Enrollment Certification and Degree Verification

Enrollment Verification

An enrollment verification is an official document which provides a student's enrollment status. It does NOT include individual course or grade information, and does not provide a student's GPA.  An enrollment verification document can be used whenever enrollment verification of a student's status is required for scholarship purposes, medical coverage, loan deferments, jury duty, car insurance, and so forth.

An enrollment verification shows the following information:

  1. Student Name
  2. Semester(s) Enrolled 
  3. Start and End Dates of Each Semester 
  4. Status: Less than 1/2; Half-Time; Full-Time;
  5. Expected Graduation Date

Howard University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment certificates for former and currently enrolled students. These are official certificates and do not require additional certification from the Office of the Registrar. However, please note that it may take up to five business days for the NSC to process the latest enrollment information. 

Obtaining an Enrollment Verification

Enrollment verifications are available online via BisonWeb once registration has ended for that term. This official certificate is generally available two to three weeks after the semester has commenced. Students who need proof of enrollment can access their Advanced Registration certificate via BisonWeb if they have registered prior to the first week of classes. Students can generate, save and print an enrollment verification directly from their computer. Howard University will certify current or past enrollment. The university cannot verify enrollment for future semesters. 

Please follow the instructions below to access your enrollment verification.

  • Log into BisonWeb 
  • ​Select the "Student Services"
  • Select the "Enrollment Verification Request”
  • Select the radio button for either
    • Current Enrollment 
    • All Enrollment (available for Fall 2022 registration and prior terms)
    • Advanced Registration (available for students registered on or prior to August 19, 2022)
  • Once a selection has been made, please select “Obtain an Enrollment Certificate”
  • Print PDF

If you are registered and cannot access your enrollment verification certificate, please contact us at registrar@howard.edu with email subject "[your student ID number] Enrollment Verification Request]" for further assistance.

Third Party Requests

As of January 1, 2010, Howard University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide all enrollment and degree verifications via www.degreeverify.org. The NSC will be able to verify enrollment for all students except for those individuals with an outstanding financial obligation to the university.  The student’s name when enrolled, Social Security Number, and date of birth will be required for identification purposes and enrollment verification.

The Office of the Registrar no longer accepts third party written requests for degree and/or enrollment verifications.