Changing Your Personal Information
Whenever your personal information changes, you must update your CGU records as soon as possible. Some updates may be submitted through the student portal; however, others require documentation for verification of the information that you are asking us to change.
Name changes should be requested in person at the Registrar's Office.
If you are unable to submit your request in person, you may complete the form and submit with notarized copies of your documentation. Send your request to the address at the top of the form.
E-mail addresses are not changed automatically. Be sure to mark the checkbox on the form if you wish to change the name on your cgu.edu e-mail consistent with your name change request.
Important: Students who are also CGU employees must notify CGU Human Resources of any address changes. This is to ensure accurate mailing of all employee and tax information. You may use the Change of Personal Information form to your update address and phone information.
Changes to other personally identifiable information must be made by writing to the Registrar's Office. Depending upon the content to be changed, documentation or copies of notarized documentation may be required.
The Registrar's Office is required to ensure the historical accuracy of CGU's student records. Therefore, certain records cannot be changed once you leave or graduate from CGU. Contact the Registrar's Office if you have questions or other concerns.
Registrar's Office - email@example.com or (909) 621-8245
Corrections/Adjustments to Records
The Registrar's Office website provides information and forms that can be used by students to submit specific types of changes of their records. In some cases, where department intervention is required, the Student Records Correction/Adjustment Request form (available on the Registrar's Form Index) is used.
Because the Student Records Correction/Adjustment Request form is for department use only, the student's signature is generally not required. As such, it may not be used to submit transactions that require initiation or authorization by the student except under rare circumstances. Students should always initiate Add/Drop actions and other similar transactions directly with their department and/or Registrar's Office using the appropriate form or other written medium.
The Student Records Correction/Adjustment Request form is used to submit a department-initiated request or to endorse the request of a student. Enrollment and student records requests, with the exception of changes to grades, may be requested using this form.
Enrollment changes may include the following.
Student Records changes include the following.
Complete explanations and supporting documentation for all requested changes must always be provided.
Clarifications and Recommendations
Avoid the Need to Correct/Adjust. Consistent with student-centered customer service, always process student transactions immediately.
Adjustments/Waiving Fees with Enrollment/Registration Transactions. If you are requesting adjustments or a waiver of fees for an enrollment transaction, do not process the student transaction in the department. Submit your Student Records Correction/Adjustment Request, together with the student's Add/Drop form and other relevant documentation, to the Registrar's Office for processing.
Refunds. Do not assume that refunds of any percentage are due for any drop or withdrawal transaction. Students must specifically request a refund through the petition process. Departments and programs should only request refunds when administrative error is involved.
Retroactive Adjustments. Adjustments to records of a past semester are permitted only under the rarest and most exceptional circumstances.
Registrar's Office - firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 621-8285
In its capacity as the custodian of student records, the Registrar's Office must record the unfortunate passing of enrolled students as well as supervise the disclosure of records about a deceased student.
When a student passes away while enrolled at CGU, it is important to close the student's record as quickly and as accurately as possible to prevent negative impacts on the academic and financial records of the decedent. Higher education standards and regulations require that a last date of enrollment or a date of withdrawal be recorded in the student's record.
Notification of a student's death should be made to the student's program, to the Dean of Students, or to the Registrar's Office. A death certificate, copy of a published obituary or memorial service program, or other official declaration of the student's death should be provided to the Registrar's Office.
Other concerns about the deceased student should be referred to the Dean of Students.
When a former student passes away, notification should be made to the Alumni Office at CGU. A death certificate, copy of a published obituary or memorial service program, or other official declaration of the former student's death should be provided to the Alumni Office.
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) honors the memory and respects the privacy of its deceased students and their survivors.
Per the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CGU has designated and defined directory and non-directory information in its policy on Student Privacy (FERPA). Non-directory information requires the prior written consent of the student as authorization for disclosure. In the case of a deceased student, the following provisions apply to disclosures of non-directory information.
Note that a student's official transcript is the only permanent record maintained by the University. All other records are retained for a limited period--generally five years after the student's last semester of enrollment--and then destroyed. Production of records in response to an authorized request is subject to availability of the record in question.
All requests for records and questions regarding this process may be referred to the Registrar's Office.
