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Verification services

How to verify a degree

For confirmation of a degree awarded after Oct. 1, 2000, use the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for verification. The National Student Clearinghouse charges a fee for this information.

NSC Degree Verify

To verify a degree awarded prior to Oct. 1, 2000, contact the Columbia College Office of the Registrar.

Office of the Registrar
Phone: (573) 875-7658
Toll free: (800) 231-2391, ext. 7658

How to verify enrollment

Letters of Enrollment Verification serve as official verification of a student’s current enrollment, and may be requested by students for various purposes. The letter provides directory information, such as the student’s full name, date of birth, enrollment status and anticipated graduation date. Additional content can be requested. Students may request this letter at any point in the semester. Note: letter requests that include academic standing or GPA information, will reflect information from the last semester completed.

To request an Enrollment Verification letter, complete and return the Enrollment Verification form available in CougarTrack under the Student>Forms menu.

We must be provided with contact information for the third party recipient so that we can forward the letter on the student's behalf. We will not return letters directly to the student. 

Note: Enrollment status reflects a student’s academic load for the 16-week semester. Please refer to the chart below for Columbia College's academic load definitions. Enrollment status will not be calculated based on the academic load of a single 8-week session. Verification of future enrollment will be completed once the student is registered for the requested semester.

Undergraduate enrollment status per semester
Undergraduate enrollment status Credit hours
Full-time 12  or more
3/4 time 9-11
Half time 6-8
Less than half time 1-5
Graduate enrollment status per semester
Graduate enrollment status Credit hours
Full-time 6
Half time 3-5
Less than half time 1-2

Questions can be directed to the Office of the Registrar at (800) 231-2391 ext. 7526 or


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