Third Party Requesting Verification of Enrollment or Degree

Valparaiso University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verification.

National Student Clearinghouse:

Web nscverifications.org
Mail National Student Clearinghouse
13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
Phone 703.742.4200
Fax 703.318.4058

 


Instructions for Requesting an Enrollment or Degree Verification

Current Valparaiso University Students

  1. Go to datavu.valpo.edu
  2. Log in
  3. Go to the Student Menu
  4. Select Enrollment Verifications
  5. You will have three choices:
    1. NSC Login – this is a link to the National Student Clearinghouse. If you only need verification of current or past enrollment, you may use this link. You will receive an Enrollment Verification Letter instantly, as long as you have no student restrictions. If you have a student restriction, you will need to resolve the restriction with the appropriate office before your Enrollment Verification Letter will be available. You will click on Login to National Student Clearinghouse, which will direct you to the NSC webpage. You will either choose Current Enrollment or All Enrollment under the Obtain an enrollment certificate. Once you’ve clicked one of those choices, then click on Obtain an enrollment certificate.
    2. Domestic Student Enrollment Verification – this is a link to a PDF for those enrollment verification requests in which you need additional information. Again, all student restrictions must be removed before the Registrar may proceed with your request. Submit the completed, signed form to the Registrar’s office: registrar@valpo.edu; Kretzmann Hall, Room 101; 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please allow three to five business days for processing.
    3. International Student Enrollment Verification – this is a link to a PDF for those enrollment verification requests in which you need additional information. Again, all student restrictions must be removed before the Office of the Registrar may proceed with your request. Submit the completed, signed form to the Registrar’s office: registrar@valpo.edu; Kretzmann Hall, Room 101; 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please allow three to five business days for processing.

Alumni and Friends

  1. Go to datavu.valpo.edu
  2. If you currently do not have a login, click on the Alumni & Friends tab
  3. Click on Alum Account Request — complete the form, click Submit
    1. You will then receive an email with a username and password
    2. Once you receive the email with your username and password, proceed to step 4
  4. Log in at datavu.valpo.edu
  5. Click on Alumni & Friends
  6. Enrollment Verification
  7. You will have three choices:
    1. NSC Login – this is a link to the National Student Clearinghouse. If you only need verification of current enrollment, or past enrollment, you may use this link. You will receive an Enrollment Verification Letter instantly, as long as you have no student restrictions. If you have a student restriction, you will need to resolve the restriction with the appropriate office before your Enrollment Verification Letter will be available. You will click on Login to National Student Clearinghouse, which will direct you to the NSC webpage. You will either choose Current Enrollment or All Enrollment under the Obtain an enrollment certificate. Once you’ve clicked one of those choices, then click on Obtain an enrollment certificate.
    2. Domestic Student Enrollment Verification – this is a link to a PDF for those enrollment verification requests in which you need additional information. Again, all student restrictions must be removed before the Registrar may proceed with your request. Submit the completed, signed form to the Registrar’s office: registrar@valpo.edu; Kretzmann Hall, Room 101; 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please allow three to five business days for processing.
    3. International Student Enrollment Verification – this is a link to a PDF for those enrollment verification requests in which you need additional information. Again, all student restrictions must be removed before the Registrar may proceed with your request. Submit the completed, signed form to the Registrar’s office: registrar@valpo.edu; Kretzmann Hall, Room 101; 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please allow three to five business days for processing.

Requesting a Valparaiso University Verification Letter

 

Verification Policy

 

All verification requests are made through DataVU under the Enrollment Verification menu. Please note that all verification requests must be submitted with an original signature on the Verification Request form found on DataVU under the Enrollment Verification Menu. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) prohibits the release of your information without a written signature.

For students and alumni only requiring enrollment information (such as dates of attendance), you may use the NSC Login link under the Enrollment Verification menu. The NSC Login will direct you to the National Student Clearinghouse’s webpage where you may order a free enrollment verification letter that includes either current enrollment or all enrollment. As long as there are no pending outstanding obligations on your account, a PDF letter will be created immediately for you to save and print.