The diploma is a ceremonial testimentary of a student's satisfactory completion of academic requirements for a degree from Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Diplomas are provided to students after the candidate's eligibility has been rigorously reviewed and the degree has been posted to the student's official academic record--the transcript.
For purposes of verifying a degree from CGU, the official, academic transcript is proof positive and the primary evidence of a recipient's degree. While transcripts require the prior written consent of the student for disclosure, the conferral of degrees is directory or public information per the University's Student Privacy/FERPA policy. Third parties may verify degrees through the University's automated system as instructed at degreeverify.org.
Diplomas are distributed to students who meet all of the following provisions:
If the above provisions are met, diplomas are mailed (via USPS First Class Mail) to the Mailing Address listed in a student's record approximately 4-6 weeks after the degree conferral date. Alternatively, students may request to pick up their diploma in person at the Registrar's Office by sending an email to email@example.com.
Replacement diplomas are available to graduates whose original diplomas were lost, damaged, or destroyed. Replacements may also be ordered when the graduate's name changes due to marriage, divorce, court order, or other official process.
Important Note: Ordering a replacement diploma does not change the student's name in University records. For purposes of historical authenticity and records integrity, official CGU records document the name under which the student attended the University. This is important to remember when providing information to employers and other third parties who may wish to verify degrees using our automated services.
1. Application. Complete a Diploma Replacement Order Form (available on the Registrar's Form Index).
2. Attach Documentation. If you are ordering the diploma in a new name, you must provide documentation as verification of your name change. Acceptable documentation includes certified or notarized copies of any of the following types of documents.
3. Send with Payment. Mail or deliver your request to the Registrar's Office. The contact information is printed on the form. Be sure to include payment. Payment options and instructions are contained on the Diploma Replacement Form.
$45 - Diploma Replacement Fee. Fee includes delivery to domestic US locations by USPS First Class Mail. Please see below for international deliveries and additional fees.
$30 - Expedited Delivery Fee to a domestic US address (FedEx service)
$60 - Delivery Fee to an international destination (FedEx service)
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing. Delivery time is dependent upon mailing location and whether expedited delivery has been requested.
Contact the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 621-8285.
An enrollment verification provides documentation of your student status at Claremont Graduate University. Information provided in an enrollment verification includes the following directory information items.
Enrollment verifications should be provided whenever you wish to establish your student status without disclosing the private or confidential information contained in your transcript, such as your individual courses, grades, and your grade point average.
You may request an enrollment verification from the Registrar's Office using the Request for Official Letter from CGU form available on the Registrar's Form Index.
Verifications for Third Parties and Third Party Requests
Internships and Other Credit Opportunities
The information in this section is provided to assist advisors, departments, and students in identifying opportunities for students to earn graduate credit beyond enrollment in traditional course offerings.
CGU Transcript Requirements
The official transcript tracks the academic history of a student who is attending CGU. Academic history is defined as courses and degree requirements, such as the completion of research tools and dissertations that are commonly referred to as milestones. Degree requirements are published in the CGU Bulletin.
According to this definition of academic history, only approved courses or course-level activities may be noted on the transcript.
In addition to the official offerings of departments listed in the CGU Schedule of Classes, students may enroll in and receive credit for a number of independent coursework activites. The key word is coursework, meaning that the activity must meet the same rigorous, academic standards as other CGU courses. These standards are detailed as requirements on the Enrollment Contract and Registration Form for Independent Study Coursework (available on the Regisrar's Form Index) and include:
Academic content. A course description that details academic or educational activities must be established. A syllabus, or Memo of Understanding (MOU) regarding learning outcomes, and a basis for the evaluation of student performance must be identified and documented.
Faculty involvement. A CGU or other Claremont faculty member must have teaching, supervisory, and evaluation responsibilities for the activity.
Credit. Student/faculty contact and other performance requirements must be determined to calculate credit hours or the units that will be earned. CGU policy is 10.5 hours per unit of credit. Units may range from 0 to 8 units.
Enrollment. The Enrollment Contract and Registration Form for Independent Study Coursework is used to enroll students in independent study activities. Department approval is required. Registration and Add/Drop deadlines for the applicable semester apply, including late fees for failure to meet these deadlines.
