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Enrollment Verification Services

Official enrollment verifications are produced on special security paper containing the Penn State federal school code, Penn State seal and the University Registrar's signature. All official verifications are delivered via U.S. mail or Federal Express if special mailing services are requested. Enrollment verifications cannot be distributed by fax or email.

The Office of the University Registrar will not complete agency supplied verification forms. Rather the official University enrollment verification statement will be attached to the original agency supplied form.

Current students, former students, and parents of current students may use one of the following Penn State enrollment verification services.

Currently Enrolled Students

You may request your verification using one of three methods:

  1. Online using LionPATH. Select "Enrollment Verification" from the other academic dropdown menu and click the "Go" icon. From here you may:

    a.) Request an official copy of your verification to be mailed to you or a third-party. ("Request Institution to Mail")
    • Produces an official verification to be mailed the following business day by U.S. first-class mail (International addresses via air mail.
    b.) View and print an unofficial copy of your verification. ("Allow to Print from My Browser")
    • If you are supplying the verification in response to a request from a third party, you should first ensure that an unofficial copy is acceptable to the requestor. Otherwise, request an official copy to be mailed directly to the requestor or direct the requestor to the National Student Clearinghouse, Penn State's authorized provider of verifications to third parties.

  2. By fax or mail

  3. In person at the Registrar's Office in 112 Shields Building, University Park campus.

Parents of Currently Enrolled Students

You may request a verification of your student's enrollment using one of three methods:

  1. Online using LionPATH. However, you must first be granted delegated access by your student as follows:

    a.) The student must grant their parent delegated access in LionPATH by selecting "Main Menu > Self Service > Student Delegation > Guardian Options" in the breadcrumbs menu navigation and following the instructions to grant delegated access to the Grades function.

    b.) Delegates will be notified via email that they have been granted delegated access in LionPATH. [Note: The email will be sent the email address the student entered during the setup of delegated access.]

    c.) Follow the instructions provided in the email to setup yur LionPATH login username and password.

    Once logged into LionPATH, you can access your student's Request Enrollment Verifications screen by selecting "Main Menu > Self Service > Academic Records > Request Enrollment Verifications" in the breadcrumbs menu navigation. From here you may:

    a.) Request an official copy of your student's verification to be mailed to you or a third-party. ("Request Institution to Mail")
    • Produces an official verification to be mailed the following business day by U.S. first-class mail (International addresses via air mail).

    b.) View and print an unofficial copy of your student's verification. ("Allow to Print from My Browser")
    • If you are supplying the verification in response to a request from a third party, you should first ensure that an unofficial copy is acceptable to the requestor. Otherwise, request an official copy to be mailed directly to the requestor or direct the requestor to the National Student Clearinghouse, Penn State's authorized provider of verifications to third parties.
  1. By fax or mail

  2. In person at the Registrar's Office in 112 Shields Building, University Park campus.

Former Students

You may request a verification using one of two methods:

  1. By fax or mail

  2. In person at the Registrar's Office in 112 Shields Building, University Park campus.

By Fax or Mail

  1. Complete the Enrollment Verification Form or send a letter.
Mail to:
Office of the University Registrar
Transcript/Verification Department
112 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802-1271
Fax to:
814-863-1929
  • Maximum three business day response from receipt of request to mailing by U.S. first-class mail (International address via air mail).
  • Requestor will not be notified of either receipt or completion of their request.
  • Special mailing services available for a fee.

Special Mailing Services

Special mailing services are only available for requests submitted by fax or mail. We cannot accept emaileed requests.

If you select this method of delivery, it is your responsibility to be aware of, and adhere to the delivery guidelines established by Federal Express. We are not responsible for the package after it has been picked up by FedEx.

Federal Express Delivery:

  • Fee of $30.00
  • Requests received by noon (eastern time) will be processed and mailed FedEx for next business day (Monday - Friday) delivery.
  • FedEx requires a signature upon delivery.
  • FedEx will not deliver to a P.O. Box or to an A.P.O. (military post office) box.
  • If the address provided does not meet FedEx address regulations, the request will be mailed using U.S. Express Mail.

Note: If a requested verification is not delivered due to our office error, we will gladly provide a replacement document. We cannot accept responsibility for non-delivery if the address provided to us is either incomplete or incorrect, nor can we accept responsibility for timely delivery by the U.S. Post Office, FedEx, or any other mail carrier vendor.