Enrollment Certification and Degree Verification


If you are currently enrolled at American University Washington College of Law ("WCL"), you may obtain a certification of enrollment by accessing the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) via MyAU. These certifications may be used to provide proof of enrollment for loan deferments, scholarship applications, employment applications, and other purposes. They are distinct from official transcripts of your permanent academic record. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if additional information is required or if you have questions.


For currently enrolled students, the NSC's Enrollment Verification Certificates are accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • Log in to myau.american.edu; go to "Academics"; select "Certifications/Verification of Enrollment (Student Clearinghouse)"

  • Click "Enter the Student Clearinghouse"; You will be directed to a secure website separate from the American University portal.

For limited periods prior to the start of WCL’s Fall and Spring semesters, currently enrolled students may also obtain Advanced Registration Certificates based on pre-term registration information provided to the NSC by WCL at the conclusion of priority registration. This document should not be used for loan deferment verification purposes, as it does not guarantee subsequent enrollment at Washington College of Law.

Degree Verification

If you are a graduate, for a fee, the NSC provides verification of degrees earned at Washington College of Law. The NSC's DegreeVerify Certificates are distinct from official transcripts of the student's permanent academic record.

If your employer does not participate with the National Student Clearinghouse, you can request a letter from the Office of the Registrar verifying the degree obtained the and date of degree conferral.

The request form is available here.

Please send to registrationservices@wcl.american.edu.

Alumni must order an official transcript from the Office of the Registrar by visiting Parchment, WCL’s external transcript provider.