Grade/Evaluation. A grade or evaluation must be submitted by the instructor of record by the grade submission deadline established for the semester of enrollment. This deadline is published in the Academic Calendar. Grades are generally Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U), but an instructor may elect to assign letter grades. Grading options must be disclosed to the student at the beginning of the semester or module of the activity.
Approval. Advisor and department approvals are required for all independent study coursework.
Internships provide a vital opportunity for students to engage in educational experiences that provide guided and closely-supervised immersion in the business of a particular discipline. Requirements for an internship are the same as for an independent study, detailed above. Credits are assigned based upon the student/instructor contact hours and individual goals are dependent upon the focus of activity for the internship experience. Credits may range from 0 to 8 units.
Internships that are arranged with off-campus entities generally require that the student report to and take employment direction from a non-CGU supervisor. Because coursework must be guided by faculty, a CGU instructor must be involved. If the instructor is not present on-site, regular meetings with the student should be scheduled to guide the academic implications of the activity.
Internships should be established by Memos of Understanding or contracts that protect all of the entities involved, including the student, CGU, and the third party. These agreements may be established between the school or department offering the internship and the third party, but must acknowledge all of the following elements:
The provision of stipends or compensation should be reviewed with the Office of Financial Aid to determine implications for student financial aid and other student status considerations.
Questions about internships using third party entities should always be approved by the dean of the school and may require concurrence of the Provost and/or the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC).
CGU does not grant academic credit for life experiences. Independent study, however, may provide an opportunity for a student to critically examine a life experience from an academic, theoretical, or case study perspective.
Use the independent study protocol (as outlined above) to craft an educational activity that examines an experience under the guidance and expertise of a CGU faculty member. Over the period of a semester, a student may meet with an instructor to discuss and critically analyze an experience from a particular perspective, determined by the instructor's expertise. This academic examination may result in a graduate level paper or critique that focuses on one or all of the following goals.
The Enrollment Contract and Registration Form for Independent Study Coursework may be used to guide the development of a structure, learning goals, and evaluation methods.
Students are restricted to the independent study limits of their particular programs and departments.
Apostilles and Notarization of Official CGU Documents
International students and students seeking work in foreign government agencies may be asked by prospective employers to provide certification of their credentials from the United States. Certification means that a sworn affidavit of a document's authenticity is obtained in an acceptable form from either the creator of the document or an official representative of the agency that issued the document.
Authentication on an international level is accomplished by a two-step process that was adopted in 1961 by the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents.
A document is first notarized, meaning that the document is presented to a Notary Public for affixing of the notary's seal. The document may only be presented to a notary by the creator of the document or by an authorized representative of the creator of the document. In the case of diplomas and transcripts, this representative is the registrar. The presenter takes an oath regarding the authenticity of the document and is required to present valid identification to the notary. If satisfied, the notary provides the Jurat as official validation. Commonly referred to as the notarization, this Jurat consists of the notary's seal and signature.
Notary Publics are representatives of the Department of State for the state in which they operate. And because there are numerous notaries throughout the nation, the apostille serves as a second validation for documents that are being sent for official uses outside the United States. In effect, the apostille validates and endorses the right of the Notary Public's action.
Certification of CGU Documents
The Registrar's Office provides notarization of official CGU transcripts and CGU diplomas as needed. Students and/or requesting parties, however, must submit notarized documents direct to the State of California for affixing of the apostille.
Per state regulations, only original documents may be used in the notary process.
Diplomas. Bring the original document to the Registrar's Office for notarization. If the original document is not available, you must order a replacement diploma. It is not CGU's practice to affix a notary seal on the diplomas itself. A copy will be made and used with a sworn statement of authenticity by the registrar. Copies may only be made from originals that have been determined to be authentic by the registrar. As a result, only original documents may be submitted to the registrar. Copies of documents will not be accepted.
Transcripts. Requests for the notarization of transcripts must include a request for a new transcript. Originals and copies or documents previously ordered may not be used for notarization.
The notarization process is provided free by CGU but requires some processing time since the registrar must contact and meet with a notary.
An apostille is a validation or verification of the notarization. It is provided by the State office to whom the notary reports. In California, the apostille is a service of the State of California Department of State. The State's website on notary authentication provides complete instructions and fees for this service.
