Deferments and Verifications

Loan deferments, verifications of attendance and address, verification of good standing and verification of degree received are done by the Office of the Registrar. Any questions regarding these matters should be referred a Records Specialist. Students should bring or mail in any documents that need to be completed for deferments or verifications. The processing time is 3 - 5 business days.

The National Student Clearinghouse is now our authorized agent for providing enrollment and degree verifications to employers, screening firms, credit card and other companies. Please visit their website or call at (703) 742-4200.

Self-service Enrollment and Degree Verifications

Students with OASIS access can obtain enrollment and degree verifications on the OASIS website. In addition, notifications that the Clearinghouse has provided to lenders and guarantors can be viewed. Log in to the OASIS homepage, select the Students tab, and click the Student Self-Service link in the Transcript Ordering / Enrollment and Degree Verification area on the right side of the page. Your Social Security number must be on record in Oasis to use this service.

If you do not have OASIS access and want to request verification of attendance, please fill out the Request for Verification Form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. This form can be faxed to (312) 369-8073. Processing time is 3-5 business days.

Columbia College uses the following key to document student enrollment status:

UNDERGRADUATE
Full time status - 12 credit hours or more
Three quarter time - 9 to 11 credit hours
Half time status - 6 to 8 credit hours
Less than half time status - 1 to 5 credit hours

GRADUATE
Full time status - 9 credit hours or more
Three quarter time - 8 credit hours 
Half time status - 6 to 7 credit hours
Less than half time status - 1 to 5 credit hours

Degrees can be verified after they are posted to a student's transcript.