Enrollment and Degree Verifications

Enrollment Verifications

Student Loans

UC Santa Cruz reports directly to most major lenders. If you receive a repayment notice, contact the Office of the Registrar to determine if further action is required.

Third Parties

(Outside agencies, including private loan and scholarship agencies, insurance companies, child-care programs, banks, and employers)

Third parties may verify student enrollment through the National Student Clearinghouse. Students may request an Enrollment Verification in person or by mail by using the Enrollment Verification Request form (PDF). The certificate must be paid for at the time of the request. 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during enrollment appointments and first week of instruction)

Mailing Address

Office of the Registrar
190 Hahn Student Services
1156 High Street
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077

Degree Verifications

Online Verification

Online verification of degree completion can be accessed through the National Student Clearinghouse. Third parties may be directed to verify degrees through the National Student Clearinghouse.


A transcript is an official copy of a student’s academic history at UCSC.  A student’s degree is usually posted to their transcript within eight weeks after the end of the quarter in which they applied to graduate.


Diplomas are mailed to the active permanent address  two to three months after the quarter in which you graduated. Permanent address may be updated on MyUCSC. See additional diploma information here.

Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion shows that you will be receiving your degree or that you have received your degree.

"Will be Awarded"

Currently enrolled students or students who have not had all transcripts from other institutions evaluated are not eligible for a Certificate of Completion. This certificate is only issued before the end of the term, after all graduation requirements have been actively completed, and after approval from the department.

"Was Awarded"

A Certificate of Completion is available to any student who has received a degree or has completed all requirements for the degree and has applied to graduate for a future quarter. If a student has applied for the most recent quarter, then a “was awarded” certificate can only be processed after the end of the term and after your degree has been awarded. To determine whether a degree has been awarded, view the unofficial transcript on the student portal.

Certificates of Completion indicate the student’s name, the date the degree was or will be awarded, the type of degree (B.A., B.S., etc), and the student’s major, college, and honors, if any.

To request a Certificate of Completion, fill out the Request for Certificate of Completion of Degree Requirements form, and send the form with a $17 check made payable to “UC Regents”  to the Office of the Registrar. 

Revised: 07/12/22