The procedure instructs consumers to mail documents to the Office of the Secretary of State in Sacramento (phone 916-653-3595). For those who are geographically in southern California, you may also contact the Office of the Registrar/Recorder for the County of Los Angeles (12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650, phone 800-815-2666) and the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Secretary of State for the State of California (300 South Spring Street, Room 12513, Los Angeles, CA 90013) for assistance.
Requesting Official Letters from CGU
Students may be requested or required by various third parties to provide official documentation, letters, or other correspondence about their enrollment, graduation, or other relationship to CGU. The information on this page is provided to assist you in determining how to respond to such requests and what is available to you.
If you do not find the specific guidelines for your needs on this page, use the Request for Official Letter from CGU (see Registrar's Forms Index) to specify your needs and submit to the Registrar's Office.
As with all verifications and transcript requests, you must have no outstanding financial obligations to the University at the time of your request in order for your request to be fulfilled.
If you need to prove that you are enrolled at CGU, there are a number of options available to accomplish this task.
DegreeVerify, a 24/7 automated service provided to CGU through the National Student Clearinghouse, provides verification of your degree from CGU. You can refer third parties to www.cgu.edu/verify for instructions and the link to our service.
Official Documentation. If you must provide a document to your requesting party,the official verification of a degree is your transcript. Foreign entities may request a transcript and/or diploma, either or both of which must be certified with an apostille.
Degree Completion. If you completed your degree requirements, but the degree has not yet posted to your transcript, you may request an official letter indicating completion of your degree. Once your degree has posted, however, you must use mycampus.cgu.edu/web/registrar/for-current-students/student-records/third-party-requests-for-verification-of-enrollment or request a transcript.
The CGU Transcript is the official record of your academic accomplishments at CGU. Before providing a transcript to any third party, however, you may wish to determine whether it is the appropriate document to meet the needs of the request. Remember, your transcript includes your courses and grades and requires your written authorization for CGU to disclose. If enrollment (semesters of attendance, full-time status) or degree information is the objective of the inquiry, use those verification services instead.
Foreign entities may request that a transcript, diploma, or both be certified with an apostille.
Foreign embassies, funding sponsors, and other scholarship providers may or may not accept official documents offered by CGU or through our verification services. Some will require a formal letter from the registrar or other official that includes the seal of the institution. If your third party insists on an official letter about your enrollment or your degree, you may submit your request to the Registrar's Office using the Request for Official Letter from CGU form.
Please note that the information required by your third party may encompass information that can only be provided by your advisor or your department/program. In those instances, you must submit your request direct to the appropriate faculty member or CGU official.
Remember that requests for the disclosure of non-directory (confidential) information from your education records should always be made in writing per the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Students who have been approved for a Leave of Absence for Research may need to present credentials to officials and organizations at their travel destinations, which may include other educational institutions, research initiatives, commercial entities, corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. While an official enrollment verification or a transcript is often accepted, students may be asked to provide a formal letter of introduction from CGU.
If third parties at your research destination require such a letter, you may submit your request to the Registrar's Office using the Request for Official Letter of Introduction from CGU. Remember that requests for the disclosure of non-directory (confidential) information from your education records should always be made in writing per the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
If you have financial aid or other student loans, your repayment period typically begins six months after your last semester of enrollment. Note: last semester of enrollment, not semester of graduation. This financial aid provision is the basis for CGU policies such as maintaining your student status and requiring that you be registered during the semester in which you earn or complete your degree.
If you receive a notice of repayment status and you are registered for the current semester at CGU, there are a number of options available to you.
Deferment and verification services may only be provided if you are registered for the current semester. If you are not enrolled at CGU, you must negotiate any repayment arrangements direct with your lender.
Questions about financial aid or student loans should be referred to Financial Aid.
With the exception of requests for the following information, refer miscellaneous requests and questions to the Registrar's Office.
Course Descriptions. Course descriptions are maintained by the individual department or program. Please forward your request accordingly.
Personal Evaluations. Refer to the appropriate faculty member, advisor, or department/program official as appropriate. Remember, however, that requests for the disclosure of non-directory (confidential) information from your education records should always be made in writing per the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This means that requests submitted to faculty or other departments representatives should be made in writing.
