permanent address
  • School of attendance, major field of study, class year, dates of attendance, current credit load, credit hours earned, degrees received, and date(s) of degrees.

Verified information consists of a student’s name, address, dates of enrollment, curriculum, degree date, and/or anticipated date of graduation. Any other information related to grades or cumulative average is considered confidential and not released without the student’s written authorization. For further information regarding the university’s policy on confidentiality and your rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, see Confidentiality and Security.

Any other information including grades, GPA, social security number, and/or date of birth, is considered confidential and will not be provided via e-mail. For confidential information requested, a signed release from the student authorizing release of such information, is required.

Students who have exercised their rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to withhold any and all information from being released will also be required to either mail or fax a signed release to the Registrar’s Office before the request for even directory information may be processed.

Please allow approximately five (5) working days for an email or written request to be processed from the time received and include the information listed above. Processing time during peak periods may increase by several business days due to the high volume of requests received. However, if there is no response within that period of time, contact the Verifications Department of the Registrar’s Office by calling (848)445-3220 or write to the above address.

Standard delivery of verifications is by first class U.S. mail. There is No charge for this service.

Please Note: Enrollment verification letters are not distributed via Fax. Faxed copies are not considered official without the seal of the University.

Questions and Comments

Please direct your questions and comments relating to certifications to