Who Can Verify?
Colleges and universities outsource verifications to the National Student Clearinghouse for three categories of requestors:
- Employers so that their graduates can be quickly and efficiently verified for jobs,
- Student service providers so that their students can take full advantage of the many discounts and services available only to students or graduates, and
- Students or graduates who need certification of their own enrollment or degree.
Users of the Clearinghouse’s online verification portal must certify that their request fits into one of three approved categories.
Users of our online verification portal must certify that their request fits into one of these categories.
Frequently, the Clearinghouse is directly approached for verifications by members of the media or private investigators. We refer these requestors to the institution so that the institution can directly handle these sometimes sensitive inquiries.