Reclaiming Original Documents
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) collects numerous documents from and about students in the course of its various administrative processes. With the exception of transcripts issued by CGU, which are retained permanently, the Registrar's Office maintains student records files for five years following the last semester of a student's enrollment. After this period, records are destroyed through a confidential records destruction protocol.
For students, and especially for international students, some of the documents provided to CGU for admissions and transfer credit purposes are documents that are difficult to obtain or are essentially irreplaceable. Some foreign institutions limit the issuance of formal, official documents to a single request or distribution. Documents include, but may not be limited to, the following non-CGU-issued records:
Unless a student or former student has signed a waiver of access to a particular record, original documents issued by foreign or other third party institutions are available for return to the student as follows:
Whenever an original document is returned to a student or former student, a copy of the document is made and retained in the student file for the duration of the file's retention period. CGU assumes no responsibility for documents and files that have already been destroyed per institutional records retention policies.
Note that the following procedure applies only to student records in the custody of and/or maintained by the CGU Registrar's Office.
Inquire. Determine whether the document you seek is available at CGU by completing the Student Document Claim Form (available on the Registrar's Form Index). Submit your form to the Registrar's Office. Delivery may be made in person, by mail, by FAX to (909) 607-7285, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Await Confirmation. Allow 72 hours for the records search to be completed. The Registrar's Office will confirm availability of the document and advise you regarding when to pick up your document.
Pick up. When picking up your document, you will be asked to sign the Disposition of Document(s) section of the Student Document Claim Form as evidence of receipt. Your CGU Student ID or other government-issued identification card that includes a photo is required at the time of pick-up.
Alternate Delivery. Documents may also be claimed in the following manner. However, CGU is not responsible for the receipt of any document(s) not claimed in person by the student requesting the document(s).
Registrar's Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 621-8285
Review CGU's Student Privacy (FERPA) Policy.
The official CGU transcript is available in paper format or as an electronic pdf.
Students who attended or graduated from CGU after 1998
Hardcopy/Paper Transcripts: The paper version of the official CGU transcript is printed on SCRIP-SAFE security paper. Bound with a red border, the body of the document is a lighter red color with the name of the institution printed repeatedly in white across the printable field. When this document is held up to a light source, a transluscent globe should be visible on both sides of the paper. The official signature of the registrar appears in white on the face of the the transcript. When photocopied, this document will display a latent security statement, indicating COPY COPY COPY across the face of the document. When exposed to fresh, liquid bleach, the color of the document will turn to brown. Alteration of the CGU transcript may be a criminal offense. Official paper transcripts are mailed in an envelope that indicates "Official Transcript Enclosed." A statement on the reverse of the envelope declares "The enclosed document contains all criteria for authentication and validation. No other marks, signatures, or seals are required on this envelope."
Electronic Transcripts: CGU has contracted with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide official electronic pdf transcripts and are only available through this service. The National Student Clearinghouse provides a secure FTP site where authorized recipients may retrieve the pdf file using unique login credentials. Official electronic transcripts include the university's seal as a watermark and the Registrar's signature on each page. Printed versions of the electronic pdf transcript bear the word "copy" across the face of the document. Official electronic pdf transcripts are not available for students who ceased attendance or graduated from CGU prior to 1998.
Students who ceased attendance or graduated from CGU prior to 1998
Hardcopy/Paper Transcripts: The official CGU transcript is printed on plain paper and bears an original signature in blue ink of the current Registrar or Assistant Registrar. The transcript contains the Registrar's Office embossed seal. Official paper transcripts are mailed in an envelope that indicates "Official Transcript Enclosed." A statement on the reverse of the envelope declares "The enclosed document contains all criteria for authentication and validation. No other marks, signatures, or seals are required on this envelope."
Electronic Transcripts: Not available.
Current Director of Enrollment and Records Management (Registrar):
Reading the CGU Transcript
The following information is compiled from the legend of the official CGU transcript and from previous issues of the transcript legend. For the complete grading scheme of specific years, refer to the Transcript Legend - Historical Disclosure.
CGU courses and credits are based upon the semester unit. Courses listed as earning credit have been reviewed and approved as graduate level coursework.
CGU assigns grades and grade points as follows.
Beginning Summer 2010, all grade changes, except for changes from I and GP, are noted with the specific date of the grade change and the reason for the change.
