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Academic Certification

An academic certification is an official document provided by the Office of 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.


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. Be sure to have a form if ID present for your request.




Morningside Campus
Student Service Center
Columbia University
205 Kent Hall, MC 9202
1140 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027


Medical Center Campus
Student Administrative Services
Columbia University
630 W. 168th Street
Unit 45, Black Building
1st Floor, Room 141
New York, NY 10032