For students and alumni requiring additional information other than dates of attendance, you may use the Additional Enrollment Verification History link under the Enrollment Verification menu.

This link will direct you to two forms:

  • Domestic Student Verification
  • International Student Verification

Please select the appropriate form as each group has been identified with differing needs.

Verification letters for a third party, if processed by Registrar’s office staff, will require either a direct email address or mailing address and will be sent directly to that address. If submitting an insurance form, loan deferment form, guest student application, verification of degree, or other document, these forms must be accompanied by Valparaiso University’s Verification Request form.

We are unable to release verification letters to students or alumni with any outstanding obligations to the University. Please resolve any outstanding obligations with the applicable offices before placing a verification request order. Student restriction details are available to current students through DataVU under the Students menu.


Enrollment Verification and Degree Verification FAQ

No. This is a free service to current students and alumni.

Please allow at least three to five business days from the date the request is received by the Registrar’s office. If you have an outstanding obligation, depending on how quickly you resolve the issue, your request may take more than five business days. If requested during peak times (such as the beginning of the semester, end of the semester, pre-registration, and graduation), your request may take longer than this estimation.

All current students can view holds in DataVU on the Student Restrictions menu.

If your account has a hold when you submit your verification paperwork, you will be notified immediately by email of the hold and the office(s) that have holds on your account. Please resolve any outstanding obligations with the applicable offices before submitting a verification request. We are unable to release verification information to students or alumni with any outstanding obligation to Valparaiso University.

Third parties may obtain an enrollment or degree verification from the National Student Clearinghouse at nscverifications.org. If the third party chooses to not use the National Student Clearinghouse, or is unable to find your information, then they must provide the Registrar a signed consent form from you, the student. This may be mailed or emailed to the Registrar’s office.

Office of the Registrar
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Email: registrar@valpo.edu

All enrollment or degree verification letters produced by the Registrar’s office will be on official Valparaiso University letterhead and will have the signature of the appropriate staff member.

Yes, you may request that the letter be notarized; however, notarization may lengthen the processing of your request.

The National Student Clearinghouse letter will bear a transaction ID, date, and disclaimer statement attesting to its validity as an official document approved by Valparaiso University.

For those students who have already graduated, the nursing board form will adhere to the same guidelines as the Verification Request (allow three to five business days for processing and all holds resolved).  

For those students who are pending graduation, the nursing board form will be processed approximately one week after all final grades for the term are received by the Registrar’s office.

Be sure that you have completed the appropriate sections that must be completed by the student, and that you have signed the form if your signature is required. In addition to the document, you will also need to complete Valparaiso University’s Verification Request form, found under the Enrollment Verification menu, to grant Valparaiso University permission to release your information. Be sure to also indicate on Valparaiso University’s Verification Request form the method of delivery (mailing address, pick up in person, email, or fax).

Yes. The Registrar’s office must complete any document that asks for verification of enrollment, good academic standing, degree information, etc. Your advisor, college, or International Programs may not complete any document that requires verification of the aforementioned information. You will need to also complete Valparaiso University’s Verification Request form found under the Enrollment Verification menu on DataVU.

Students needing to provide verification of Valparaiso University approved transfer equivalencies to a third party must keep a copy of their Transfer Credit Approval form. Once this form is turned in to the Office of the Registrar, no copies will be provided to students, nor will the Office of the Registrar write a verification letter containing information about approved transfer equivalencies or courses taken at a different university.

Revised: 05/03/2017

No. The Registrar’s office is the appropriate office to verify any information regarding a student’s enrollment, degree, academic standing, and other related items.

Both current students and alumni are required to use DataVU to request enrollment or degree verification. Alumni may refer to the Enrollment Verification Request Instructions (above) on how to create an account and how to request a letter.

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