Credit for Courses
CGU students may enroll in courses offered by the other members of The Claremont Colleges. Credit has been awarded as follows:
A grade of B or better is required for courses accepted as transfer credit.
Official academic records are educational records provided by the University in accordance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These regulations protect the privacy of the information contained in education records. Academic transcripts and the information contained in academic transcripts may not be further disclosed without the prior written consent of the student identified by the transcript.
The information on this page is drawn from the actual transcript legends used by CGU over the years. For space reasons, this information has been summarized and consolidated on the current transcript. The presentation below is chronological.
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) was known as the Claremont Graduate School until July 1, 1997.
CGU operates on a semester system. CGU courses and credits are based upon the semester unit. Grade points, where applicable to the grade point average (GPA) calculation, are based upon the 4.0 scale.
Courses earning credit have been reviewed and approved as graduate level coursework.
A minimum grade of B is required for courses accepted as transfer credit.
Current Grading and Grade Points
CGU assigns grades and grade points as follows.
The following table details information about the grading notations.
January 1995 to May 2010
Courses numbered below 100 do not receive graduate credit.
A grade of B or better is required for courses accepted as transfer credit.
September 1974 to December 1994
A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, and the following grades.
Prior to September 1972, courses numbered 1-100 which are followed by an asterisk (*) received graduate credit. Courses numbered 1-100 with no asterisk earned no graduate credit.
September 1965 to August 1974
September 1961 to August 1965
September 1950 to August 1961
September 1925 to August 1950
CGU printed its history of grading schemes on the legend of its official transcripts until 2010, when, for space consideration, a summary listing was substituted. The information in this webpage is presented for historical purposes.
CGU is part of The Claremont Colleges, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
CGU has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as its agent to manage online and electronic transcript ordering services for students and former students. In addition, the NSC provides CGU's enrollment and degree verification services to third parties. All NSC services comply with requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
For more information about the formats of CGU official transcripts and standards of authenticity, please see Authenticity of Official Transcripts section of the Registrar's website.
The following conditions apply to all transcript requests.
Electronic transcripts may only be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) via www.nationalstudentclearinghouse.org or getmytranscript.com. Standard processing time is 3 to 5 business days. Rush processing available for an additional fee. Credit card payment required. Note: Electronic transcripts are not available for students who ceased attending or graduated from CGU prior to 1998.
Order through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) via www.nationalstudentclearinghouse.org or getmytranscript.com. Standard processing time is 3 to 5 business days. Rush processing available for an additional fee. Credit card payment required. Official paper transcripts may also be ordered in person or by mail using the Transcript Request Form available on the Registrar's Form Index (check or money order are the only payment forms accepted when using the Transcript Request Form).
Unofficial Transcripts (available for current students only)
Current students may view and print their unofficial transcript through their MyCGU portal at any time, provided they do not have any holds on their record which prevent the release of transcripts. Note: Unofficial transcripts are downloads of data from your official academic record. Because these documents do not identify Claremont Graduate University as the source, they are considered unofficial and are not recommended for sharing with or distributing to third parties.
Verifications of Degrees and Enrollment
Claremont Graduate University has contracted the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to perform all verifications--degree and enrollment--on its behalf at degreeverify.org and enrollmentverify.org
Note that the NSC charges a nominal fee for verifications that are successfully completed. Questions about services should be directed to the NSC as instructed on the individual websites.
All verifications for third parties are provided in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The term "third partiy"refers to any entity other than the student who attended CGU.
Verification of Degrees
CGU has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as its agent for the verification of degrees received by our students. The NSC provides verification services for over 2,500 institutions nationwide. Verifications are available 24/7 by following the instructions below.
Requests may also be sent by mail to National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300. Herndon, VA 20171.
Please note that verifications submitted to Student Affairs will be forwarded to the NSC for processing.
Verifications of Enrollment
CGU has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as its agent for the verification of student enrollments. The NSC provides verification services for over 2,500 institutions nationwide. Verifications, including the printing of verification certificates, are available 24/7 by following the instructions below.
The NSC charges a nominal fee for all verifications that are successfully completed.
NSC accounts are available for entities that process verification requests on a frequent and/or high volume basis. Click on the How to Join link from the Enrollment Verify menu for details.
Comments regarding verification services should be directed to the National Student Clearinghouse.