Degree Verifications

Can I verify any Harvard University degree through this website?
No. The Faculty of Arts & Sciences Registrar’s Office can only verify degrees for alumni of Harvard College or the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. For inquiries about degrees from other schools, e.g. Harvard Law School, you will need to contact that school’s registrar’s office directly.

How much does it cost to verify a degree?
There is a $10 processing surcharge. 

Why is The National Student Clearinghouse involved?
The FAS Registrar’s Office has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to collect inquiries for verifications. If the data you provide can be confirmed then the verification is instantaneous. However, the staff of the Registrar’s Office manually verifies requests whenever there is incomplete or potentially erroneous information. Please allow 8-10 business days for processing if we have to request materials from University Archives on your behalf. 

What information is required in order to obtain a degree verification?
The more information you offer the more likely we are to find the match: full name, University ID number, degree awarded (example AB or PhD), dates of attendance, field of concentration.

Will the verification have the seal of Harvard University on it?
No, but it is still considered an official verification of your degree.

Is a verification from the National Student Clearinghouse official?
Yes. The National Student Clearinghouse is authorized to provide these on behalf of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. 

Can I contact the Registrar’s Office to verify a degree over the phone?
To better service all of our constituents all verifications are handled through the National Student Clearinghouse.