Verifying Your Enrollment
The Registrar provides verification to students only through official transcripts and enrollment verifications. Enrollment Verifications serve as proof of your status as a student at SUNY Cortland. You may be asked to provide proof of enrollment to an insurer, a loan agency, government entity, or other organization in order to receive or continue to receive benefits.
SUNY Cortland authorizes the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide degree and enrollment verification information for all students. The enrollment certificate provided by the National Student Clearinghouse is an official verification. If your lender, company, or insurer will not accept the Clearinghouse form, please contact our office.
Many lenders, servicers and guaranty agencies will receive data directly from the Clearinghouse. In addition, the Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) also receives data directly.
Important Term Information
Enrollment verifications for a semester through the NSC "student self-service access" is generally available beginning the second week of August for the Fall semester, and during the second week of January for the Spring semester. In order to report accurate and verifiable data to lenders and agencies, enrollment cannot be certified for future terms even if a student has already registered for classes and paid for the term. Clearinghouse data is based on actual enrollment and credit hour counts, not anticipated enrollment.
Data and enrollment reported to the Clearinghouse is based on current, official enrollment.
Student Clearinghouse data is term (semester) based. Students who are completing internships or other educational experiences that extend beyond the traditional term dates are strongly urged to consult with Financial Aid, your lenders, or other agencies/entities that provide benefits, services or consideration based on enrollment verification. Coursework or experiences that will be completed after the formal and official close of the registered term, incomplete courses, late grades and delayed graduation are likely to impact loan deferral dates and grace periods. Data and enrollment reported to the Clearinghouse is based on current, official enrollment.
Students: Using the Clearinghouse
SUNY Cortland provides enrollment verifications through myRedDragon via the National Student Clearinghouse website. To access this information follow these steps:
- Login to myRedDragon.
- Select the Student tab.
- Under the Registrar Student Channel select: Enrollment Verification.
- Select one of two options:
- ...for a current enrollment term, or
- ...for all enrollment terms
- Select Obtain an Enrollment Certificate.
- You may print as many verifications as you wish and send them to the respective agency seeking proof of enrollment.
- You may select the "view" option on the student self-service site to review other enrollment information with the National Student Clearinghouse.
SUNY Cortland provides enrollment verifications through myRedDragon using the National Student Clearinghouse. Your son/daughter may obtain the requested verification from myRedDragon. If they need assistance, please direct them to visit the Registrar's Office. Enrollment verification can only be provided to the student, or on behalf of the student at their request, in accord with to federal law (FERPA).
Prospective Health Insurer / Financial Lender / Other Agency
The National Student Clearinghouse is SUNY Cortland's authorized agent for providing degree and enrollment verifications. Please contact the National Student Clearinghouse at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/ (or directly at http://www.degreeverify.com/) or at (703) 742-4200.
General Contact Information
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is authorized by SUNY Cortland to provide degree and enrollment verification information. The National Student Clearinghouse may be contacted at:
|Mail:||National Student Clearinghouse|
|2300 Dulles Station Blvd, Suite 300|
|Herndon, VA 20171|
Landlords & Third Party Housing
The SUNY Cortland Registrar's Office cannot provide documentation to landlords and third party housing firms seeking confirmation of withdrawal, leave of absence or a decision to attend elsewhere. Students, however, may provide documentation made available to them to verify their change of status. Students may access status information on MyRedDragon or via the Clearinghouse.
In-House Enrollment Verifications
In some exceptional cases, the Registrar's Office may need to provide an in-house verification to a company. In all other cases, students and third parties will be referred to the National Student Clearinghouse.
In order to quickly and efficiently process any requests, please review the following policies for in-house verifications:
- Students may request a copy of a verification in person, by presenting their official SUNY Cortland ID in the Registrar's Office. This copy will be issued to the student directly.
- If you need us to send information to a third party, please provide us with a request in writing. This may be a form provided by a company or third party, but the form must include your signature as a form of release. If a form does not include a place for this information, you may submit a letter or cover sheet with the form asking us to send the information.